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Creamy garlic butter shrimp pasta is an elegant pasta dish with big flavors! It’s so quick and easy, and perfect for a weeknight dinner as it’s ready in just 15 minutes. Serve this for a Romantic date night, for a special occasion, or as a family meal. Either way, everyone will love it!

Butter garlic shrimp tossed in creamy rich sauce and pasta, a close up shot.

Succulent butter and garlic infused shrimp sizzling in a flavorful cream sauce, tossed with perfectly cooked pasta. This is where every pasta lovers’ dream comes true ❤️


  • 1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 lb spaghetti noodles (more or less, depending on family size)
  • 6 -8 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • olive oil (3 drizzles)
  • Italian seasoning
  • fresh ground pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • herbs (according to taste)

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1 Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 cup of pasta water for use later. I always put some oil, salt, and fresh herbs in with my pasta when I boil it. Drain and set aside when done.

2 While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.

3 Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.

4 Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.

5 Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.

6 Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings. Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid either. Depending on the amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it. Start with adding 1/4 of it then work up from there.

7 Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!

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By KhaliL

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