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! 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 ❤️ The idea of this shrimp pasta came after one night when I decided to add shrimp to my garlic butter pasta for dinner, I also had some cream that I needed to use up, so I added a splash of cream for extra creaminess and richness, and this perfect recipe was born!
It’s SO simple, but when you serve it to someone you love, it will look like you put a lot of effort into making this dish. The flavor of this garlicky shrimp pasta and the cream sauce is just incredible, and the textures are perfect! This creamy shrimp pasta is indulgent but not too heavy. And it’s much healthier than what you’d get at a restaurant, I mean, we all know that restaurant food is so good because it’s LOADED with butter, oil, and salt. But this recipe is lighter, healthier, and still tastes amazing!
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)
fresh ground pepper
red pepper flakes
herbs (according to taste)
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.
While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.
Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.
Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.
Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.
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 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.
Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!