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a bowl of garlic butter shrimp and spaghetti

Garlic Butter Shrimp Spaghetti

Savory, succulent Garlic Butter Shrimp Spaghetti paired with a light and airy spaghetti – an easy and quick dish for the weekday menu.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 8 oz spaghetti or pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled deveined (I get mine from Certified Steak & Seafood)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti, or pasta of choice, according to package instructions; drain well and reserve ½ cup of pasta water.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter, add the garlic and stir until fragrant and lightly golden, about 1-2 minutes
  • Add shrimp, salt and pepper to taste and cook stirring occasionally, until shrimp is opaque pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked spaghetti to the skillet, along with reserved pasta water, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine lightly and garnish with parsley.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2.1mg