Recently, this pasta with lemony, garlicky shrimp and tomatoes has been a favorite. IT's both light and satisfying. Plus, the whole family likes it, so there's no going wrong!
What You’ll Love About This Garlic Shrimp Pasta
It's easy to make.
Full of flavor.
Minimal ingredients required.
Easy to store leftovers and re-purpose.
A great recipe for entertaining.
Did I mention the burst of flavor?
How to Make Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
While the pasta cooks, you can quickly whip up the savory lemon garlic shrimp sauce in one skillet.
Here are some things to keep in mind about the ingredients in this pasta recipe:
Pappardelle pasta. You can use any pasta you like. I think the thick, chewy pappardelle is perfect for soaking up and holding onto the savory, lemony cream sauce.
Colossal shrimp. These are the biggest, meatiest shrimp you can find, and I highly recommend using them! Leaving the tail on adds more seafood flavor to your pasta sauce.
Heavy cream. This thickens your sauce and adds a delicious creamy dimension to the dish.
White wine. You can omit the wine to make this recipe alcohol-free. You may want to substitute it with lemon juice for some acid.
Parmesan cheese. This enriches the dish a ton. You can also use another savory cheese like pecorino romano or ricotta salata.
Gluten-free Shrimp Pasta
To make this recipe gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free pasta.
You can amp up the colors in this pasta however you like. I like to add kale, but any other green will also work.
Here are some there vegetables to try in this savory lemon pasta recipe:
Colorful bell peppers
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Savory Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
5 from 5 votes
This Savory Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta recipe is a real special dish. Packed with bold, savory flavors (especially from the Sweeet Heat seasoning)–this recipe is a sure crowd pleaser and is finger-licking goodness on a plate. Absolutely creamy, easy to make, and a best kept secret star!
To begin, cook pasta according to packaging. NOTE: Pappardelle pasta doesn’t take a long time to cook, usually 8-10 minutes (however, you should cook at 6-8 minutes or so—‘al dente’).
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter until melted. Add in the shrimp (season w/ salt + pepper) and cook on both sides (about 3-4 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from skillet and set shrimp aside on a plate or in a bowl.
In the same skillet (with juices from shrimp + all), melt the other tablespoon of butter and add garlic and sauté for 1 minute or so, until fragrant. Add in the season and whisk until well combined.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly add in the heavy cream, chicken stock, lemon juice, chopped kale, and white wine, stirring until incorporated. Let it bubble for 1-2 minutes and then add in the grated parmesan, whisking until fully melted and sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
When the pasta is done, drain it and add it to the sauce, stirring until sauce fully coats + sticks to pasta. Toss in the shrimp until fully coated. Remove from heat and serve.
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE: Any leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
PASTA: You can use long pastas like Pappardelle, Fettuccine, etc. however, I would recommend tossing with tongs to ensure that pasta is fully manageable and fully coated.Otherwise, other pastas such as Penne, Rigatoni, etc. are perfect.
GREENS: To add a bit more flavor to this dish, you can always feel free to add in your favorite greens such as kale, spinach, collards, or asparagus.
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I might be drooling over my keyboard...the flavors combo is absolutely delicious in this recipe and love how light it is. Totally craving it for dinner tonight :).
I found you on the facebook group. I love pasta with shrimp & garlic so much. This looks so yummy
Great pics of a perfect summer dinner! Can't wait to try
Looks so delicious and balanced! Perfect for a healthy dinner or lunch in summer!
The combination of lemon and garlic is so unique!
I love shrimp pasta in the summer. It’s so light and fresh.
The combination of flavors sounds absolutely delicious! What a winning dinner.