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Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

I find it amazing how just a few simple ingredients can come together to make a great dish. This holds true with this recipe for garlic shrimp pasta. You can never go wrong with the combination of shrimp and pasta and this dish doesn’t disappoint. The shrimp are sautéed in butter and garlic and then mixed with noodles, oil, and various seasonings.  A lot of the seasonings in this recipe can be added to your taste. This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe. Enjoy.

(Makes 4 servings)

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Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1lb medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, with tails removed)
  • 1lb uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • 8 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt



  1.  Boil pasta in water according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water for use at a later time. Drain the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, in a large deep skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add shrimp and cook until they are a little pink. Add garlic and cook 5-7 minutes. Add olive oil and continue to cook shrimp until they are pink.
  3. Add pasta to the skillet, season with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and salt. Add enough of the saved pasta water till the mixture is not dry but not simmering in liquid (start by adding ¼ of a cup and work your way up from there).
  4. Keep tossing all the ingredients around in the skillet until it is well combined and hot.


  1. Deb says:

    Hi –
    Please tell me where you buy your shrimp. Are they fresh or pre-cooked? Are they from the Gulf of Mexico?? What is the fresh green garnish? Thanks!

  2. Bobby says:

    Deb- I get my shrimp from walmart. I am not sure where they are from, but they are not fresh but frozen. Sadly, I have no choice because I live in a small area and cannot get fresh shrimp. I do however use raw shrimp all the time. The green garnish is Italian Parsley.

  3. Zelda of Hyrule says:

    Come on son, you have been slacking lately. Not saying this doesnt look good, I just am not big on Pasta.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hey there! How much italian seasoning do use start out with? I really wanna make this but don’t wanna mess it up by adding too much.

  5. Bobby says:

    Elizabeth- in this specific recipe its meant to your taste. Meaning how ever much would taste good to you. I would suggest starting with a 1/2 tablespoon and working up from there.

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