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A bowl of pasta with garlic butter shrimp.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Duska


  • 8 oz. pasta any shape
  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic about 4-5 garlic cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup parmesan grated


  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain well.
  • While the pasta is boiling, peel and devein the shrimp and remove tails. Wash the shrimp under cold water and then pat them dry with a towel. Toss the shrimp in salt, black pepper and garlic powder and set aside.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and cracked red pepper to the saucepan and cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Melt the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add the drained pasta, grated parmesan cheese and spinach. Toss to coat the pasta with the garlic butter. Serve and enjoy!
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 26g