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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine Recipe

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine Recipe

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How To Make Lemon Garlic Shrimp Fettuccine

This shrimp fettuccine is bursting with creaminess and just the right flavor. Learn how to make this creamy pasta dish for a simple yet exquisite meal.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 8ozfettuccine
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 3tbspbutter,divided
  • 1lbsmedium raw shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 6clovesgarlic,minced, divided
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 2tbspflour
  • cupslow sodium chicken broth
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • ¼cupprepared pesto
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • ½cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated

Optional Garnishes:

  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley
  • lemon juice


  1. Cook pasta in salted water until al dente. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before draining. Set aside.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, 4 minced garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cook and stir for approximately 4 minutes or just until shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Scrape shrimp and garlic/juices to a plate. Set aside.

  4. Using the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add remaining 2 minced garlic cloves and saute 30 seconds.

  5. Sprinkle in flour and cook while stirring for 1 minute, then turn heat to Low. Slowly whisk in chicken broth, heavy cream, and pesto, stirring constantly until smooth.

  6. Turn heat to medium-high and bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to low and stir in lemon juice followed by Parmesan cheese until melted.

  8. Stir in shrimp and pasta until well coated in sauce, adding additional reserved pasta water or heavy cream if needed to reach desired consistency. Taste and season with additional salt, pepper, and/or red pepper flakes to taste.

  9. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, fresh parsley and lemon juice.


  • Calories: 683.42kcal
  • Fat: 35.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.41g
  • Fiber: 2.56g
  • Sugar: 2.86g
  • Protein: 41.03g
  • Cholesterol: 260.20mg
  • Sodium: 752.02mg
  • Calcium: 373.89mg
  • Potassium: 595.95mg
  • Iron: 2.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 249.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.43mg
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