Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

How To Make Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

A light and flavorful pasta dish with succulent shrimp, zesty lemon, and savory garlic.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

  3. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until pink and cooked through.

  4. Once the spaghetti is cooked, save 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain the rest of the water.

  5. Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet with the shrimp and toss together with the garlic and oil.

  6. Remove the skillet from the heat, add lemon juice and zest, and parsley. Toss again and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. If the sauce is too thick, add the saved pasta water and toss again until the sauce coats the spaghetti evenly.

  8. Serve the Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta hot and garnish with additional parsley and lemon zest.


  • Calories : 590
  • Total Fat : 19g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 221mg
  • Sodium : 402mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 70g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 3g
  • Protein : 33g
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