Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 30 minutes!  Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in fresh parmesan cheese and pasta.  It will become a new favorite!

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Say hello to your new favorite one pot meal.  This seriously blew away our taste buds and became an instant favorite with the first bite.

Rewind to the time I despised shrimp.  Yes I hated shrimp.  But I am a firm believer in giving things a chance.  For example.  I used to hate salmon.  Now it is hands down my favorite thing to eat.

So I told myself that I am going to give shrimp a chance.  Especially because my hubby loves shrimp!  So I try to cook a meal with shrimp for him a few times a month.  This dish my friends is incredible.  And even the former shrimp hater aka me LOVED it!

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

The awesome thing about this meal is that it is cooked in just one pot.  Only having to dirty one pot and deliver an amazing meal for the fam= one happy mama.


The shrimp is cooked in an amazing lemon garlic butter sauce that is to die for.  I love shrimp because it cooks so incredibly fast.  It gets tossed in spinach and pasta and fresh grated parmesan cheese.

So basically all of my favorite things in one.  Lemon, butter, garlic, parmesan….  are you getting hungry? 🙂

You guys are going to LOVE this meal.  I pinky promise.


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Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta
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Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 30 minutes! Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in fresh parmesan cheese and pasta. It will become a new favorite!
Serves: 6
  • 8 ounces Linguine Pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1¼ pound large shrimp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  1. In a large pot cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Using the same pan, heat olive oil and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink. Add italian seasoning and spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Add the pasta back to the pot with the remaining butter, parmesan, and parsley. Still until mixed and butter is melted.
  5. Add the lemon juice before serving and serve while hot.
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Great recipe!!! So I amended the recipe. No chilipepper so I used aji Amarillo (Peruvian paste) and added grape tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes. I made a double batch so I made for our dinner and 3 lunches! Next time I’ll put a ton more spinach (I forgot it cooks & shrinks). Don’t forget lemon peel! I’m making this next time with chicken breast. And I kept sauce separate from paste until serving. And lastly, when it got cold it was good too!

  2. This was absolutely delicious and sooo easy – thank you! My family loved it. I omitted parsley only because I didn’t have it on hand and pepper because the kids and hubby don’t care for any spice. I served it with a tomato mozzarella caprese salad. This is a definite keeper!

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