Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

This recipe is one that you are going to fall in love with immediately. It works well as a main dish and can also be used as a side if you choose.

It is so creamy, so delicious and so dang easy to make. This dish is sure to rival the big fancy restaurants and their dishes.

It may be hard to believe that this dish can actually be ready in roughly 15 minutes. It works perfectly on those days when there is so much to do and school activities are running later in the day.

Those are the times you want something that is so delicious, so creamy and easy. It helps that this dish is packed full of flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store this dish?

Once cooled, this dish can be placed in an airtight container and then placed into the refrigerator. The dish will last in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

            Can I freeze this meal?

Cover the meal tightly with plastic wrap or place it into an airtight container. Garlic Shrimp Pasta will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

            Could I add more to the dish, to make it a one pan dish?

I have added broccoli to the pan and the family loved it! I also added some scallops when I made this dish one evening when we had friends over. The dish went well, although I am not a fan of scallops.

            What should I serve with this dish?

I always have some crusty bread to soak up the sauce. I will also have a side salad to go along with the dinner.

What do you need to make Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

            8 ounces linguine, cooked according to package directions

            1 tbsp Olive Oil

            1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined

            ½ tsp salt

            ¼ tsp ground black pepper

            1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

            1 tbsp butter

            1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced

            ½ cup heavy cream

            ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated

            ¼ cup Parsley, freshly chopped

How to make Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

FIRST STEP:

Cook the pasta according to package directions

SECOND STEP:

When ready to drain, reserve 1 cup of the water from the pan

In a skillet set on medium heat, melt the butter

Add in the Olive Oil

Gently place the shrimp in the pan and cook for one minute

Sprinkle the seasoning over the shrimp and flip the shrimp to cook for another minute or two until no longer pink

THIRD STEP:

Set the shrimp on a plate and set to the side

In the same pan, add in butter and garlic, saute until fragrant

Add in the heavy cream and scrape the skillet bottom to deglaze

Add in the parmesan cheese and allow it to melt

FOURTH STEP:

Loosen the sauce up by adding a small amount of the pasta water until desired consistency

Taste the sauce and add more Old Bay, salt and pepper if needed

Add in the drained pasta and the shrimp

Stir to coat the shrimp and the linguine completely

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FIFTH STEP:

Top with the freshly chopped parsley.

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  •             8 ounces linguine, cooked according to package directions
  •             1 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  •             1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  •             1 tbsp butter
  •             1 tbsp garlic, freshly minced
  •             ½ cup heavy cream
  •             ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  •             ¼ cup Parsley, freshly chopped

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cook the pasta according to package directions

When ready to drain, reserve 1 cup of the water from the pan

SECOND STEP:

In a skillet set on medium heat, melt the butter

Add in the Olive Oil

Gently place the shrimp in the pan and cook for one minute

Sprinkle the seasoning over the shrimp and flip the shrimp to cook for another minute or two until no longer pink

Set the shrimp on a plate and set to the side

THIRD STEP:

In the same pan, add in butter and garlic, saute until fragrant

Add in the heavy cream and scrape the skillet bottom to deglaze

Add in the parmesan cheese and allow it to melt

FOURTH STEP:

Loosen the sauce up by adding a small amount of the pasta water until desired consistency

Taste the sauce and add more Old Bay, salt and pepper if needed

Add in the drained pasta and the shrimp

Stir to coat the shrimp and the linguine completely

FIFTH STEP:

Top with the freshly chopped parsley.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 146mgSodium: 1042mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 17g