Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Shrimp Pasta


"Garlic butter, prepared in the microwave, is the secret to this easily and quickly prepared dish. This recipe is really great whether you are having dinner with the family or with friends."


servings 314 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water with vegetable oil until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, place the shrimp in boiling salted water for 3 to 5 minutes, just until they turn pink. Cooking time will depend on the size of the shrimp. Remove the tails, and place in a bowl of warm water.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix butter or margarine and minced garlic. Microwave on high for 45 seconds, or until melted. Stir.
  4. Drain pasta, and transfer to a serving dish. Toss with garlic butter and shrimp. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve warm.
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  1. 139 Ratings


A lot of people said there was "something missing" here, and I had a few ideas as to what that might be. For one thing, all the shrimp flavor is getting boiled or soaked out in water! Here's w...

I've been making something like this for years now. Like many of the other reviewers, I follow the basic recipe, but do things a bit differently. I sautee my shrimp with butter, olive oil and ...

I have not cooked this particular recipe, but I would definitely change a few things based on reading it. First of all use extra vigin olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I would sautee the...

Simple but not sure why some of the steps are in there? Like many others I did the following. 1. Pasta and strain 2. Saute the garlic, butter and shrimp in a pan. 3. Season with salt, peppe...

I think this is a very easy dish, and the flavor suggests otherwise. But I did put my own spin on it. I sauteed the garlic in a pan in butter, then added the shrimp and sauteed, then the pasta...

I made a lot of modifications and it turned out great. I sauteed the garlic in olive oil and butter. Then I added the shrimp, 2 tomatoes, about 1 tsp of lemon juice, dash of pepper, dash of ca...

A delicious quick and easy shrimp and pasta dinner! I made this as a surprise for my boyfriend - a huge shrimp fan - on a night he had to work late. I used half the amounts of pasta and shrimp...

I read the reviews and adjusted the recipe. I used approximately 2 tbsp of olive oil, and 2 tbs of butter. I sauteed the garlic (fresh) until it started to brown just a bit. Next, I added the sh...

I agree with many other reviewers...something is missing. You do need to add something to spice it up. I also grilled the shrimp instead of boiling for better flavor. It's a good basic recipe...