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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter shrimp, garlic butter shrimp pasta, shrimp fettuccine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 12 oz Fettuccine
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 4 clove Garlic
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ Juice of Lemon
  • ¼ Lemon Zest
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper


  1. In a large pot boiling salted water, cook fettuccine pasta until al dente, drain well then set aside.

  2. In a pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat. Cook garlic until fragrant for 2 minutes.

  3. Melt butter in the same pan then cooks shrimp. Stir occasionally until the shrimp turn opaque white with some pink for about 4-6 minutes.

  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Stir until combined and the parmesan cheese melted.

  5. Transfer the fettuccine into a pan, stir until evenly distributed.

  6. Garnish with parsley before serving.

  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • I highly recommend you to prepare the ingredients set first before you start cooking,  and the rest of this garlic butter shrimp pasta recipe cooks so fast.
  • The shrimp are cooked in a mixture of butter and oil combination to prevent the butter from burning. 
  • Be careful with cooking shrimp, not overcook the shrimp. They only require a few minutes of cooking and if you overcook them they will get chewy. Cook until they are opaque pink in color.
  • If you want a rich and creamy texture you can use milk instead of pasta water. I prefer keeping it light with the lemon juice and pasta water because the garlic and butter give it great flavor. feel free to choose your preference.