Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Garlic Shrimp Pasta – this is the kind of recipe my family loves. Buttery noodles with juicy plump shrimp, flavored with lemon and garlic. And it’s the kind of recipe I love because dinner is ready in 15 minutes and it’s so easy.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta in skillet with fresh Lemon

15 Minutes for Garlic Shrimp Pasta Dinner

Angel hair is great to accompany this lemon garlic shrimp because it cooks so quickly and so do shrimp. Even large shrimp only take a couple minutes to cook through.

To save chopping time, and because I don’t like biting into little pieces of garlic no matter how small I mince it, I used garlic powder. Feel free to chop a clove or two of garlic and sautee it with the butter if you prefer garlic cloves.

Lemon garlic shrimp with angel hair pasta in skillet

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The lemon adds a wonderful brightness to the dish and is a perfect compliment to shrimp. And anything tossed in butter automatically tastes great.

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Garlic Shrimp Pasta made in 15 minutes

How to make garlic shrimp pasta in 15 minutes

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Buttery noodles with juicy plump shrimp and flavored with lemon and garlic that’s ready in 15 minutes and so easy. To save chopping time and because I don’t like biting into little pieces of garlic, I used garlic powder. Feel free to chop a clove or two of garlic and sautee it with the butter if you prefer cloves. The lemon adds a wonderful brightness to the dish and is a perfect compliment to shrimp. And anything tossed in butter automatically tastes great.

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Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions (half of a 1-pound box)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, de-veined, and cleaned with tails off (I prefer 12-15 count shrimp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. To a large skillet, add the butter and heat over medium-high heat to melt.
  3. Stir in the garlic powder.
  4. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes total, or until just pink and cooked through. Flip shrimp halfway through cooking. Cooking time will vary based on size of shrimp and pan used; don’t overcook or shrimp will become rubbery and tough.
  5. Add the lemon juice, optional lemon zest, and stir briefly to combine.
  6. Turn the heat to low, add the pasta to skillet with the shrimp, and toss to combine and coat. Taste, check for seasoning balance, and make any desired tweaks (add more salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice, etc.). Serve immediately. Dish is best warm and fresh, but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat gently prior to serving.
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49 comments on “Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta”

  1. Can this really only feed 2 to 4 people? If i want to make it for 8 people would this be enough?

  2. Hi,

    I love your recipes and would be so happy if you out a Pin It link of each. I follow you on Pinterest, but cannot pin an individual recipe that may come into my FB feed.

  3. i have 2lbs of 12/15 shrimp. should I double?

  4. Have you ever tried this with chicken instead of shrimp?

  5. I had a quick overnight stay with my Mom, she loves shrimp. I wanted to cook for her, but not spend all my time in the kitchen. My sister and Niece came to eat with us too. This was perfect and everyone loved it!! Quick, easy and full of flavor!! Several times she said, “be sure to write down the recipe for me” so she can have her caregiver fix it for her :)

    Rating: 5
  6. I made the lemon garlic shrimp for my family while we were on vacation, they loved it!!

    Rating: 5

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