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Creamy Shrimp Pasta


2 people


20 minutes 


Creamy Shrimp Pasta – easy pasta recipe with shrimp, spaghetti in a buttery and creamy sauce. Cooked in one pot, dinner is ready in 20 mins.


– 6 oz. spaghetti – ▢2 tablespoons olive oil – ▢4 cloves garlic (minced) – ▢8 oz. jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail-on – ▢1 cup pasta water – ▢1/4 cup heavy whipping cream – ▢2 tablespoons white wine (optional) – ▢1 tablespoon butter – ▢1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste – ▢1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper – ▢1/2 tablespoon lemon juice – ▢2 cups baby spinach – ▢1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley – ▢Lemon wedges

Step 1

– Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instruction until al dente. Drain and save 1 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.

Step 2

– Heat up a skillet with the oil. Saute the garlic and add the shrimp. Cook until the surface turns opaque, add the pasta water, cream, white wine and bring it to a simmer. Add the butter, salt, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. As soon as the shrimp is cooked through, add the spinach, stir to combine well.

Step 3

– Toss in the spaghetti, stir to mix well with the cream sauce. Turn off heat, top with the parsley and serve the pasta immediately with some lemon wedges.

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