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Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 536 kcal


  • 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


  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.

  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.

  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.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 342mg114%
Sodium 1562mg68%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 3615IU72%
Vitamin C 17.7mg21%
Calcium 242mg24%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.