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Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Pasta - the easiest and best shrimp pasta with chili flakes, in a buttery and lemony garlic herb sauce, takes 20 mins!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Spicy Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 596 kcal


  • 4 oz spaghetti spaghetti rigati or linguine
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 oz shrimp deveined and tail-on
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons pasta water
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 to mato diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing


  1. Cook the pasta to al dente, according to the packaging instructions. Drain the pasta and set aside 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.

  2. Heat up a skillet on medium heat. Add the olive oil, butter and saute the garlic until aromatic (but not browned). Add the shrimp and stir a few times until they are half cooked. Add the white wine, pasta water, chili flakes, salt and black pepper. When the shrimp is almost cooked, add the lime juice, tomato, parsley and pasta. Stir to combine well. Dish out, top the pasta with some shaved Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 596 Calories from Fat 268
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.8g46%
Saturated Fat 14.7g92%
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 678mg29%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 31.5g63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.