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Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

Pretty much a buttery, garlicky take on traditional "shrimp scampi," this decadent pasta dish comes together quickly and can be doctored up in a bunch of different, yummy ways!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/2 lb spaghetti or linguine
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 lb uncooked shrimp deveined and tails removed, if necessary
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (juice from about half of one lemon)
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded parmesan
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook the spaghetti in well-salted boiling water per the package directions.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the olive oil, garlic, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, until the garlic softens and just starts to turn golden.
  • Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally, for about 3-4 minutes, until the shrimp are almost cooked through.
  • Add the white wine and lemon juice and stir to combine. Let the shrimp finish cooking for another 2 minutes or so.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese melts and the sauce begins to thicken. Serve immediately over the hot pasta — and with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce!


Some great additions to this dish:
  • Halved cherry tomatoes
  • Sliced green beans
  • Frozen peas
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