Garlic Lemon Shrimp Pasta in cast iron skillet

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American


Flavorful lemon and garlic shrimp tossed with buttery noodles for an easy 15 minutes meal.



  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and cleaned (I don’t mind mine tail on but you can certainly buy tail off!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 1/2 medium lemons juiced) plus additional to taste


  1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions, set aside and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile in a large saucepan melt butter over medium high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add shrimp and salt and pepper and cook about 3 minutes until shrimp are bright pink and firm (don’t overcook!)
  5. Remove from heat and add cooked pasta, tossing to coat throughly.
  6. Add additional lemon juice if desired.
  7. Serve immediately.

Keywords: shrimp pasta, lemon shrimp pasta, garlic shrimp pasta