This lemon garlic shrimp pasta is quick and delicious meal that can be made in under 30 minutes! This was our sunday supper after a very busy day, but also works really well on a busy weeknight too. I was able to assemble it very quickly and it left everyone full, happy and satisfied!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
- 1lb Linguini (or any pasta of choice)
- 1.5lb Shrimp, Pre-cooked Frozen
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
- 1/2 Onion, medium, sliced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, finely minced
- 1/4 Cup White Wine (optional)
- 2 TBSP Butter
- 1 Lemon – Zest and juice from half of the lemon
- 2-3 Handfuls of Fresh Spinach
- 1 Tbsp Capers
- Salt & Pepper To Taste
- Feta Crumbles or Parmesan, To Taste
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Prepare a 1 lb box of linguini according to directions. While your water is coming to a boil, defrost frozen shrimp in a bowl under cold running water.
Slice onion and set aside. Preheat skillet coated with about 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until slightly translucent.
Now add 1/4 dry white wine, garlic and 2 TBSP butter and gently stir. Once heated, add your shrimp and coat in the mixture.
Zest one lemon over the shrimp and give a stir. Now cut the lemon and squeeze the juice from one half into the skillet.
Just as the shrimp is heated through (this will take under 5 minutes), add at least 2 handfuls of cleaned fresh baby spinach. Fold in and allow to wilt, which will happen in about a minute or less. Stir in your capers and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain your pasta and transfer to a bowl. Top the pasta with the shrimp mixture, then top with feta crumbles or parmesan, if preferred. We like red pepper flakes on ours, but the kids don’t, so I didn’t add it to the serving bowl. It give a nice hint of spice and adds to the flavor.
Linda (Meal Planning Maven) says
I am so in love with this dish…a definite must-try very soon! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you Linda! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Culinary Ginger says
I love a good garlic-y pasta and the shrimp is a lovely bonus. Lovely dish.
I love the addition of the feta cheese. Thanks for the recipe.
Joanne/WineLady Cooks says
I always make shrimp and I love the feta cheese also. A delicious easy recipe I must try. Thanks so much for sharing.
Looove 30 minute meals!! Thanks for sharing! I’m pinning this to my main meal board 🙂
Mmmm, shrimp! I’ve made sort of similar shrimp and noodles before, but I’ve never added spinach. My husband has been asking for more spinach recently (weird, right?), so this sounds like a great dinner idea! Visiting from What to Do Weekends. =)
I love shrimp. I stopped eating it when I was pregnant, and I have no idea why I haven’t had it since then!
Alyssa @ Piece of Home says
This looks mouth-watering! I love shrimp and the combo with garlic is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Jen @ Simple Nails and Beauty says
I am loving the look of this dish. Looks so good, and healthy, and quick! That is my kind of recipe. Thank you for sharing.
katie Pierce says
This looks so yummy, light, and pretty healthy – stumbled!
Stephanie Pass says
This looks so good! I love anything with garlic in it.
I’ve been looking for a new pasta recipe this week. Thanks for sharing this!
Aimee @ Captivating Corner Blog says
This is a must try dish! Thanks for sharing!
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Its pretty easy to make. My family is asking for it again already!