Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Recipe

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Let’s make this Easy-to-follow Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti recipe and enjoy it with a glass of wine!
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3.73 from 11 votes


  • 12 oz spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic — thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus — medium thickness, tough ends trimmed, remaining diced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup pasta cooking liquid
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, for garnishing
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about 8 minutes or until tender. Drain it and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add asparagus and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper and stir everything well.
  5. Add shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook shrimps or they will get tough. Add the pasta and cooking liquid.
  6. Stir in parsley; cook for 1 minute, add to pasta and toss to coat.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, healthy, seafood

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 431, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 380mg, Sodium: 431mg, Potassium: 246mg, Carbohydrates: 55g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 22g

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