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Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

This zesty lemon shrimp pasta is perfect for an at-home date night recipe. Perfectly seasoned shrimp with a creamy cheese sauce and tangy lemon over a bed of delicious pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Italian American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 549kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • pinch of chili powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch of red chili flakes


  • Season shrimp with granulated garlic, granulated onion, oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet with some olive oil over medium high heat
  • Once it warms up add the seasoned shrimp and cook on each side for about 40 seconds.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 20 seconds.
  • Once the garlic and butter turn fragrant add the lemon zest, lemon juice, red chili flakes, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Cook for about 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in the cooked shrimp, capers, and cooked spaghetti
  • Top with parsley, extra parmesan cheese, and lemon wedges



Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 358mg | Sodium: 1043mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 19.7mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 3.5mg