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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

An easy peasy pasta dish that’s simple, flavorful and incredibly hearty. And all you need is 20 min to whip this up!

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta - An easy peasy pasta dish that's simple, flavorful and incredibly hearty. And all you need is 20 min to whip this up!

With the cold weather upon us, it’s all about staying in with your sweatpants and cooking up some major comfort food. Although I should mention it’s pushing 80 degrees F out here in Southern California and I’m still walking around in shorts and flip flops.

Still, that’s not stopping me from indulging in the ultimate kind of comfort food and throwing a shrimp and pasta party with Eat Shrimp and Calphalon. And with the help of Calphalon’s Contemporary Nonstick 3.5 qt. Pour and Strain Sauce Pan and Stainless Steel Utensils Silicone Tipped Tongs, this dish will come together in just 20 minutes from start to finish.

All you have to do is boil up some pasta and saute your shrimp in a pool of garlic-butter-herb goodness. Once that’s ready, just toss in your pasta and some fresh greens. That’s it. It’s easy, quick, and comforting in any kind of weather!

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Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

An easy peasy pasta dish that’s simple, flavorful and incredibly hearty. And all you need is 20 min to whip this up!

10 minutes10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  5. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Stir in pasta, arugula and Parmesan until arugula begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 556.4 Calories from Fat 242.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.9g 41%
Saturated Fat 16.2g 81%
Trans Fat 1.3g
Cholesterol 280.2mg 93%
Sodium 363.4mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 44.0g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 33.5g 67%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp Council. All opinions expressed are my own.

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229 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow….just Wow!  Fam jam loves garlic so I doubled down….otherwise Phenom! Definitely a do again!!!

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Although delicious, I found the amount of butter is a bit much. Also can’t believe the recipe does not include lemon!! such an upgrade to the dish!

  3. Great authentic taste–delish! Easy to make. BUT, did you use raw shrimp or cooked shrimp?

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    OMG So good. I added mushrooms peppers and some peas. We don’t care for arugula. We will definitely be making this again

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was looking for a recipe that would call for ingredients I already had in the house when I came upon this one. I see this recipe was originally posted five+ years ago, but it looks like others are just now discovering it, too–and praising it!

    Boy, was this a good dish! Not too complicated, but felt like a more sophisticated recipe. And so versatile! I happened to have arugula on hand, but practically any greens would do–spinach, tuscan kale, beet, whatever. Next time, I’m trying broccoli or broccolini florets!

    The shrimp, too, could be subbed out with (pre-cooked) chicken, or even fried or baked tofu, for a Meatless Monday meal. I’ll also read through other reviewers’ ideas to get a new spin on it.

    This one is definitely going into my gold-star recipe folder to make again and again! Thanks for posting it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathleen 

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Love it , It is much nicer then the scampi recipes I’ve made . Because it uses less garlic . The arugula adds a nice touch . I squeezed a touch of fresh lemon juice on the shrimp after I cooked them. I scaled the recipe down to make it for one . It was still delicious. Will definitely make this again. A keeper !!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    How many servings with this recipe?

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is my fourth time making this Damn Delicious recipe:) It is absolutely fantastic! Today I decided to “lighten” it up a bit by substituting Chardonnay for 1/2 of the butter and it was equally amazing. In addition, I added a handful of cherry tomatoes when I added the arugula for a pop of color and end of summer taste. Highly recommend this recipe as is or lightened up if that is your jam.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this today for the first time and let me say…..first of many!!
    It’s so flavorful and delicious and just what I was going for when I wanted a light airy delicious dish! I’m already excited thinking about adding other meats and greens! 

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was quick, easy, and so very delicious! I’m definitely adding this a regular to our family’s favorite meals!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe, easy and quick to prepare. Delicious!!!

  13. Amazing….this was something differently di

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just made this tonight and it was like everyone is saying, crazy delicious and full of flavor. I didn’t have oregano so I substituted thyme, still turned out great! So glad I found this blog and can’t wait to try more quick & simple recipes!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was really good. I’ll make it again

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    My husband and I are newlyweds and this recipe was perfect for someone who doesn’t know how to cook(me)!!! He loved it and I loved it, and left him asking for more! Would it be insane to add sour cream to the pasta? 

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is the first time I made this dish, and it was soooo delicious !! I added fresh mushrooms and I topped it with mozzarella cheese. Will definitely make again !! 🙂

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    quick & easy meal, full of flavor, Will definitely make again

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy and delicious. I cut the jumbo shrimp into smaller pieces, and used an incredible Pappardelle garlic noodle. No leftovers!

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    This was great

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    This dish was easy to cook and tasted amazing! My husband has claimed it as one on his favorites.
    I won’t make this too often because of the amount of butter used but it will be on our meal rotation moving forward!!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick and easy. Used olive oil + 1 pat of butter to sautés shrimp for health. Did not have arugula on hand so substituted baby peas into the water 3 min before draining pasta. Worked fine. Great recipe and DamnDelishous. First time but I’ll look you up again. Thank you.

  23. Made exactly per recipe….was fantastic! I’ve never added arugula to a pasta dish like this called for…really was amazing. My new favorite! Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious & Filling! Made this dish late Saturday night. Added just a bit of cream for a little thickness. The Arugula gave it a unique taste, since I’m used to adding Baby Spinach or Broccoli to certain Shrimp & Pasta dishes. The meal was easy to follow as well as quick to make…. And, may I repeat ‘Delicious’. Thank You for sharing… Definitely an addition to the dishes I’ve Googled during my Isolation.

  25. Excellent!  Added halved grape tomatoes with the spinach (instead of arugula).  

    • Do you have to add spinach or arugula? Unfortunately my family won’t eat either 🙁

      I like the grape tomato substitute 

  26. I love this dish! Its about as easy as it gets. I prefer to use baby spinach instead instead of arugula when I’m making it for my grandson. I’ve used many different pastas. It’s very flexible and easy to add other ingredients. This just one of many Damn Delicious recipes I have made. I like that they are are simple, easily modified and quick, for the most part.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    I added a splash of cream and used spinach instead of arugula. Damn delicious and quick too.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Damn delicious and quick too. I added a splash of cream and used spinach instead of arugula.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Husbnd said it was the best thing I made all year. I added broccol, cherry tomatoes and green onions since that is what was on hand. Will definitely try with spinch next time.

  30. Actually have a question. After cooking the shrimp, do you discard the liquid before adding more butter to the skillet and then adding the pasta, etc?

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made it tonight. Delicious.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Damn Delicious!!! Easy and very good. Made home-made pasta and had all other ingredients in fridge. This is really good!!!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just made this for dinner, and upped the garlic because we love garlic, and decreased the butter to 6 TBSP. Used baby spinach. My family and I inhaled this dish! So simple, easy and quick!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe is a family favorite!!! Saved back some pasta water And added when I combined everything and squeezed in some lemon juice. Amazing for sure and easy recipe. Thank you, thank you.

  35. Lemon Butter Scallops are looking sooo delicious, I WILL be trying them on Saturday…

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious easy to cook

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was definitely #damndelicous #damneasy. 
    I used spinach instead of arugula & thin spaghetti. 

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Just made this and it taste amazing 🙂

  39. If i need more sauce, do I just mix more butter and minced garlic in a separate pan?

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made tonight, and it was a hit!!
    I used spinach instead of arugula, and angel hair instead of fettuccine, just because that is what I had available! Also added some blistered cherry tomatoes, and it was so so good – adults and 2 kids loved it!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious and easy, it was a hit with the family and they want it on the menu every week. I didn’t have arugula so I used baby bok choy and also used less butter.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love this! Didn’t have arugula so I used spinach. Came out great! 

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    The dish was easy and super delicious!

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    It’s the best a pasta I have ever made     I am very happy I found this receipt.  

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight exactly as per the recipe and it was deliciouis!…you might even say DamnDelicious! Very easy, not much clean up, great meal. Will make this often!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this today, and it’s was fantastic! My husband doesn’t usually eat shrimp unless it’s breaded and fried, but he adored this dish! Thank you so much!

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing version of this recipe. Being doing something similar for a while with olive oil and it was ok. But doing this with butter, watching the melted butter brown with all the little garlic bits after cooking the shrimp was magical. Even my son, who doesnt like shrimp, ate this up.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Outstanding recipe! Our teenage boys loved it. It was super easy to make. Thank you for sharing

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Girl, that was Damn Delicious. I didn’t have Arugula bit still delicious!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made mine with low carb edamame noodles and they were so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  51. Has anyone used ghee instead of butter for this recipe? If so, how did it turn out?

    • Ghee IS butter. It should be fantastic. Fhee is simply butter that has been slowly melted and the milk solids that form are removed. It lasts longer than butter that hasn’t been treated that way and has a long shelf life. Both are real butter.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    It is Damn good! We used a little less butter and a little less pasta. So good. I’ll use the recipe for scampi as well.

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve been looking for a good simple pasta recipe to make with shrimp and I final found this one. This recipe is excellent and was enjoyed by the whole family. This will be added to the repertoire and used often. Instant family favorite.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delicious. Even my Daughter loved it!!!!

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    OMG! This was ABSOLUTELY delicious!!.. My family & I enjoyed this dish! I wish i could leave a picture of what my pot looked liked before & after… I did tweek the ingredients a bit!.. I used 1head & and half garlic head! 1 whole bunch spinach! And 2 cups parmesan cheese! With 2lbs of shrimp & one 16oz fettuccine noodles! No pepper flakes! But BUGGAH WAS SO ONO… ALOHA FROM HAWAII

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight – delicious! I used farfilla pasta. I will add a bit more cheese next time.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect! Top with giant sea scallops… side with a lobster tail and asparagus!  Now we’re cooking

  58. I am going to try this but I’m going to use queso instead of parmesan I can’t stand parmesan cheese everything I have except the arugula so we will see how good this turns out I will be making cod as a main piece with bread sticks!!!!

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super quick and delicious recipe….the hubby loved it!

  60. Made this tonight for dinner and the family absolutely loved it! So simple and easy to make thank you for sharing!

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    As a mother of three and a small business owner this recipe was AMAZING! Super easy and quick to make it was crazy and super delicious! My husband said it smelled like we were at Red Lobster. Lol
    Thank you for this! 

  62. For the record, I am not a cook nor do I enjoy it. But I am a great lover of food. Saw this recipe and thought, too easy. Well.. my family now craves this dish at least 3 times a month. Easy, delicious, and fun. THANK YOU…do you have any other easy and tastee recipes I can try?

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m making this for the 3rd time tonight. I make it per the recipe!  Absolutely delicious!!!!!!

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Used spinach and Gruyere instead of arugula and Parmesan, and it came out DELICIOUS. Will definitely be a recurring dinner meal!

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is delicious, easy and quick to make, and only one pot required, plus a strainer.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    I never leave reviews but I had to for this recipe. I made this for dinner tonight and it was easy to throw together and absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing. 

  67. Good and easy. I read the recipe twice thinking I must’ve missed something easy. I used spinach leaves I had instead of arugula. The proof it was good…no leftovers.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was so good! I used spinach because it’s what I had. Also did half butter, half olive oil! My family loved it! Will definitely be making again!

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    We made this recipe exactly as it was written. Absolutely delicious! I photographed the end result. It looked like something out of Bon Appetite! Thank you for not only a beautiful dinner,but also an extremely delicious one! We will certainly make this again!

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    So easy , nourishing, and delicious  

  71. This was awesome. I added some baby tomatoes and chicken stock. Recipe easy to follow and was my first time making anything like this. Will do again. Thank you so much for sharing.

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious!!

  73. This was delicious!! I did not have any arugula. I used frozen shrimp and penne. My family loved the flavor of the garlic butter! It was quick and easy to make! I highly recommend this recipe!

  74. Chungha, this comment does not apply to a particular recipe, even though I’ve tried many of them and drooled over the rest! I want to comment on the way your recipes print out. The recipes easily print on one (1) sheet of paper! On most sites when I want to print a recipe I have to copy them, transfer to a text processing software and paste. Then after the copy and paste I have to manipulate the text, margins, etc. It’s a pain in the you know where!

    So I really like the way your recipes are easily printed. I’m still old school and like to have a printed copy by my work station.

    Thanks!
    Maria

  75. Oh my goodness this recipe is so good! Didn’t have arugula on hand so I used baby spinach. I also added coriander, cayenne, smoked paprika and onion powder for a little more depth. Hubs was blown away, thanks so much!

  76. Made it for my family and they loved it, used spinach and it came out great.

  77. Hi I don’t have parmesan cheese on hand but I do have fontina cheese. Will this work, you think?

  78. Excellent! I halved some little grape tomatoes and sautéed with withthe garlic added some nice color and flavor:)

  79. Family approved meal! So quick and easy. I used spinach instead of arugula and a little extra parmesan cheese.

  80. This looks amazing! Could you substitute chicken for shrimp? 

  81. I would like to try this recipe. But I am allergic to shrimp. Can I use chicken instead. Or what can I use in place of shrimp.

    • Hi Glenda, yes you can substitute the shrimp for any other protein you like. However, cooking times may vary with different ingredients, so please use your best judgement when it comes to substitutions and modifications.

  82. I added some drained canned spinach to the end and stirred it in. I was a little hesitant, but it didn’t badly affect the taste at all.

  83. My son and granddaughter really liked the recipe and suggested making it for the entire family when we’re all together.
    That in itself, is a compliment to you and this recipe.
    I don’t often get a nod of approval at the dinner table. I respect that he has his own style of cooking but, this was
    a great evening for me! I have to admit after cooking for so many years, dinners become routine and slightly on the side of boring; I was concerned about cooking the shrimp. It turned out with a professional presentation. Thank you.

  84. First of all….. I made this and it was AMAZING!!! This is like the 3rd recipe of yours that I have tried and they have all been amazing!!! Please stop!!! I love to cook and share my food but I can’t keep up at this rate!! You are an incredible chef! Thank you so much for sharing such beauty!!

  85. I went back through all the comments & Did not see mine there & I went very slow 2 Make sure I did not miss it & Then double checked & Still did not see what I shared.

  86. What other meats could I use to substitute the shrimp? Would  chicken breasts be good enough?

  87. My son and granddaughter really liked the recipe and suggested making it for the entire family when we’re all together.
    That in itself, is a compliment to you and this recipe.
    I don’t often get a nod of approval at the dinner table. I respect that he has his own style of cooking but, this was
    a great evening for me! I have to admit after cooking for so many years, dinners become routine and slightly on the side of boring; I was concerned about cooking the shrimp. It turned out with a professional presentation. Thank you.

  88. I made this tonight and it is delicious!! Doubled recipe for leftovers. Finicky hubs raved about it. I highly recommend. I didn’t have arugula so just used parsley. Flavors are perfect. Thank you for posting. 

  89. Amazing. Even though I haven’t cooked yet.

  90. This is a phenomenal recipe! I had to substitute with PC frozen jumbo shrimp but made it exactly according to your directions..,amazing! I’m positively humming with garlic. I’ve just finished cleaning up and I’m now happily tottering over to my couch to have my heart attack from all of that gorgeous butter. Love, love, LOVE!

  91. First of all….. I made this and it was AMAZING!!! This is like the 3rd recipe of yours that I have tried and they have all been amazing!!! Please stop!!! I love to cook and share my food but I can’t keep up at this rate!! You are an incredible chef! Thank you so much for sharing such beauty!!

  92. Try using royal reds if you can find them instead of the browns. They come from deeper water and taste almost like lobster.

  93. After finding this recipe on Pinterest I made this for dinner tonight it was amazing! Will definitely be making it again.

  94. My 19yo son made this for dinner tonight as he is home this summer from college. It was a huge hit with everyone. He had to substitute cayenne pepper for the chili flakes, but it was still very tasty. He served it with garlic bread and doubled the recipe for five of us. Honestly, we did not have any leftovers. It was indulgent b/c of the butter, but sinfully delicious!!! Thank you!

  95. Made this – delish and super easy!!! I made a couple of adjustments – used broccoli instead of arugula; seasoned the shrimp with adobo seasoning with lemon pepper seasoning; and cooked the pasta in chicken broth. (Sorry, I know – its annoying when people say they made it and don’t follow the recipe haha) Warning – the shrimp cooks pretty fast so make sure you keep an eye on it!

  96. I am going to try this tonight but without any greens because I don’t have any arugul and I don’t like spinach. I hope it’s as good as it looks.

  97. Do you have to use fresh shrimp or can you heat precooked shrimp in the garlic?

  98. Made this for my family last night and everybody LOVED it. My 3 year ate two bowls of it! Wonderful recipe!

  99. Followed instructions but the pasta was dry. Any suggestions? 

  100. Made this for dinner and oh so good. Thank you. 

  101. https://karidestarifi.com/karides-tava/tereyaginda-sarimsakli-karidesli-makarna
    please check this website. its your photos and your recipe in turkish. i dont know they get your permission or not but as an architect i’m obsessive about plagiarism.

  102. I would very much love to make this but I cannot have butter or margarine. Do you think avacado oil would work?

  103. Just made this. Absolutely delicious. You can hardly taste the red pepper flakes but TOTALLY adds a layer of flavor. I did not add any “greens” as I made this on a whim. Believe me, I do NOT cook often. MAYBE once a month, ask my husband. Delicious, easy, and packed with comfort. Thank you!!

  104. Just made this!  So easy & positively deish! Had to use Spinach instead of arugula- paired with a blush wine (i didnt measure much- just threw the ingredients in, to taste).  I wish be making this again!!!!!!!

  105. Ive never cooked before .. but want to try . When cooking shrimp .. how much is enough salt and pepper 🙁 im horrible at this 🙁

  106. I used  olive oil instead of butter and paired this with sautéed kale and sprinkled feta instead of Parmesan simply because it was what I had at home and I was very satisfied! Delicious meal that can easily be personalized, thanks for the recipe!

  107. Made this tonight.  Wonderful flavor and easy to make!  Thanks so much.

  108. I just made this recipe with a few changes.  I didn’t have arugula so I added beet greens when I added the shrimp to cook.  It was delicious and so easy and quick to make.   The hardest part was deshelling the shrimp.  Jazzies.  

  109. I got angel hair can i use that ?

  110. I use spinach instead of arugula because I can’t always find it. Also, I add sautéed mushrooms because I love mushrooms. I sautée them in some butter, white wine, & garlic pepper. 
    Damn delicious!!!

  111. This was so delicious, I did modify and added few things. I grilled the shrimp for presentation look and added grilled sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes. With the noodles and garlic butter sauce I added fresh basil with the baby arugula. My wife loved this dish. Thank you!

  112. I will be making this but will double the recipe because we have 5 people in the house. Would the dish still turn out fine if I used salted butter instead?

  113. I like a lot of sauce with my pasta. Could I add cream to this to get it saucy-er? What about a splash of wine?

  114. i just found your recipe. it’s looks easy i will try Sunday dinner. looking forward. thanks more great recipes.

  115. Found this recipe less than 2wks ago and have made it 3times! Its so easy and so delicious!

  116. I have made this on numerous occasions.  My son wants to thank the genius chef who came up with this recipe.  Absolutely delicious!  Thank you from the both of us.

  117. I made this last night for a family dinner party and it was a HUGE hit with everyone. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. So glad to have come across this recipe, thanks!

  118. We made it tonight, and it was… orgasmic!!!
    Thank you very much for this recipe!

  119. I made this recipe tonight and it was very tasty! There were some comments about substituting argula with other greens, such as spinach or kale. But honestly the argula gave the meal a distinct flavor. So good! Thanks!

  120. What about grilling the shrimp Cajun style to make it a little spicy then mixing it into the sauce? I am just thinking of ways to make this dish a little spicy! 

  121. Love this recipe!  I made a double batch for a party and then made it again since everyone ate it up.  Just be aware that the crushed red pepper can give it quite a bite.  I loved it, but my son who does not like hot spice did not.

  122. This is an amazing recipe! By far my favorite for shrimp. Even made “shrimp believers” out of my folks when I had them for dinner!

  123. Found this recipe on pinterest and cooked as one of my dishes. My husband loved it. Had seconds and asked for it to be part of our weekly menu. Mind you he never liked pasta without tomato sauce before. I use kale instead of arugula. I’m not a big fan of cooking but thank you so much. I can’t mess this up.

  124. Kid you not- I didn’t have any shrimp or leafy green very ke and it was still delicious!

  125. what is the substitute for crushed red pepper flakes and dried oregano..?

  126. I made this tonight and we loved it! Thank you for an easy and delicious recipe!

  127. This might be a silly question, but I haven’t cooked with shrimp before- would you recommend leaving the tails on or take them off? Does it matter? Thanks!

  128. Throwing in some red and yellow peppers. because  they rock and are on sale. 

  129. This reciepe was to die for! I used all of the ingredients as required. I added an extra bit of a kick by adding more of the crushed red pepper,and extra minced garlic. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  130. This sounds delicious! I want to make it for dinner tonight but I don’t have any Parmesan. Could I use shredded mozzarella instead? Also could I use mushrooms instead of the arugula? 

  131. Thank you so much for this recipe. I tend to veer away from making any seafood pasta or any seafood in general, but this one was really easy and simple to follow. I ended up using spinach instead of arugula and I thought it was just as delicious! Thanks again for this wonderful recipe!

  132. I made this for dinner on sunday ( I ate it all :-S) Then made another pot on Monday for my co-workers to try. I know they will love it just as much as I did. I had had a hard time finding arugula in the grocery stores here. One store employee told me to find arugula in the spice aisle **cough Walmart cough cough** 

    Luckily,  I was able to find it at another store in  the organic form. 

    Yummy and easy recepie. Thank you! 

  133. Made this last night.  OMG!!!!  Absolutely Wonderful!!!!  Thank you!!!!!

  134. Awesome recipe. But I was out of shrimp so I used Louis Kemp Crab Delights and also did not have any arugula or parsley so I used Edamame (soy beans) to give it some color. Very yummy.

  135. I made this last week and it was WONDERFUL. I found the recipe to be easy to follow and it came together quickly. I thought the proportions of everything were spot on.  I had a hard time finding arugula; I see several suggestions for kale and spinach as alternatives so I need to remember that.  Seriously, this was so good. It beats any dish I’d have at a restaurant.  Thank you!

  136. Searched the Net for a pasta and shrimp with butter sauce recipe. Found this simple but wonderful recipe and am so glad I did!! Cooked this for dinner tonight. Soooo good!

  137. I normally don’t cook so this was the first real recipe I tried for my boyfriend and I. And let me tell you it was DELICIOUS! He was so impressed. Thanks so much!

  138. This is best shrimp and pasta dinner I have ever made!
    I was a Flight Attendant for 32 years and traveled the world !
    I have had the pleasure to eat in some of the finest restaurants around the world and this recipe would be featured in many of them !
    But I made it in my home and it was the best!
    You have to try it and make it with Brown wild Shrimp, that is from the Gulf of Mexico !
    Try it and see for yourself !
    Enjoy!

  139. Love!!! Added more garlic 7 cloves total. Might halve the red pepper for company but my husband and I liked the kick!

  140. I am a huge damndelicious fan and have cooked many of your fab recipes, and the fam has LOVED every one! I’m sure this one will also become a family fave!! I mean, butter, garlic and shrimp … it doesn’t get much better! We will be enjoying this meal tonight. I don’t have any arugula, so will be subbing baby spinach, and I am fresh out of parm, so will be using cotija instead. It should be interesting.

  141. Great recipe! I used baby spinach and increased the garlic.  

  142. Love pasta but cutting down on carbs. Can I use zucchini noodles instead?

  143. Hi-  can cooked frozen shrimp be used? 

    • Yes, absolutely, but I find that it is best to use raw shrimp so that you do not run the risk of overcooking the shrimp. But as always, please use your best judgment.

  144. Looks so delicious!  Quick question – can you sub olive oil for some of the butter?

  145. Pasta and shrimps!!! These are my favorite of all time. I will show this recipe to my mom and let her cook for me.

  146. Anazing recipe! I replaced the Arugula with broccoli! Fast and easy, highly recommend this!

  147. I made this for a MICHIGAN football game party. I threw in some carrots, mushrooms, red onion & a few snap peas for a bit of color. Never have to much garlic!! A winner!

  148. I made this for dinner last night, it was absolutely great!

  149. I simply could not believe how fast and easy this recipe was to make… running short on time I knew my husband wanted shrimp for dinner… I ran across this recipe Perfect combination of ingredients an ‘Instant Hit’… Thank you❤️

  150. Just made this for my grandma and it was so good! Love the arugula addition. I also threw in some capers and lemon. Thanks!

  151. Made this last night for dinner. Absolutely incredible! So quick and easy. I did use the arugula and the flavor was amazing. I did, however, add 2 extra cloves of garlic and some fresh basil. It was a major hit! Highly recommend this one.

  152. I made this for dinner last night. . Absolutely fantastic. ..i did however add extra garlic and some fresh basil. .. it was a major hit. So easy and quick!

  153. Tried this last night. Fantastic. Everyone loved it. Used spinach instead of arugula. Next time I will also decrease the amount of butter at the end from the 6 tablespoons to 4. A little too much but still very good. When ever I cook something new and the guys love it I am told “it’s a keeper”. As usual, a Damn Delicious recipe is “a keeper”.

  154. Great recipe. Have to try Homemade Garlic Bread with this recipe.

  155. Your recipes are always so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  156. Have made this dish twice and it is a favorite in our house with the hubs and me! Delicious! thanks for the recipe!

  157. i made this using broccoli because it was what I had .. …really good… Thanks

  158. Hi, I just wanted to say that I tried this recipe last week and it was absolutely fabulous.

    Many thanks 🙂

  159. Chungah, You’ve done it again in my house! This is oh so easy and delicious! Another favorite of mine.

  160. Perfect for busy weeknights! My family would love this!

  161. This pasta looks amazing! My favorite combination ever is seafood and pasta, so I’m in heaven with this dish!

  162. Garlic, shrimp and pasta are such a perfect combination. You’ve nailed how to blend them all together.

  163. This looks mouth watering. Down south in Louisiana Spring has sprung, but I still want my comfort food. Hope Butters is on the mend. I love the little guys name.

  164. Could the Arugula be left out or would you have to substitute for it? Anything else besides Spinach? Love your site, I’m new to it. Love that the recipes are easy to make & so tasty.

    • Kale would also work very well in this dish.

      • Do You think it would be good with Broccoli?, Cause I don’t like Arugala or Spinach.Well I like them but not in this recipe .I would make it the way I think sounds a lot better than the recipe here & My way I would I add Green,Orange,Yellow & Red Bell Peppers Juliened sliced in strips & Garlic in Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a sautee pan until tender & Then add the Shrimp with Butter Garlic Sauce.When that’s all done I’d put over Linguini Sounds good already & Making me hungary .I’ll have 2 Make it sometime this week when I have all the right ingredients 2 Make it. I have most of the ingredients .I have the Linguini ,Garlic Cloves ,Broccoli ,Shrimp ,Freshly Grounded Black Pepper ,Salt & Dried Oregano I’d rather use fresh Oregano & With all the different Bell Peppers would give it a very colorful dish.

        • Yes, broccoli and bell peppers sounds amazing!

        • Wow, you come to someone’s recipe to tell them it doesn’t sound good? Then proceed to give your version of it? How about create your own recipe so people can comment on it. 

          • Totally agree with you Mike. Some people change so many things in a recipe that it’s a totally different dish. I think that this dish sounds super just the way Chungah posted it.

          • Mike, I do agree with you. Granted this a few years removed, but the recipe as is is what I was looking for. The first shrimp scampi I ever had was very much like this, feature the shrimp and pasta, not a lot of extras, that was over 20 years ago. Anytime recently, in the restaurant, disappointed. So hope Chungah is still sharing her recipes

  165. Pasta and shrimp – two of my favorite things! I’ve been following your blog for several months now (lurking, I guess). I love how accessible and doable your recipes are.

    • Love how you mentioned “lurking”. I thought I was the only one..lol great word for all this online blogging and commenting. Lurking is the pre-cursor.

  166. Oh, Chungah!

    This sounds heavenly! You’re right. Shrimp and pasta. What a combination! I can almost taste that garlic buttery goodness topping my fettuccine. Thanks for sharing another winner!

  167. This shrimp has my name all over it! I’ll be spoon feeding myself this today!

  168. ¡Esto se ve delicioso! A mi hijo le encantan los mariscos, ni bien consiga camarones se lo prepararé. Me encanta tu blog, Chungah. Lo he recomendado en mi página de facebook (Alamos ventosos), en mi nueva sección #RecomendadosDelSábado.
    Lamento no poder escribir en inglés.
    ¡Buen fin de semana!

  169. Hi! I’m living in Mexico where arugula is virtually non-existent. Can I use spinach or a local green called Chaya in place of it?

    Thx.

  170. Looks so delicious! Love all those juicy shrimp 🙂

  171. Who could resist that garlic butter sauce? Gorgeous!