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A plate of shrimp linguine served with broccoli.

Shrimp Linguine

This shrimp linguine is fresh seafood sauteed in garlic butter, then tossed with pasta in a creamy parmesan sauce. A quick and easy dinner option that's quick to make, yet elegant enough for a special occasion.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 589kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 10 ounces linguine pasta
  • 5 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed if desired
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • parsley sprigs and lemon slices for garnish


  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package directions.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan and cover to keep warm. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the pan over medium heat. 
  • Add the heavy cream and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until just thickened - do not let it boil.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese, stirring continuously, until the cheese has melted. 
  • Remove the sauce from the heat, then stir in the lemon juice.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain the pasta and place it in the pan with the sauce. Add half the shrimp and toss everything together to combine.
  • Arrange the other half of the shrimp on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with parsley. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon slices if desired, then serve.



Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 477mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1505IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 454mg | Iron: 3.9mg