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Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta is a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy lemon shrimp pasta, creamylemon shrimp pasta, shrimp pasta recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 714kcal


  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese plus extra for serving
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest from ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh parsley for topping


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, add butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from pan.
  • Add garlic to the remaining butter and cook for one minute, being careful not to burn it.
  • Slowly whisk in milk, followed by cream.
  • Let the milk mixture heat up, coming to a light simmer and then stir in the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper, stirring to let the cheese melt.
  • Add in the cooked pasta and shrimp, stirring to coat the noodles.
  • Serve topped with parsley.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 360mg | Sodium: 1653mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 605mg | Iron: 4mg