Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta {15 minute dinner recipe}

A couple weeks ago I asked you if you would be interested in some dinner recipes that could be done in 15 minutes.

Well, obviously you said yes, because here I am, making them for you!

Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Dinner Recipe {done in 15 minutes}

This first dinner recipe is Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta with garlic bread, and a simple Caesar salad. All done in 15 minutes. Perfect for those of us who like a flavor-packed dinner without the fuss.

If you haven’t jumped on board the brown butter train yet, do it.

Brown butter is like the secret ingredient that you didn’t know you already had inside your fridge. The flavor is deep and nutty. Add a little garlic and it’s basically the bomb.

Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Dinner Recipe {done in 15 minutes}

So how can you make this delicious meal in 15 minutes? Well, it’s all about prep and timing. The dinner comes together super fast, so make sure you have all your ingredients out and ready to go.

When it comes to the garlic, I used my handy- dandy garlic press instead of taking the time to mince. If you don’t have a garlic press you can mince it yourself, or buy the pre-minced stuff. No shame.

Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Dinner Recipe {done in 15 minutes}

A classic, yet simple Caesar salad is my go-to salad whenever there is pasta involved. Add some garlic bread, and it’s a meal!

We love this easy dinner recipe, and I am sure you will love it too.

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Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta {15 minute dinner recipe}

Browned butter is the secret to the wonderful flavor in this Garlic and Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta.  All done in 15 minutes. Perfect for those of us who like a flavor-packed dinner without the fuss.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 831 kcal
Author: Shawn


For the Pasta:

  • 16 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 lb. of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

For the Caesar Salad

  • 6 cups, chopped Romaine lettuce (I prefer Romain Hearts)
  • 1 cup croutons, or more if you want
  • 3 tbsp, Creamy Caesar Dressing (I love Ken's brand)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

For the Garlic Bread

  • Pre-buttered french bread from the bakery 🙂


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Boil the angel hair pasta in 6 cups of water.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium high heat melt the butter, and stir continuously until it beings to turn a light golden brown. Add in the garlic and continue to stir. Add in the shrimp, and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes on each side, or until done.
  • Drain pasta, and add to the brown butter shrimp mixture. Add 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese, toss to coat pasta. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place the pre-buttered french bread on a foil lined baking sheet into the oven for 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • In a large bowl toss together the chopped romaine, croutons, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, and creamy caesar salad dressing.
  • Serve pasta with a slice of garlic bread, and a side of Caesar salad. Enjoy!


Calories: 831kcal | Carbohydrates: 103.1g | Protein: 46.2g | Fat: 25.9g | Cholesterol: 199.3mg | Sodium: 1041.5mg | Sugar: 4.5g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 6mg
Keywords: angel hair pasta, Butter, Garlic, parmesan cheese, shrimp
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
12 Responses
  1. deb c

    Oh my gosh this was good! To think, back in the day, before I became wiser…… if I accidentally overmelted the butter and it browned….I thru it out and started over…..the silly things we did when we were younger! Thanks for a great recipe! Happy day!

  2. sharon whyte

    ienoyed you brown butter shrimp so much.anotergrea recipe 4 pasta is brushette hicken, it’ olive garden website. is samerecipe as i rsturant, lso made he soup theremakes a ton. might want 2 ct n half 1st.x makig. gave 2amlyand friends or a while.lolol

    1. Shawn

      Thanks Christine! I am hoping to be able to continue to add more 15 minute meals each month. I’ll probably put a link to all of them up on the top menu of my site, for convenience. 🙂

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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