Garlic Shrimp with Lime Garlic Pasta

Garlic Shrimp | 2 Cookin Mamas Quick & easy weeknight dish, perfect for garlic lovers, full of shrimp, fresh tomatoes, basil and, of course, garlic!

At least once a week I like to serve a meatless meal. It could be our 3 Pepper Pizza, Florentine Pesto Pasta or sometimes just a protein-rich quinoa salad. Today’s meal, Garlic Shrimp with Basil, features shrimp as the protein source and is served with loads of garlic and a tangy pasta made with key limes from my yard. It’s a little different but a nice change-up from the more familiar lemon pasta and comes out delicious!

This is a great recipe to fix when you’re short on time and, when served with a side salad, will be a healthy addition to your weekly meal plan.

Garlic Shrimp with Lime-Garlic Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: garlic shrimp, garlic shrimp pasta, lime garlic pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 553 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Lime-Garlic Pasta
  • 1 lb. whole wheat pasta make it gluten-free with a gluten-free pasta
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
Garlic Basil Shrimp
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp shelled & deveined
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup white wine I used Chardonnay
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
Lime Garlic Pasta
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In same pot, heat olive oil and saute 2 teaspoons minced garlic for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove from heat and add in lime juice and zest.
  4. Add in pasta, Parmesan cheese and parsley and toss to coat.
  5. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Replace lid on pot to keep warm while preparing shrimp.
Garlic Basil Shrimp
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and saute shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side depending on size. Remove from pan and keep warm.
  2. Add minced garlic and pepper flakes to pan and saute 30 seconds.
  3. Add wine and simmer for 3 minutes or until reduced slightly.
  4. Stir in basil, chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper and shrimp.
  5. Continue to cook for 3 more minutes or until shrimp are warm.
  6. Serve over pasta with additional Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp with Lime-Garlic Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 291mg97%
Sodium 1028mg43%
Potassium 423mg12%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 20.8mg25%
Calcium 314mg31%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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