Lemon garlic parmesan shrimp pasta - A SUPER EASY dinner that comes together in just 20 minutes. The shrimp and pasta is tossed in a delicious unforgettable lemon parmesan sauce.
In a large dutch oven or large pan with high walls or, cook pasta to al dente. Drain, In the same pan the pasta was cooked in, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. Alternatively, you can cook the shrimp in a separate skillet.
Once the oil and butter starts to sizzle, add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Set stove to medium high. Add the shrimp and seasonings and cook for about 2 minutes or until the shrimp has turned pink.
Set stove to medium. Quickly add the butter, heavy whipping cream, and lemon juice. Add a bit of the lemon zest if you like or save it for garnish. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the shredded parmesan cheese. Stir the sauce until smooth and the cheese is melted and heated through. Add the drained pasta. Toss to coat the pasta in the sauce. Garnish with lemon zest and more parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Parmesan sauce – Add more heavy whipping cream it you want a creamier sauce. Watching your calories? Add a bit of water instead of the cream.