Pasta Dishes/ Seafood Recipes

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic & Wine

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Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic & Wine is a classic Italian seafood dish and one that is ready to serve in 20 minutes!  It is a favorite in our home and hope it will be in yours too!

In our house, Christmas Eve, known as La Vigilia is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and serving seven types of seafood.  Spaghetti with shrimp, olive oil, garlic and wine is a classic Italian seafood dish and one you can enjoy cooking on Christmas Eve and throughout the rest of the year.

With only a few ingredients, you’ll be amazed how easy you can make this dish within minutes; and when served, will surely impress your family and friends.

We’ll show you quick and easy steps how to make this classic seafood dish.  So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and join us for a delicious recipe!


First, you can buy any size shrimp at your local fish market, and to save some time in the prep work (which would cost a few pennies more) is to have the shrimp cleaned before you take it home.

All you will need to do is give the shrimp a good rinse, and then allow to drain in a colander for a few minutes.  And then the rest is easy!

Fresh ingredients are essential when making this dish incredibly delicious!  Fresh parsley, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, crushed red pepper, and fresh shrimp is all you need to create this fabulous seafood dish.  Oh, and don’t forget the wine!

The sauce is created when the wine is added, so we don’t want to leave that out.  And finally, the last step is tossing the spaghetti into the shrimp sauce.  Then serve!



This shrimp dish is always packed with flavors and high in protein. Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic & Wine can be served as a first course or even as an entree.  It’s our favorite recipe for shrimp!  So easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t made this sooner.




 * You can follow along with our step by step directions or jump down to the bottom of this post for the full recipe card! 

Ingredients For Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic & Wine:

  • 1 pound Large Fresh Shrimp – cleaned, deveined

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves – sliced

  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley – chopped

  • 1/3 cup white wine

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/2 pound spaghetti, or GF spaghetti 


In a large skillet, heat olive oil.

Add sliced garlic and red pepper.

Sauté for a few minutes, or until the garlic turns golden color.



Add the shrimp, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Sauté the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they turn opaque or pink-ish color.



Add the white wine and parsley.

Cover and simmer on low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Taste the sauce for salt, and season with salt and pepper to taste.



In the meantime, bring a pasta pot filled with water to boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 6 to 7 minutes.  Just before you drain the pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of boiling water from the spaghetti and pour directly into the shrimp mixture.

Drain spaghetti and add the spaghetti directly into the skillet with shrimp.

Mix until well combined.


Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic & Wine
Recipe type: Dinner / Seafood
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Serves: 4 servings
Spaghetti with Shrimp is an incredibly delicious dish! Fresh parsley, extra virgin olive oil, white wine, fresh garlic, crushed red pepper, and fresh shrimp is all you need to create this fabulous seafood dish. Making dinner ready in minutes!
  • 1 pound Large Fresh Shrimp - cleaned, deveined
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves - sliced
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup fresh parsley - chopped
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ pound spaghetti, or Gluten Free spaghetti
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
  2. Add sliced garlic and red pepper.
  3. Sauté for a few minutes, or until the garlic turns golden color.
  4. Add the shrimp, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Sauté the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they turn opaque or pink-ish color.
  6. Add the white wine and parsley.
  7. Cover and simmer on low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Taste the sauce for salt, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. In the meantime, bring a pasta pot filled with water to boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  10. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 6 to 7 minutes. Just before you drain the pasta, reserve ¼ cup of boiling water from the spaghetti and pour directly into the shrimp mixture.
  11. Drain spaghetti and add the spaghetti directly into the skillet with shrimp.
  12. Mix until well combined.
  13. Serve immediately.
  14. Serves 4


Also, you may enjoy our these recipes too!

Spaghetti with Lobster Tails Sauce  

Spaghetti with Shrimp Marinara

Spaghetti with Little Neck Clams


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 xo Anna and Liz

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  • Reply
    December 12, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Absolutely mouthwatering! Lucky me…I've got everything on hand and I can enjoy it for lunch!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    December 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    love shrimp with pasta and the way you did the garlic is sure to be amazing in this dish!

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    nancy at good food matters
    December 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    What's not to love about this terrific dish? I've honestly forgotten about how simple and satisfying this can be. Thanks for the tasty reminder!

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    December 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    This looks fantastic! Great photos and tutorial.

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    December 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    What a lovely, yet simple meal!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Great flavors that can't be beat. I can just taste it now. Butter, shrimp, wine and garlic – oh yes! That would be good about now 🙂

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    December 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I love shrimp AND garlic. Perfect for any time of year!

  • Reply
    Vicki Bensinger
    December 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best. This looks fantastic!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    December 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    You ladies nailed it, again, with this post. I love this combination! It's delicious in any season!!

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    Nicole Nadel
    December 11, 2013 at 11:11 am


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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    June 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    This is one of my favorite dishes! You can beat shrimp and pasta with garlic and wine – delicioso!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    June 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Looks like perfection on a platter! Wow!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful shrimp and spaghetti!

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    December 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love pasta and shrimp!! Looks absolutely delicious, could eat a bowl right now with a bottle of red wine!

    Merry Christmas to you both and your families!
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    August 26, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Made this for dinner the other night. My son LOVED it. Easy to make great summer dish. Only thing I did different was that I added some scallop and oysters that I had on hand in the fridge. Was delicious. A keeper recipe for sure

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      by Anna and Liz
      September 1, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Oh I am so glad to hear! Thank you Jane for leaving a sweet comment! Enjoy the rest of your summer! 🙂

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