Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
Served with a salad and garlic bread toast, this garlic shrimp spaghetti makes a tasty dinner. —June Foote, Spring Hill, Florida
Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds peeled and deveined cooked shrimp (31-40 per pound)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, water and broth until smooth.
  2. In a large skillet, saute garlic and cayenne in oil until garlic is tender. Stir broth mixture; gradually add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat; add the shrimp, lemon juice, zest and parsley. Cook until heated through, 2-4 minutes. Drain spaghetti. Transfer to a large bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss to coat.
Health tip
  • Shrimp is naturally high in cholesterol, but that doesn’t mean it’s off the menu if you’re following a heart-healthy diet. The cholesterol in shrimp is different than the blood cholesterol that you’re trying to manage. Cut back on saturated and trans fats to keep blood cholesterol in check.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1-1/2 cups: 320 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.