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Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio garnished with parsley, parmesan and served in a bowl.

Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio

Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio is a 5 ingredient pasta recipe (shrimp, olive oil, garlic, peperoncino or chilli flakes and parsley) that is ready in 20 minutes and has the easiest, most delicious pasta sauce you'll ever make!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: aglio olio, Shrimp, spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Portions
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Richa


  • 250 grams Spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 250 grams Large Shrimp or Prawns cleaned and de-veined
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley chopped
  • Parmesan grated for topping
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil spaghetti in salted water as per package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic. Saute the garlic on a low flame till fragrant. Add chilli flakes and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp for 3-4  minutes. Add pasta water to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • When the pasta water has reduced a little and thickened into a sauce (about 2 minutes), add the drained pasta and toss in the sauce. Add the parsley and parmesan and mix everything. Serve immediately.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg