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Easy Garlic Shrimp and Pasta with Corn

Shrimp and Pasta Recipe

by Michelle Jones, Founder of BetterBudgeting and FrugalFamilyRecipes

Category: Recipes, Frugal, One Dish, Pasta, Seafood, Corn
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Here's a super easy and delicious dinner I tossed together this week with some items we had on hand, including our last box of pasta. Last weekend we purchased a few boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables at a special event in our county to support Georgia Farmers during Covid-19. We waited in line for 3 hours just to pick up our order but we were happy to help our farmers! We've been enjoying fresh corn all week, and we also gave some away too. Which was really hard to do because we do love fresh corn. Feel free to substitute any type of protein for the shrimp in my recipe, any type of pasta, and even any other vegetables you have on hand in place of the corn.


1 lb pasta, any type
1-2 lbs medium or large shrimp (shelled, de-veined, rinsed)
4 T. butter
Drizzle of olive oil
1 T. minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
1 T. chopped basil
1/2 - 1 c. corn
Pinch of salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese (for topping)


Place pasta in large pot of salted boiling water and cook 8-10 minutes or until al dente.

Cooked Pasta

Meanwhile, add butter and olive oil to a large pan over med-high heat and cook garlic for 1 minute until soft and fragrant. Add shrimp, corn, and remaining ingredients (except the cheese) and saute until shrimp is done; pink color throughout.

Cooked shrimp and corn

Reduce heat to low and keep warm until your pasta is ready. Drain pasta and combine with shrimp mixture.

Combined shrimp and pasta

Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese or other similar grated cheese; whatever you have on hand. We used Cotija cheese, as shown in the top photo. Delicious!



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