Garlic Shrimp and Green Bean Pasta 30 Minute Meal

Garlic Shrimp and Green Bean Pasta on spoon

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Use fresh garden or farmer’s market produce to whip up creamy garlic shrimp and green bean pasta – an easy 30 minute meal perfect for weeknights.




  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until onion is translucent (about the time it takes for the water to boil).
  3. When the water boils, add the pasta and set a timer for 5 minutes (or half the pasta’s cooking time).
  4. While the pasta cooks, add the wine (or broth) to the onion-garlic mixture along with the dry seasonings. Stir and simmer until the 5-minute pasta timer goes off.
  5. When the 5 minute timer is done, add the green beans to the boiling pasta and set the timer again for 5 minutes (the water will stop boiling – you can turn up the heat a bit if needed, but everything will still cook whether you do or don’t).
  6. After adding the beans to the pasta, add the raw shrimp to the simmering onion mixture and cook until pink. (It should take about the same time as the timer you have going, but if the shrimp get done sooner, lower the temperature of the skillet to low to not overcook the shrimp.)
  7. Drain the pasta and beans; add to the skillet (if your skillet isn’t large enough, add the shrimp mixture to the larger pasta pot). Pour in the cream and sprinkle with a 1/2 cup of the parmesan, mixing gently to combine.
  8. Serve immediately right in large skillet (or transfer to a large bowl) topping with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan and chopped basil.


*You can use all olive oil if you’d prefer.

**To use precooked frozen shrimp: thaw and remove the tails if they are present; add to the onion mixture right before adding the drained pasta and beans, stirring a minute to heat through. Continue with the recipe.



Keywords: Easy Recipe; Weeknight Dinners; Shrimp Pasta