One Pan Creamy Parmesan Linguine with Shrimp

This one pan pasta with shrimp is the perfect recipe for a hectic day! It's so easy to make, deliciously flavorful and perfectly creamy. And you can't go wrong with that pasta, parmesan and shrimp combo!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 539 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup half and half*, then more to thin if needed
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg. Barilla Pronto Linguine
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely shredded parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a 12-inch saute pan over medium-high heat, add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Cook stirring occasionally until opaque and cooked through. Transfer shrimp to a piece of foil and wrap to keep warm.
  3. Return saute pan to medium heat and melt remaining 2 Tbsp butter. Add garlic and saute 20 seconds or until slightly golden. 
  4. Add water, 1 cup half and half, linguine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  5. Allow to boil, stirring frequently until noodles have reached desired doneness, about 10 minutes (there should be some excess liquid, this will be the sauce). 
  6. Remove from heat, add in parmesan and stir until it has melted (it may appear to clump up at first but should melt after a bit of stirring). 
  7. Thin with more half and half if needed (as it sits it will thicken). Toss in shrimp and sprinkle parsley over top. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • *You can substitute equal parts milk and whipping cream/heavy cream here if needed.