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Quick Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Feta Sauce on a wooden platter

Quick Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Feta Sauce

15 minutes is all you need to make this Quick Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Feta Sauce. The shrimp is a burst of garlic, paprika, and oregano and served on a bed of pasta tossed in garlic, olive oil and feta cheese for a fresh taste of the Mediterranean! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword pasta with feta garlic sauce, quick pasta with shrimps, shrimp pasta platter
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 394 kcal
Author Mahy


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lbs shrimp any size you prefer, I used 15-21 peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 lemon

For the Pasta:

  • 2 lbs pasta 1 box
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic large cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese

Assembly (optional):

  • 1/4 cup herbs chopped
  • 1/3 cup feta crumbled
  • Chilli flakes


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. In the meantime toss the shrimp with all the spices and lemon juice, and saute them over high heat in a nonstick skillet for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In another skillet, saute the garlic and olive oil for the pasta and then add in the cooked pasta to the skillet with about 1/2 cup of the pasta water and the feta cheese. Toss to create a sauce.
  3. Serve the pasta and top with the shrimp, then sprinkle any additional toppings over it. Enjoy :)

Recipe Notes

  • When sauteeing the garlic, make sure it doesn't turn brown. This would make it taste bitter. 
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package but start checking it 2 minutes early to avoid overcooking.
  • Feel free to use smoked Spanish paprika in this recipe for more depth of flavor and a sweet and smoky note. 
Nutrition Facts
Quick Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Feta Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 person)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 593mg198%
Sodium 2478mg108%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 469mg47%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.