Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta

Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta is a creamy seafood pasta dish that is just bursting with flavor. Parmesan cheese, clam juice, fresh shrimp, and more make for a wonderful dish.

a bowl of homemade Red Lobster shrimp pasta

Are you looking for a quick and easy shrimp pasta dish? This may be the perfect one for you. This recipe is a light and easy dish to make. The sauce is lighter than your traditional alfredo sauce.


Here’s what you need to make Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Shrimp; peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • Clam juice or chicken broth
  • Dry white wine
  • Heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Dried basil leaves
  • Linguine pasta
parsley, linguine, shrimp, clam juice, lemon, butter, and garlic

You can make the sauce in just about as much time as it will take to make the pasta. So it is the perfect quick and easy dinner.

How to Make Shrimp Linguine like Red Lobster

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. While the water gets ready for the pasta, you can start cooking the shrimp.
  3. Start by adding some olive oil and garlic to a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook the garlic until it becomes fragrant, then add in the shrimp and cook until it becomes opaque.
    Cooking shrimp in a skillet
  5. Remove the shrimp from the pan, and add the stock and bring to a boil.
  6. After the stock comes to a boil you will add the wine, and cook for about three minutes.
  7. Then you will add the cream, Parmesan cheese, and the herbs. After cooking for a few minutes, the sauce will thicken.
    cooking sauce for shrimp pasta
  8. When the sauce thickens, you will add the shrimp and pasta. Serve the dish immediately.

Shrimp buying tips for Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta

I like to buy medium-sized wild shrimp. Wild shrimp tastes better than farm-raised shrimp. You can buy fresh or frozen shrimp. If you are using frozen shrimp, make sure it is completely thawed before cooking.

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I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe for shrimp pasta. This recipe is perfect for lent, or other times when you want a seafood-inspired meal.

a bowl of homemade Red Lobster shrimp pasta

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Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta

You can make Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta with this easy recipe. 
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Lobster Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 514kcal


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled, de-veined and tails removed
  • 2/3 cup clam juice or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried basil leaves
  • 8 ounces linguine cooked and drained


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; reduce heat to low. Simmer until garlic is tender. Add shrimp in same skillet and cook over medium-low heat until opaque. Remove; reserve liquid in pan. Add clam juice (I use the chicken broth when I’m out of clam juice); bring to a boil. Add wine; cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; add cream, stirring constantly. Add cheese; stir until smooth. Cook until thickened. Add shrimp to sauce. Heat through. Add remaining ingredients except linguine. Pour over linguine in large bowl; toss gently to coat. Serve with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 806mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 2.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Carrie

    This recipe is a classic, using lighter ingredients will change the taste and most of all feel of the sauce on the tongue.

    I do not buy any seafood farm raised, wild caught is tastier and healthier. To the clam juice, I simmer my shrimp/lobster shells and then strain before I put the sauce together. It adds another layer of flavor and I love the briny flavor it adds.

    At times I steep dried mushrooms to add an additional layer too.

    Over-all…great recipe, thank you

  2. karen jones

    5 stars
    MAN THIS RECEIPE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DELICIOUS!!! I bought alfredo sauce, but I didn’t even have to use it!!! I literally made homemade alfredo sauce (tickle pink)

  3. Tabitha Morgan

    This is an awesome base recipe for both shrimp and chicken!! With chicken, use chicken broth instead of clam juice. Man was it flavorful! Sauce thickened nicely when cooling. Doesn’t necessarily need to be too thick anyway due to the intense flavor. Will most assuredly make again, and soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Nikki

    After I found your recipe for this shrimp pasta (about a year ago or so)I have done it countless times. I have never used the clam juice…I use the chicken broth. This recipes is my mom’s all time favorite and everyone else I have made it for loves it as well. Thank you so much!

  5. Pat

    I m sorry, neither my husband nor I liked this at all! I did make a cupe of adjustments but they should not have made that big a taste difference. First I used good butter flavor olive oil vice plain olive oil. Also, instead of using heavy crem I used fat free half and half which of course is not as thick. I left the rest of the recipe alone. It really just tasted bland. If anything, it tasted fishy. I will not make thi again!

    • Stephanie

      I am sorry the recipe didn’t turn out well for you. I know you are a great cook, and I am sure it was very disappointing that you make a meal that didn’t turn out well. I write recipes with the intentionally chosen ingredients. I understand you made a couple of changes to two key ingredients. I would have to make a different recipe using fat-free half and half because it doesn’t have the fat that helps to make the recipe work. I could make a recipe using that, but many other things would have changed as well.

      Again, I am sorry you weren’t happy with the recipe, but you made something different than what I suggested.

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