Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.
Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.

If you enjoy shrimp and pasta dishes, may I suggest trying this delicious recipe for Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta? My husband and I love this dish, and truly hope you will enjoy it, as well! I’ve been making it without any recipe, in one form or another for years, improvising as I went along with spices, ingredients, etc. This is the final version of this recipe from all my kitchen “experimenting”, and it sure is GOOD!

Lightly seasoned, pan-seared shrimp are complimented well with pasta, coated with olive oil, butter, Parmesan cheese and a variety of Italian-inspired spices. Toss in some healthy broccoli to get in some veggies, and you’ve got a wonderful, all-in-on meal I am confident you will enjoy.

Basically you will cook shrimp, cook broccoli, cook pasta, and then mix it all together with spices, cheese, butter and olive oil. It’s pretty easy to make (in just a few steps), so I want to share this yummy recipe with you. A printable recipe card with the details is at the bottom of this post.

Season And Pan-Sear The Shrimp

The first step is to make sure your medium shrimp are peeled, and deveined. Place the shrimp in a medium sized bowl, and lightly season with Italian seasoning and garlic powder. The link is to my recipe for making Italian seasoning at home, if you do not have any.

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the seasoned shrimp, and cook in a single layer for 2-3 minutes, and then turn the shrimp over to the other side. The shrimp should be golden brown. Cook for 1-2 additional minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through.

Set the skillet with the shrimp aside, and cover, to keep the shrimp warm. Do not clean the skillet out, because you will use all the browned butter and leftover “crispy bits” later for added flavor!

Shrimp are lightly seasoned, then pan-seared in butter in a skillet.

Cook Pasta, Steam Broccoli, And Mix Pasta Seasoning

Okay… now you need to prepare the pasta in boiling water, according to package directions (approx. 12-13 minutes). TIP: Typically I start the pot of water heating while I cook the shrimp. That way, when I’m done cooking the shrimp, the water will already be boiling for the pasta (which saves time).

Fettucine pasta is cooked until al dente in boiling water.

While the pasta is cooking, quickly steam the broccoli. Place the broccoli florets in a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water in a saucepan, and cover. Steam the broccoli for 4 minutes. Remove the florets from the basket, and add to the cooked shrimp set aside in the skillet (and keep warm).

Broccoli florets are quickly steamed before adding to the pasta.

While the pasta is still cooking, take a minute to also mix together the spice ingredients for the pasta in a small bowl. The spices are onion powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Spices are mixed together before adding to the pasta.

Putting The Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta Together

Now it’s time to put this meal together! As soon as the pasta is fully cooked, quickly drain it in a colander (but don’t rinse!). Place the butter and olive oil in the bottom of the empty pasta pan, and then pour the HOT drained pasta back in, on top. This will help to melt the butter underneath. Quickly add the spice mixture and grated Parmesan cheese to the pasta.

The herb mixture, butter, oil and Parmesan cheese are added to cooked pasta.

Now add the cooked shrimp and broccoli to the hot pasta, and gently toss it all together. The melted butter, olive oil, spices and Parmesan will flavor the pasta, along with the broccoli and seasoned shrimp.

Give the pasta a quick taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Now the herbed shrimp broccoli pasta is ready to be served.

Cooked shrimp and broccoli are added to the pasta, then gently mixed together.The herbed shrimp broccoli pasta is gently tossed before serving.

Time To Serve Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta!

Place portions of pasta onto individual serving plates or bowls (I use tongs). Try to position the shrimp on top of each portion to make it look appealing. Add additional grated Parmesan cheese for garnish, if desired.

Note: Because this pasta dish is not fully coated with a thick sauce (like spaghetti sauce, for example), it will tend to lose heat rapidly . This is why it is important to serve it up fairly quickly… just sayin’.

A serving dish of herbed shrimp broccoli pasta, ready to enjoy!A close up of herbed shrimp broccoli pasta, with a fork on the side.

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Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, Italian-inspired meal of pan-seared shrimp, broccoli, and pasta noodles w/ Parmesan, olive oil & spices.

Category: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: herbed shrimp broccoli pasta
Servings: 3
Calories Per Serving: 600 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Shrimp:
  • 18-20 medium shrimp , peeled, deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
For Pasta:
  • 7 ounces fettucine pasta , cooked according to pkg. directions
  • cups broccoli florets , lightly steamed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter , room temp.
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (EACH)
  • 1 pinch (generous) red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for garnish, if desired
Instructions
  1. Prepare shrimp: Place shrimp in a bowl; sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic powder; toss to coat. Melt butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp in a single layer. Cook 2-3 minutes; turn shrimp over and cook other side for 1-2 more minutes until cooked through. Set skillet of shrimp aside; cover, to keep warm. Don't clean skillet- you will use browned butter and leftover "crispy bits" later for added flavor!

  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions. TIP: Start pot of water heating while cooking shrimp in Step #1. When done cooking shrimp, water should be boiling for pasta (which saves time).

  3. While Pasta Cooks: #1: Steam broccoli. Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket over 2 inches of boiling water in a saucepan and cover. Steam for 4 minutes. Remove broccoli from steamer; add to shrimp set aside in skillet. #2: Mix together spices for the pasta (Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes) in a small bowl. Set aside.

  4. When pasta is done, immediately drain it in a colander (but don't rinse!). Place butter and olive oil on the bottom of the empty pasta pan, and then pour HOT drained pasta back in, on top. This melts the butter underneath. Add spice mix, Parmesan cheese, shrimp and broccoli to pasta.

  5. Gently toss all ingredients together until fully combined. Taste pasta; add additional salt and pepper, if desired. Immediately serve (while still hot), and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Herbed Shrimp Broccoli Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 727mg32%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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