Brown Butter Pasta with Shrimp

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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I’m so happy to share with you a weekly recipe my mother taught us growing up, Brown Butter Pasta.  This method is often used often in many Greek dishes. Once you have mastered the 10 minute brown butter recipe below, you can easily move on to this delicious Brown Butter Pasta Dish with Shrimp. The nutty flavor of the butter adds a new dimension to the pasta, which can be eaten alone if you wish with a dash of salty cheese.  This dish was made from shrimp flavored with wine and lemon juice. I store pasta and frozen shrimp at all times, so I may whip up dinner in a hurry. Change this recipe up using chicken  or pork if you wish. However fresh vegetables slightly blanched can be a wonderful substitute for a meatless meal. The sprinkling of parsley adds the freshness you need to brighten this plate.

How to Make Brown Butter

When making brown butter, select a good quality butter. I use Kerrygold, or a local butter.

Brown Butter Pasta with Shrimp

This brown butter pasta with shrimp will coat your taste buds with the nutty addition of browned butter. With a quick blanch of your favorite vegetables you can turn this meal into a quick meatless dish.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine California Greek
Keyword brown butter, pasta, shrimp
Servings 4
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


Brown Butter

  • See recipe on blog.


  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 1 pound large shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, grated for topping
  • fresh parsley, chopped finely



  1. Place a large pot of water on high and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  3. While the pasta is cooking add 2 tablespoons of butter to a skillet.
  4. Add the minced garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the wine, shrimp and salt and pepper. Cook shrimp until pink in color. Set aside.
  6. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  7. Make the brown butter in the pot from the pasta. Recipe above.

  8. Add pasta to the brown butter and stir gently.
  9. Divide the pasta onto the plates and top with shrimp.
  10. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and cheese.


Saute the shrimp in a skillet. They are ready once they for a “C” shape.

Ready for the Shrimp and Cheese!

Plate up your pasta and dinner is ready!

brown butter pasta

Make this your weekly  meal,


You may also enjoy other pasta dishes from my blog:

Cold Orzo Pasta

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Greek Meat Pasta – “Kima”

I can’t live without my pasta!




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