Close-up of Garlic Butter Shrimp Penne, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 33.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Garlic Butter Shrimp Penne

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
This is a dish where you can really switch up your seafood. Rather than just shrimp, you could do a mix and add scallops or even lobster if it's a special occasion.



  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with salt. Cook the pasta until al dente according to the package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat until melted and frothy. Add the shrimp, garlic and scallions. Cook until the shrimp are plumped and almost cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the red peppers and lemon zest and juice, followed by the cream and a splash of the pasta water. Bring to a simmer. Add the pasta and cook until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Finish with the Parmesan, fresh oregano and chile flakes.