Easiest Ever Creamy Prawn Linguine (Linguine con Gamberi)

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Creamy prawn linguine (linguine con gamberi) is the stuff pasta dreams are made of. Smothered in a creamy garlic sauce with lemon, this prawn and pasta recipe is ideal for date night or simply when you feel like a treat.

Creamy Prawn Linguine in pan with lemon with fork in bowl

Ask any pasta addict what they think about prawn linguine, and they’ll tell you to stop talking and give them a fork to dig in. Called “linguine con gamberi” in Italian, this recipe is for all those moments that only Italian comfort food would do.

I like that this creamy garlic prawn pasta is incredibly tasty but somehow not that rich to make you feel lethargic after you have a bowl (or two).

And the real bonus? 

It’s ready in 20 minutes.

You heard that right; you can have a delicious, restaurant-worthy pasta dinner on the table in 20 minutes. 

Now let’s get right down to it.

Ingredients needed for creamy prawn linguine

  • Linguine — I like to make these creamy garlic prawns with fresh linguine, but you can use the dry variety as well. 
  • Butter — you can use either salted or unsalted. Don’t substitute for anything else as you’ll lose all that heavenly creaminess. 
  • Prawns — go with a medium to large size because you really want to feel that bite with this recipe. 
  • Garlic
  • Dry white wine — any sort will do; I chose to use Sauvignon Blanc here.
  • Mixed Italian herbs
  • Chilli flakes
  • Double (heavy) cream — you can substitute with single cream (hald and half), but expect to lose some of the creaminess.
  • Creme fraiche — either full-fat or low-fat works fine
  • Grated parmesan
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Freshly chopped parsley 
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Creamy Prawn Linguine in pan with lemon

How to make this creamy garlic prawns recipe?

1. Boil the linguine two minutes less than recommended on the package. 

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the prawns and cook for five minutes until slightly brown. 

3. Add the garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant. 

4. Add the wine, herbs, and chili flakes and simmer for 5 minutes until the wine evaporates. 

5. Stir in the double cream, creme fraiche, and parmesan, cook for another minute until all creamy and bubbly and stir the pasta in. 

6. Season to taste, add the lemon juice and parsley and serve immediately.

And that’s it! Creamy prawn linguine with a hint of lemon on the table in the time you would scroll on the phone to decide what takeaway to order. 

Creamy Prawn Linguine in pan with lemon close up

If you liked this prawn linguine (pasta con gamberi) recipe, check out some of my other quick pasta recipes:

Tagliatelle ai Funghi (Pasta with Mushrooms)

Creamy Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Walnuts

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Yield: 4

Easiest Ever Creamy Prawn Linguine (Linguine con Gamberi)

Creamy Prawn Linguine in bowl with fork

Creamy prawn linguine (linguine con camberi) is the stuff pasta dreams are made of. Smothered in a creamy garlic sauce with lemon, this prawn and pasta recipe is ideal for date night or simply when you feel like a treat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 350 g (12 oz.) linguine
  • 30 g (1 oz.) butter
  • 250 g (9 oz.)shrimp
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 200 ml (1 cup) double cream
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 25 g (1 ounce) grated Parmesan
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

    1. Boil the linguine two minutes less than recommended on the package.
    2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the prawns and cook for five minutes until slightly brown.
    3. Add the garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant.
    4. Add the wine, herbs, and chili flakes and simmer for 5 minutes until the wine evaporates.
    5. Stir in the double cream, creme fraiche, and parmesan, cook for another minute until all creamy and bubbly and stir the pasta in.
    6. Season to taste, add the lemon juice and parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 555Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 220mgSodium 818mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 23g

Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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