Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine

White wine shrimp linguine in a bowl.

Hi and hello and welcome to my pasta shrine.

Simple and elegant with shrimp, linguine, herbs, garlic, butter, cream, and duhh, a few good glugs of wine for this can’t-stop white wine shrimp linguine.

Love love love love love.

Let’s dive into it.

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Ingredients for white wine shrimp linguine.

Restaurant-Worthy Yet Ridiculously Easy

This recipe is BOTH a quick weeknight meal and something that you might feel like you’d order at a restaurant. That’s a one-two punch, friends. It’s my favorite thing ever.

Tender linguine noodles cook up in a pot of hot broth for a really extra yummy flavor, and then they get tossed with a generous handful of Parmesan, parsley, and shrimp that has been sautéed in a garlic butter sage white wine bath of delicious.

You heard me.

You’re tossing the shrimp with the noodles, herbs, and cheese, and pouring a bit of cream over the whole thing to make it almost resemble an Alfredo, except more delicately light and creamy in a way that lets all of the cheese, herbs, garlic, and white wine shine through in each bite.

Fork twirl of white wine linguine.

You guys. Not to be dramatic or anything but I’m seriously NEEDING this right now all over again.

Here’s what you’re going to do right now. You’re going to put in a grocery order for this recipe, and then post-work, you’re going to get in the kitchen, grab a glass of wine, and smell all the smells while this cooks away. Right? Best idea ever for a Monday?

Two bowls of shrimp linguine with white wine.

Common Questions About This Shrimp Linguine

Could I omit the cream in this recipe?

This recipe is really best with the cream in there to get the right texture and consistency. If you wanted a lighter option, you could swap the cream for half and half if you’d prefer.

I have a lot of extra liquid left in my pot after cooking the pasta. What do I do with it?

You can lower the heat on the stove to a simmer until the liquid reduces, but that will continue to cook the pasta more. Otherwise, you could just drain the liquid off.

Can I use any kind of wine here?

Yes! We just recommend a dry white wine.

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Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


Garlic Butter White Wine Shrimp Linguine! Linguine noodles tossed with parmesan, parsley, and shrimp sautéed in garlic butter sage white wine sauce. YES.


  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 1 1/2 lb. jumbo raw shrimp
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. One-Pot Pasta: Heat two tablespoons butter in a large pot over high heat. Add half of the garlic and sauté, stirring constantly, for one minute. Add the broth and water; bring to a boil. Add the pasta and boil until the pasta is cooked. Lower the heat and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed. Do not drain – there should be some liquid left in the pan to help coat the noodles.
  2. Cook the Shrimp: While the pasta is cooking, heat two tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and saute for 1-2 minutes on each side until the shrimp are almost cooked through.
  3. Build That Garlic Herb Flavor: Add the garlic, sage, and white wine to the shrimp pan. Let the shrimp cook for another 3-5 minutes or until most of the wine has evaporated and the shrimp are lightly browned on the outside. Remove from heat and set aside. Cover so the shrimp stays warm.
  4. Finish: Add the shrimp, whipping cream, Parmesan, and parsley to the cooked pasta. Toss everything together and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, and pepper.


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: shrimp linguine, linguine recipe, garlic butter shrimp, shrimp recipe

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