Five Minute Sautéed Shrimp

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I don’t know about ya’ll, but we LOVE shrimp at our house. And apparently, a certain friend of Kate’s raved about my Shrimp to her mama after eating with us one night! The great thing about this recipe is that it is quick and easy. The hardest part is peeling the shrimp, so call your teenagers and older kids up because they can help with this part!
I usually serve this with pasta drizzled in butter or oil and a little garlic salt. You have to be kind of careful with the garlic salt, so go easy with it! I also make a Spring Mix Salad with dried cranberries , walnuts, and goat cheese crumbles to serve with it. But you could actually serve this shrimp with practically anything and even use it for tacos if you take off the tails.
Here are some recipes for sides to serve:


Garlic and Bacon Green Beans


Quick and Easy Butter Garlic Noodles

Sauteed Shrimp


  • 1- 2 lbs raw shrimp
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 -1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3-5 tbsp butter plus


  • Adjust ingredient amounts based on the amount of shrimp you use. ie. for 1 lb use the smaller amount. For 2 lbs use the larger amount.
  • First you need to peel your shrimp. I leave the tails on to make it easier.
  • Melt 3-5 tbsp butter in a skillet.
  • Put all of the shrimp in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour all spices on the shrimp and stir until all pieces are covered in the spices.
  • Then pour the shrimp into the skillet and cook until pink. About 2 - 4 minutes.


I would love to get some feedback if you decide to make this recipe, what did you serve it with? Did your kids love it as much as mine did?


Looking for more quick and easy recipes? Try my Ahi Tuna Tacos or Instant Pot Bake Spaghetti.




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