Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

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Lick your lips buttery, silky, slightly sweet, slightly nutty…this is my Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe!  It has rocked my world this week and it’s about to rock yours.  Now, before you run because it’s January and you’re on a health kick and ‘butter’ scares you, listen up.  It’s only 485 calories per serving and it’s outrageously delicious!  A little butter browned goes a long way here.

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! 

Shrimp: Omega-3’s to Promote Heart Health

Fish is a healthy protein that I wish we ate more of in my family.  The truth is, it’s difficult to get the kids to eat it.  But, they really like shrimp!  They like that they can pick it up with their fingers and has a fresh flavor that’s more mild than fish. 

For me, I’m happy because shrimp has many healthy benefits.  It’s low in calories and as mentioned, it’s a healthy source of protein.  It also has Vitamin B12, Iron, and Magnesium.  Shrimp, like fish, also contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which are important for promoting heart health and help to prevent heart disease.

Here are a couple more delicious and easy Shrimp Dinner Recipes to try!

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

I use my absolute favorite 12″ Ceramic Pan, which is great because food really does slide right off with minimal oil and I don’t have to worry about food sticking and burning.  It comes with a glass lid, which is perfect for watching your dinner cook!

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR ORANGE BROWN BUTTER SHRIMP PASTA RECIPE

 Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

 For this recipe, you can prep everything, but you do not want to cook the shrimp until you are ready to eat.  The shrimp take just a few minutes to cook and do not reheat very well without becoming rubbery.  Make sure your shrimp are fully cleaned and rinsed under cold water. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

Thinly Slice the 2 scallions. Mince the garlic. Chop the parsley.

Cut the orange in half and cut 2 thin slices from half and then quarter those slices. Zest the other half of the orange, then juice both halves of the orange and set the juice, the zest, and slices aside. (or store in the fridge)Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

In a small sauce pot, add the butter and simmer on low heat until it gets brown and starts to release a nutty, almost sweet aroma, about 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside for later.

4 tbsp butter melting in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Melted butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas  

COOK YOUR SHRIMP PASTA RECIPE 

Boil a large pot of water for the pasta. Once the pasta water is boiling, add a splash of Olive Oil and a pinch of salt.Boiling water with oil in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Add the pasta and stir so that it all is immersed in the water and doesn’t stick it itself. Boil the pasta until al dente.

Preheat large skillet on high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and spread it around to coat the bottom.

Add flour to a wide bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dredge shrimp in the flour, then shake the excess flour off and add to the hot oiled pan.Seasoned flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas  

Cook on medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes, then flip each piece and cook for one more minute.

Adding raw shrimp to skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe.  It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Add the juice from the orange, the orange zest, the orange slices, the butter, the minced garlic, scallions, 1 tbsp parsley, and the broth.Adding orange juice to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Adding brown butter to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Cook for 1 minute in the sauce and then flip the shrimp and cook for one more minute until sauce starts to thicken. Add the cooked pasta directly from the pasta water and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Shrimp with orange sauce in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Serve and garnish with the remaining parsley. 

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Lick-your-lips buttery, silky, slightly sweet, slightly nutty...this is my Easy Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Recipe!  It's only 485 calories per serving and it's outrageously delicious!  A little butter, when browned, goes a long way here. Mixed with fettuccine that's perfectly coated with the silky sauce, it's a perfect dish. #shrimprecipes #pastareceipes #seafoodrecipes #familydinner #dinnerideas

Course Main Course
Keyword dinner, seafood recipes, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 485 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Cleaned Raw Shrimp (size 26-30/lb)
  • 3 Tbls All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 4 Tbls Butter, salted
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Cup Chicken or vegetable Broth
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 Scallions
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz Fettuccine or your favorite pasta and shape

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Make sure your shrimp are fully cleaned and rinsed under cold water. Keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

  2. Thinly Slice the 2 scallions. Mince the garlic. Chop the parsley.

  3. Cut the orange in half and cut 2 thin slices from half and then quarter those slices. Zest the other half of the orange, then juice both halves of the orange and set the juice, the zest, and slices aside. (or store in the fridge)

    Orange cut, zested, and squeezed for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  4. In a small sauce pan, add the butter and simmer on low heat until it gets brown and starts to release a nutty, almost sweet aroma, about 5-8 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside for later.
    Browned butter in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

Cook your Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta

  1. Boil a large pot of water for the pasta. Once the pasta water is boiling, add a splash of Olive Oil and a pinch of salt. Add the pasta and stir so that it all is immersed in the water and doesn't stick it itself. Boil the pasta until al dente.

    Boiling water with oil in pot for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  2. Add flour to a wide bowl and season with salt and pepper. Dredge shrimp in the flour, then shake the excess flour off and add to the hot oiled pan.

    Raw shrimp in flour in a bowl for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  3. Preheat large skillet on high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and spread it around to coat the bottom. Cook the shrimp on medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes, then flip each piece and cook for one more minute.

    Shrimp cooking in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  4. Add the juice from the orange, the orange zest, the orange slices, the butter, the minced garlic, scallions, 1 tbsp parsley, and the broth.

    Adding brown butter to shrimp in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  5. Cook for 1 minute in the sauce and then flip the shrimp and cook for one more minute until sauce starts to thicken. Add the cooked pasta directly from the pasta water and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Pasta added to Shrimp and orange sauce in skillet for the Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe. #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 
  6. Serve and garnish with the remaining parsley.

    Orange Brown Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe on a plate. It has a silky sauce that's buttery, nutty, and slightly sweet! #shrimprecipes #shrimppasta #easydinners #dinnerideas 

5-Ingredient Mini Meatloaf Muffins

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Mini Meatloaf Muffins on a plate. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free. Parmesan gives salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, deep-flavored tangy, salty, and sweet glaze.

Mini Meatloaf Muffins are small bites with BIG flavor!  There are only 5 simple ingredients, but each serves a special purpose for texture and flavor.  Onions give moisture, flavor, and a little crunch.  Parmesan gives big salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup brings a richness and slight sweetness.  And egg binds it all together to create a beautifully set little muffin.  Finally, ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, rich, tangy, salty, and sweet glaze on top of each muffin.  They are perfect for making ahead and eating throughout the week…dinner for the kids, packing in lunches, or snack.  They’re also great to make for a weekend party appetizer too!

BTW, put practically anything in a mini muffin tin and my little one will eat it up!   

Meatloaf Muffins: Small Variation with BIG Benefits

These little meaty bites of love are an adaptation of one of my most popular recipes on the Talking Meals Blog, 5-Ingredient Easy Meatloaf.  It really surprised me actually.  Of all of the interesting, exotic, international cuisine options available, at the end of the day, people love comforting familiar foods.  And Meatloaf is definitely that, a comforting and familiar food.  Mini Meatloaf Muffins are even BETTER in a lot of ways!

Less Cooking Time.  The biggest difference is the cooking time.  The original recipe takes 60 minutes to cook, because it’s all in one loaf.  These little Mini Meatloaf Muffins only take 30 Minutes! 

Goodness in Every Bite.  The mini muffins are about 1-2 bites each.  That means you get the crunchy meatloaf outside with a bit of the delicious ketchup glaze in every bite!  No more fighting for the ends of the meatloaf.  

Kids LOVE these!   The fun mini muffin size and the delicious ketchup in each bite make these irresistible for kids.   

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Aside from a large mixing bowl, mini muffin tins are the only special cooking equipment you need for this one!

PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR MINI MEATLOAF MUFFINS

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

This recipe is so easy that there’s not much to prep ahead.  In fact, you can make these entirely ahead and reheat them later.  Therefore, I highly recommend you spend a few extra minutes on the weekend to make your own ketchup!  My super easy recipe uses honey and it’s delicious!  Check it how here homemade ketchup recipe, but feel free to use the store bought stuff!

Aside from making ketchup, it’s really just finely dicing the Onion.

HACK: Worried about crunchy onions in your meatloaf muffins?  Or, don’t have a fresh onion on hand?  Dice several onions in advance and freeze them in in a storage bag!  The onions will already be soft from being frozen and they cook beautifully.  You also always have freshly frozen onion on hand!  For more Freezer Hacks to make meal prep easier, download this FREE FREEZER HACK SHEET!

Mix all ingredients (except the 1/3 cup Ketchup reserved for the tops) together in a large bowl with a fork or with hands: beef, parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, salt, pepper.

Ingredients in bowl for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Mixed meat ingredients in bowl for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

At this point, you can store the mixture in the fridge or continue on to cook.

COOK YOUR MEATLOAF MUFFINS 

Tear a small piece of bread off the size of the muffin tin bottoms and place it at the bottom. This will help to soak up the fat from the meat.  Using a small ice cream scoop, a tbsp measuring spoon or just a spoon, add about 2 tablespoons of the meatloaf mixture to each mini muffin slot.

Bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Adding raw meat mixture to bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Adding raw meat mixture to bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Adding raw meat mixture to bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Spread the remaining Ketchup over the top of each of the meatloaf muffins.

Spoon spreading ketchuo on Raw Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Spoon spreading ketchuo on Raw Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.  Admittedly, coming right out of the oven, these are not the prettiest foods ever.  The juices and fat from the meat will start to cook out and over the top of the muffin.  But, they sure taste darn good! 

Pop each meatloaf muffin out using a fork.  Then pull off the bread from the bottom of each muffin.  You actually, don’t need to pull off the bread, but it’ll be soaked with meat fat and bit soggy.  

Cooked Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Fork removing cooked Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Hand holding cooked Mini Meatloaf Muffins They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.

Serve and Enjoy!

😍 Carrie

Mini Meatloaf Muffins on a plate. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free. Parmesan gives salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, deep-flavored tangy, salty, and sweet glaze.

5-Ingredient Mini Meatloaf Muffins

Mini Meatloaf Muffins are small bites with BIG flavor!  There are only 5 simple ingredients, the recipe cooks in 30 minutes, and they are gluten free. Parmesan gives big salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, deep-flavored tangy, salty, and sweet glaze on top of each muffin.  They are perfect for dinner for the kids, packing in lunches, as a snack or party appetizer! #meatloaf #familydinner #kidsdinner #dinner #easydinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef, dinner, meatloaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 muffins
Calories 317 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 oz 90% Lean Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup Onion finely diced
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup for mixing with beef see my recipe for homemade Ketchup!
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup for spreading on top of muffins - see my recipe for homemade Ketchup!
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 5 slices Bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Finely dice the Onion.

  3. Mix all ingredients (except the 1/3 cup Ketchup reserved for the top together in a large bowl with a fork or with hands: beef, parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, salt, pepper.

    Ingredients in bowl for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  4. Tear a small piece of bread off the size of the muffin tin bottoms and place it at the bottom. This will help to soak up the fat from the meat.

    Bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, a tbsp measuring spoon or just a spoon, add about 2 tablespoons of the meatloaf mixture to each mini muffin slot.

    Adding raw meat mixture to bread in bottom of muffin tin slots for Mini Meatloaf Muffins. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  6. Spread the remaining Ketchup over the top of each of the meatloaf muffins.

    Spoon spreading ketchuo on Raw Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
    Spoon spreading ketchuo on Raw Mini Meatloaf Muffins in muffin tin. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Pop each meatloaf muffin out using a fork.  Then pull off the bread from the bottom of each muffin.

    Hand holding cooked Mini Meatloaf Muffins They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

    Mini Meatloaf Muffins on a plate. They have only 5 simple ingredients, cook in 30 minutes, and are gluten free. Parmesan gives salty and nutty flavor.  Ketchup on top cooks down into a thick, deep-flavored tangy, salty, and sweet glaze.