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15 Minute Shrimp Scampi is a family favorite weeknight meal for busy families! It is quick and easy to make, and everyone always raves about it. Trust us, you’ll be licking your plate clean tonight! 

An overhead view of a skillet filled with shrimp scampi.

Shrimp scampi is one of those classic meals that never goes out of style. No matter what time of year it is, or when we last had it, we are always in the mood for this savory dish. We are all about the super yummy butter, garlic, lemon, wine sauce. The flavor can’t be beat, it has just the right amount of heat from the red pepper flakes, and it’s quick and easy too! You’re going to want to make this one for dinner tonight!

Did you know that shrimp scampi originally didn’t even contain shrimp? Scampi is actually a more broad name for small members of the lobster family, typically Dublin Bay prawns or Norway lobsters. However, because we have an abundance of shrimp in the United States, this dish changed over time to become an almost formulaic method of preparing shrimp over pasta: typically sautéed in butter with garlic, white wine to deglaze the pan, and lemon juice. Yum!

  • Can I use frozen shrimp for Shrimp Scampi?

    Absolutely! Keeping frozen shrimp on hand makes this easy weeknight dinner even easier, especially if you buy the pre-peeled and deveined variety! Be sure to thaw before using. 

  • Pasta Options:

    This recipe calls for linguine, but you can really use any long, thin style pasta: spaghetti, angel hair, 

  • Wine Substitution:

    If you do not want to cook with alcohol for any reason, you can simply substitute the wine for chicken stock.

  • Is Shrimp Scampi spicy?

    We don’t think so, no. It has a pleasant heat, but is not overly spicy. However, everyone has a different spice tolerance. If you know that you are particularly sensitive to heat, you may want to reduce the crushed red pepper flakes to 1/4 teaspoon.

An overhead view of a plate of shrimp scampi.

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A skillet filled with shrimp scampi.
15 Minute Shrimp Scampi is a family favorite weeknight meal for busy families! It is quick and easy to make, and everyone always raves about it. Trust us, you'll be licking your plate clean tonight! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  • Cook the pasta in lightly salted water according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium high heat with olive oil. Add in garlic and shrimp. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Stir continuously until shrimp just turns pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in white wine to deglaze pan. Stir in lemon juice and Italian seasoning and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta to skillet and toss to coat. Top with parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 318mg | Sodium: 1615mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Shrimp Scampi
A skillet filled with shrimp scampi.
15 Minute Shrimp Scampi is a family favorite weeknight meal for busy families! It is quick and easy to make, and everyone always raves about it. Trust us, you'll be licking your plate clean tonight! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  • Cook the pasta in lightly salted water according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium high heat with olive oil. Add in garlic and shrimp. Season with salt and red pepper flakes. Stir continuously until shrimp just turns pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in white wine to deglaze pan. Stir in lemon juice and Italian seasoning and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta to skillet and toss to coat. Top with parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 318mg | Sodium: 1615mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 624IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Shrimp Scampi
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Robert Riddell
January 21, 2021 11:15 pm

Can I use a stock in place of the white wine?

Benita Benally
January 22, 2021 2:52 pm
Reply to  Robert Riddell

Yes, it say u can with chicken stock.

January 23, 2021 7:35 am
Reply to  Robert Riddell

Use chicken stock

February 11, 2021 11:05 am

You constantly give recipes that beginner like me can duplicate to the surprise of my family ( made of five judges). Thank you

January 25, 2021 3:52 pm

5 stars
I love er recipes and the easy way she explains on how to prepare it…

Marie
February 9, 2021 2:30 pm

5 stars
Love this recipe!! Have enjoyed many of your recipes, never respond, sorry but my3 time fixing!

Jo
February 2, 2021 4:57 pm

5 stars
I really enjoyed this recipe but I think shrimp should be added to sauce last, not in beginning with garlic. I feel shrimp was a bit over cooked. Adding last would cut down on shrimps cook time.

Stephanie Gregie
January 31, 2021 6:12 pm

5 stars
I LOVE Rachel’s recipes…so easy to follow and ALWAYS delicious. She gets straight to the point and always includes relevant information…she strikes the right balance between too little and too much info. My go to recipe person!

Loren
January 27, 2021 12:45 pm

Easy! Thank you!! Looks delicious!❤️

January 25, 2021 5:04 pm

5 stars
Made this tonight. Super quick, easy, and delicious! Followed recipe exactly, except only used 12 oz pasta.

Janet Willerson
January 23, 2021 7:02 pm

3 stars
I’ve loved every recipe I’ve tried from you. This recipe, however, was not liked by my family or me. It seemed something was missing. The fresh lemon I used took over the flavor. I have no idea what it is that’s missing at all. Maybe it’s supposed to taste like it does, and just happens to be something that doesn’t work for us.
I appreciate the work you do and presenting them to us for free. All have been truly delicious that Ives tried.

Sincerely and with appreciation, Janet Willerson

Evelyn
January 23, 2021 1:08 pm

Very good and easy recipe. My husband and I loved it. I will make again.

Noreen
January 22, 2021 12:47 pm

I use chicken broth instead of wine. One of my favorites n

Joyce
January 21, 2021 7:10 pm

5 stars
Love all the recipes I have saved online by “The stay at home chef”. You make everything look so easy and tasty and they are!

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