Shrimp Scampi Pasta

I adapted this recipe from one I found online. Shrimp scampi pasta is both simple and delicious!

Cook according to package directions, drain, and set aside:

1 lb. pasta (The original recipe recommended linguine, but since I hate eating long noodles, I’ve used rotini. The sauce sticks to it just fine.)

In a large pan, melt together:

3 T. butter

1 T. olive oil

Add and cook for 1 minute:

4 cloves minced garlic

Add and saute until pink:

1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

Remove the shrimp mixture from the heat and add

1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley leaves

zest from 1/2 a lemon

1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)

Toss the shrimp and sauce with the pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve shrimp scampi pasta with your favorite veggies.

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Note: I prefer to buy shrimp that are large, uncooked, peeled, deveined, and frozen. Here’s a guide. Uncooked and frozen are the most important of these qualities. I just don’t like taking the time to peel and devein. If you buy a 2-pound bag, you’ll probably get the best deal. Use half of the bag and save the rest for next time!

shrimp scampi pasta
shrimp scampi pasta

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Enjoy this light, flavorful pasta recipe any time of year.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
    1 pound pasta
  • In a large pan, melt the butter and oil together.
    3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
    4 cloves garlic
  • Add the shrimp and seasonings, and saute until it turns pink.
    1 pound large shrimp, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining sauce ingredients.
    1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Toss the sauce with the pasta. Garnish with Parmesan.
    Parmesan cheese
Keyword lemons, pasta, seafood
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