Shrimp Scampi with Pasta Recipe

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Shrimp Scampi with Linguine Pasta in a white wine sauce on a plate is an easy recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

The recipe for Linguine with Shrimp Scampi was shared in the very early days of this blog.

Shrimp  has been long over due for a new picture but every time we enjoyed it for dinner I lacked enough light outside by the time dinner was done and I couldn't find a better excuse to make this easy recipe for dinner then I needed to update the picture.

I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make this Shrimp Scampi with Pasta.

Shrimp Scampi is a delicious meal in under 30 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight yet I make this quite often for company too.

I just adore quick easy dinner recipes.

Shrimp Scampi recipe over Pasta in a lemon butter white wine sauce with parmesan cheese with a piece of garlic bread on side of plate from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Shrimp Scampi was my Hubby's Father's Day requested dinner. It was delicious as always.

He is an amazing man who at this very moment has torn apart my kitchen to fix the back splash for my new stove.  

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta is a pretty quick and easy meal to put together!

Cast Iron Pan with melted butter, shallots and lemon zest for Shrimp Scampi.

How to make Shrimp Scampi Sauce:

Heat 2 tablespoons Butter and 2 tablespoons Olive Oil over high heat.

Meanwhile cook 1 pound of Linguine in salted boiling water, 1 minute short of al dente. Reserve Pasta Water.

Add 1 whole Large Shallot Minced to the melted butter.

Caramelize shallot until lightly brown and add Zest of 1 whole Lemon (shredded).

Shrimp cooking in melted butter with shallot and lemon zest for Shrimp Scampi.

Add 1 1/2 pounds Peeled Shrimp.

Cooked Pink Shrimp for Shrimp Scampi Recipe.

Turn shrimp when almost pink and still a little translucent. When second side is pink remove to a bowl, and set aside.

Wine and Water added to deglaze pan for Shrimp Scampi.

  • 1 1/2 cups Reserved Pasta Water
  • 3/4 cup Dry White Wine like Pinot Grigio

Toss in your pasta and mix to coat. Cook over medium low. Cover. 

 The goal is for the pasta to thicken the liquid, creating an easy Shrimp Scampi Sauce.

Shrimp Scampi tossed with pasta and parsley.

Chop a large handful of parsley, about 3/4 cup chopped. Add to noodles.

Toss shrimp back in.

Squeeze 1 whole lemon over the top and toss to coat evenly.

If pasta has absorbed too much water you can add another 1/4 cup pasta water until saucy.

Enjoy Shrimp Scampi with Pasta Recipe with your favorite glass of wine and some good company! 

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Yield: 5

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta Recipe

Shrimp Scampi Recipe made with Pasta in an easy shallot, lemon, white wine sauce is a easy dinner recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
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prep time: 10 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 1 pound Linguine
  • 1 1/2 pounds Peeled Shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Shallot, Chopped Fine or 4 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1-2 pinches Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • 1 whole Large Lemon, Zested
  • 3/4 cup Dry White Wine like Pinot Grigio
  • 1 3/4 cups Pasta Water, Reserved From Cooked Pasta
  • 1 whole Large  Lemon, Juiced
  • 1 handful Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan (Optional)


How to cook Shrimp Scampi with Pasta Recipe

  1. Cook pasta in salted water till 1 minute short of al dente approximately 8 minutes. Reserve 1 3/4 cup Cooked Pasta Water before draining.
  2. While pasta cooks heat butter, and olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot, and sauté, until lightly browned. Add lemon zest, red pepper flakes, and shrimp. Cook shrimp until almost pink on 1 side, and turn about 2-3 minutes. When shrimp are almost cooked (still a bit translucent) remove to a bowl, and set a side.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups reserved pasta water, white wine, and cooked pasta to the pan shrimp was in. Toss to coat. Cook for about 1-2 minutes over medium low heat with a lid until most liquid has been absorbed, and a sauce has formed. Add parsley, and cooked shrimp.
  4. Finish cooking shrimp, and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top.
  5. Top with parmesan.
  6. Hint if pasta is too dry from over cooking add 1/4 cup additional pasta water to make a sauce.
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Linguine Shrimp Scampi Pasta recipe is a super easy dinner. An easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe great for a busy weeknight or company from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Linguine Shrimp Scampi Pasta recipe is a super easy dinner. An easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe great for a busy weeknight or company from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. Another delicious entree...looks wonderful!

  2. Wow that scampi look absolutely incredibly, great job!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. Wow! That looks so delicious! Drooling over here!! :)

  4. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at We are new but at we are not photography snobs, we are just foodies.

  5. This looks so fresh and amazing!!! I am going to try it dairy-free (since I am off dairy now).

  6. Your pasta dishes always look so delicious (and the ones I've tasted ARE delicious)! I think if I ate pasta every night of the week I would be one (round) happy camper!

  7. You're absolutely right! I can totally look forward to making this on a weekday! Would definately hit the spot.

  8. Beautiful meal! I would love to have some shrimp myself right now! Pinned!

  9. Shrimp scampi is what I cooked to convert my husband from a shrimp hater to a shrimp lover when we first started dating! It's definitely a winner in our house =)

  10. This looks delicious! Shrimp scampi is one of my go to meals as well! Easy, simple, and delicious. Your recipe looks amazing :) Next time I will have to add white wine, I usually just add butter, seasonings, and lemon.

  11. Scrumptious dinner. You r making me hungry

  12. Great recipe for today!, Happy Shrimp Scampi Day Everyone!

  13. This looks delicious and company worthy! The mix of colors is eye catching and mouth watering. :) Wonderful that something so tasty can be so easy to make! Thanks.

    1. Where's the garlic? I've never seen a scampi recipe without garlic.

  14. Can't wait to try some of your pasta and shrimp recipes! They all look so scrumptious!


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