Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe – simple to make, and takes little time as well – great for the days when the schedule is bursting with activities.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Shrimp and pasta

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Another great meal idea that we love is this Hawaiian Baked Chicken. But if pasta is what you crave, try this Chicken and Spinach Pasta Casserole.

One food which all of us like, is shrimp. My kids are really picky when it comes to fish and seafood, so shrimp is often our go-to – so we have it at least once every two weeks.

They love my Appetizer Garlic Shrimp as well as my Hot Shrimp Dip. Yet lately they are all about these Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Shrimp and Scampi

We all have different tastes, I know that. But, I think we can all agree that it’s THE KIDS that really have the different tastes.

Sometimes it’s a battle to prepare meals that will result in not one complaint from anyone. It’s like finding a unicorn.

A bowl filled with pasta and vegetables, with Shrimp and Garlic

When I make this Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe, I actually get cheers from the kids. And that is a huge feat in itself!

So I fully admit that after a few days of complaints and forks pushing around food with looks like I’m torturing them into a slow death – I make this recipe just to boost my own ego.

It’s the little things in life, am I right? …

A bowl of food on a plate, with Garlic and Seafood

Garlic Shrimp Scampi is very simple to make, and takes little time as well. So it fits well even for the days when the schedule is bursting with activities. Which seems to be and more often these days.

Yet this is also a heathy meal, and gives us those vitamins and nutrients that only seafood can give. Shrimp is such a winner in this house, especially when combined with much-loved pasta.

Just make sure to defrost and drain the shrimp ahead of time, and it can be made in minutes.

Also make sure to check out my Creamy Garlic Tuscan Shrimp recipe. It’s either served with pasta or it alone for a Keto friendly recipe!


Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe
A bowl of food on a plate, with Shrimp and Scampi

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe - simple to make, and takes little time as well - great for the days when the schedule is bursting with activities.


  • 8 oz pasta, I used angel hair
  • 1 lbs pre-cooked shrimp, deveined and peeled if needed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp basil or parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt/pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the pasta according to the box directions. Best to leave it al dente.
  2. In the meantime, melt the butter in medium/high heat. Add the shrimp and garlic, cook 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice and finish cooking the shrimp until it's pink, which will take about 2 minutes.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add it to a serving bowl. Stir in the olive oil, toss gently to coat {More olive oil may be needed}.
  4. Add the parmesan cheese.
  5. Pour the shrimp over the pasta and toss once more.
  6. Garnish with the basil or parsley and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 305mgSodium: 1036mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

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  1. yummy…i can’t wait to give this a try, simple to make and most likely it’s delicious

  2. I love how easy this is to make, with not too many ingredients yet it looks absolutely divine like it was ordered in a restaurant. My kids won’t eat shrimp but hubby and I would love this!

  3. This would also be very good made with spaghetti squash as well, think I am going to try that!!

  4. Yummy, I made something similar tonight but I didn’t have pasta so I used zucchini, tasty but not as pretty looking.

  5. This looks scrumptious , thanks for sharing the recipe , a must try , my hubby would love this 🙂 maybe a Valentines supper idea 🙂

  6. I love shrimp and angel hair pasta so the combination sounds wonderful and this looks so delicious!

  7. OMG!!! This is sooo goood I made this because I had leftover whole wheat pasta and I had no other sol sol is looking for recipe with items that I had and this one did not call for white wine so I gave it a try. I’m so happy I did. Thanks for this Excellent recipe.

  8. This recipe is so simple..I made it today and it’s absolutely delicious!
    Thank you so much..It’s a keeper and I will definitely make it on a regular basis! ????

  9. Absolutely delicious many thanks for your recipe !
    So simple and yet so very delicious! Thank you

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