Shrimp Scampi: Ready In Less Than 15 minutes

Shrimp Scampi: It can be made in less than 15 minutes and enjoy this quick and delicious appetizer/light meal on your dinner table with your favorite pasta! Shrimp scampi is such a delicious and classic meal. It’s even better than an Italian restaurant Scampi! To make lower in carbs you can serve it with steamed cauliflower or zucchini noodles.

You can also make this Healthy Shrimp Scampi recipe by adding some veggies into it because traditionally it is made with lemon, pasta, butter, garlic. But I have seen that many people add extra butter to it even after the cooking is complete. So, to maintain a well-balanced diet you have to compromise butter. Yes, you can keep other ingredients like garlic, lemon, but the butter needs to be added in very low amount. and yes, at the end you can add red pepper flakes to your shrimp scampi.

Usually, the Shrimp Scampi cooking process starts by sauteing the shrimp with garlic in olive oil and butter, then we add some white wine to it, let the wine reduce while the shrimp cooks, and then finally we toss it with lemon juice, fresh parsley, and black pepper.

But if you want to avoid the wine then it’s totally fine you can add chicken broth if you wish. Even you can add fish broth but you know what Chicken broth has a much better flavor, however, if you wish you can use fish broth.

Shrimp Scampi

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

  • In a large pot of boil water and cook pasta as per the package instructions; drain well.
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
  • Cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in lemon juice and wine and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Lower the heat and stir in pasta, fresh parsley, and lemon zest.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

What to Serve with your Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi taste great when served over pasta, rice, garlic bread or steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini noodles.

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 1 16 ounce package pasta
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. On a large pot boil water and cook your pasta in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes until nearly tender. Drain.
  2. In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons olive oil with 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.
  3. Cook and stir garlic, onions, and red pepper flakes in the hot butter for 3 to 4 minutes and oil until onions are little brown.
  4. Season shrimp with black pepper and kosher salt, add to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until pink, stirring occasionally. Remove shrimp from heat and keep warm.
  5. Pour lemon juice and white wine into the skillet and bring to a boil. Melt 2 tablespoons butter and stir 2 tablespoons olive oil into butter mixture, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Now toss pasta, shrimp, and parsley in the butter mixture and season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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