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Garlicky Shrimp Scampi with Herb Pasta

Garlicky shrimp scampi served on a bed of buttery herb pasta is very easy to make.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: pasta, Seafood, skillet dinners
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic, herb pasta, shrimp scampi
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 821kcal


  • 16 oz linguine
  • 1 lb raw shrimp cleaned and deveined
  • 3 large cloves garlic finely minced (see NOTES)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper black may be subbed
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley reserve a little bit for garmish if you like
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Cook linguine per package directions; drain and place in a large pot; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil, butter, garlic. salt, pepper, oregano and pepper flakes over medium-low heat. Cook until the garlic becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes, but don't allow the garlic to burn.
  • Add ONE HALF[ of the sauce to the linguine and toss to coat.
  • Return skillet with the remaining sauce to the stove and heat over medium heat.
  • Place the shrimp and cook until it turns pink, about 5-8 minutes. Add the lemon juice and toss to coat.
  • Add the chopped parsley and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately over the pasta and top each serving with 2 tbs of the shredded parmesan cheese.


Use less garlic if you prefer a less-intense flavor.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 821kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 1666mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 4mg