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A blue bowl filled with shrimp scampi with a red napkin in the background

Easy Shrimp Scampi

This easy shrimp scampi has chunky vegetables and the perfect blend of flavors. Very hearty and satisfying!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy shrimp scampi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 433kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions medium, chopped in chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 10 ounces portabella mushrooms sliced
  • 4 teaspoons garlic paste or 4 cloves, minced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 pound pasta I used penne
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon Pepper or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


  • Boil the salted water before you start the recipe.  Add the pasta once you start sautéeing the vegetables so they will be done at the same time
  • Heat a heavy sauté pan or wok on medium heat and add oil
  • Add onions and bell pepper and sauté for 10 minutes
  • Add mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add butter and allow to melt
  • Add shrimp to vegetable mixture and stand there stirring every few minutes until shrimp becomes pink and opaque (5 minutes)
  • Add drained pasta to shrimp and vegetable mixture.  Stir to mix, add a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese
  • Plate
  • Eat
  • Enjoy


Tips for making Easy Shrimp Scampi
  • Start boiling the salted water at least 10 minutes before you start making this meal.  Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta and start on the vegetables
  • Chunk the vegetables instead of dicing as it makes for a heartier dish
  • Butter is key so don’t skimp, use the full stick of butter
  • Use raw shrimp, not pre-cooked
  • Stand at the sauté pan as you cook the shrimp as it only takes five minutes and is easy to overcook
  • Once the shrimp is opaque, it is done
  • Use a pasta with some bite like penne instead of linguini


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 24.2mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.2mg