This Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is a flavorful and refreshing meal that will have you feeling like you’re dining at a world renowned restaurant!

For another easy and delicious shrimp recipe, be sure to try my Blackened Shrimp!

A gray pasta bowl filled with linguine noodles topped with red pepper flakes and cooked pink shrimp.

I love seafood recipes! Give me all the coconut shrimp, tilapia cakes, and salmon burgers! Oh, and broiled lobster tails dipped in melted butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. YUM!

You know what’s crazy, seafood and fish recipes are really easy to make. In fact, fish cooks very quickly, so that’s a major bonus. (In my opinion).


Shrimp Scampi with Linguine ingredients on a white background: parsley, shrimp, lemons, garlic, linguine noodles, butter, and pepper.

You need only a few simple ingredients for this quick 20 minute dinner recipe.

  • Linguini
  • Shrimp, deveined and shells removed
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Freshly chopped parsley

How to make Shrimp Scampi

Begin by boiling salted water. Place the linguini in the water and cook until al dente.

Meanwhile, in a skillet melt the butter. Add the olive oil, minced garlic, and salt to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute.

Place the shrimp in the skillet and cook until both sides are pink, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Once the shrimp is cooked, stir in the chopped parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.

Pro tip: if you want this dish to have more heat and kick to it, add 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes.

Stir in the cooked (and drained) linguini noodles. Serve immediately!

This recipe has the perfect touch of garlic and lemon flavor. Serve this the next time you have guests for dinner and they will be licking their plates clean, asking for seconds, and begging you to share the recipe. ❤️

Four photos showing how to make Shrimp Scampi with Linguine, top left is skillet with raw shrimp in it, top right image is pink cooked shrimp in a skillet, bottom left photo is cooked shrimp topped with fresh parsley, bottom right image is linguine noodles overtop shrimp that's in a skillet.

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

A light and refreshing meal that will have you feeling like you’re dining at a world renowned restaurant!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings



  • 12 oz linguini
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Shrimp Scampi

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic - minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes - depending on how much heat you want
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • In a large pot over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Once boiling add the kosher salt. Place linguini in the pot and cook according to package directions or until al dente. 
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter. Add the olive oil, garlic, and salt. Cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turns pink and is no longer translucent, about 6 minutes. (3-4 minutes per side).
  • Remove from heat. Add the parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Stir to combine. 
  • When pasta is finished cooking, drain. Add the pasta noodles to the shrimp and lemon mixture. Toss to coat. Garnish with additional parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. 


Recipe Source: adapted from Food Network


Calories: 399kcal (20%)Carbohydrates: 43g (14%)Protein: 23g (46%)Fat: 14g (22%)Saturated Fat: 5g (25%)Cholesterol: 210mg (70%)Sodium: 2258mg (94%)Potassium: 211mg (6%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 445IU (9%)Vitamin C: 10.8mg (13%)Calcium: 130mg (13%)Iron: 2.5mg (14%)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
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