Shrimp Scampi with Linguine


I have a passionate love affair with shrimp!

My love of shrimp started at a very young age. My grandparents would take me out for dinner on my birthday when I was a young girl. Every year I picked shrimp! Giant Jumbo Shrimp!

So when I saw this dish I knew I had to try it.

Shrimp Scampi is sublime. I don’t know how you can go wrong with plump juicy shrimp drowning in a pan full of garlic wine “butta”!!! (I know it’s a dream of mine! lol) 

What I love the most about this dish…besides the Shrimp…is that you have an elegant dish in a matter of minutes with a minimum amount of ingredients and work. Score!!!

Let’s Make Shrimp Scampi with Linguine!

Start by filling a pot with water and bringing it to a boil. This is for the Linguine. Once boiling… add your pasta and cook until al dente.

TIP: Try not to over cook it. You want al dente so it can soak up all the buttery goodness of this sauce.

Speaking of the sauce…it starts with the Shrimp!

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper, to your taste. In a large skillet heat the olive oil.  Add all those beautiful plump raw shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Then set aside on a plate.

Tip: Please do not over cook the shrimp. They didn’t do anything to you. You don’t want tough and rubbery shrimp.

I will be forced to make you to wear a T-shirt that say’s “I massacred Shrimp”. (Don’t make me go there!)

In the heated skillet add the garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half. It will take about 4-5 minutes.

Stir in your spices. Basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme. (I feel a song coming on…)  Allow that to simmer for another minute.

It’s time for the BUTTER!!! Add the butter 2 Tablespoons at a time, until melted and smooth. (Oh… it’s smooth! Those shrimp are gonna be sliding all over the place like little greased pigs sea urchins!) 

Do you notice the difference in the two pictures? After the butter is added you have a lovely rich buttery wine sauce. It’s so delicious!

Time to let those shrimp go swimming! Stir the shrimp into the delicious buttery lemon garlic sauce.  Add the chopped parsley and any additional salt and pepper to taste. 

Stir that all together(Yes I’m posting this picture again! I am a shrimp geek!)

Add your al dente linguine and gently toss.

Top with grated Parmesan cheese. I may have gone a tad heavy on the cheese…I didn’t want the Shrimp to get cold! ๐Ÿ˜‰  (Note to self…do not blog at lunch time!)

There you have it. The perfect Shrimp Scampi with Linguine! As good as you’ll get at Olive Garden or any fine Italian restaurant!

Serve this dish with thick slices of garlic bread and a big beautiful tossed green salad. It is absolutely mouth-watering good! Worth every single fat gram!

This dish was SO good that Mars and I were actually fighting over the left overs the next day for lunch! We decided to compromise and share. (pout) It was just as good the next day. Such a great seafood dish.

I hope if you’re a shrimp lover you’ll give this dish a try. It won’t disappoint. If you close your eyes while eating each delicious fork full you’ll think you’re in Italy!

Enjoy! The free printable recipe is below. Have a Fantastic weekend and remember to sign up for our FREE Newsletter and get all the latest recipes each and every week.

Mangia! From my Nest to Yours!









Yield: 4-6 servings

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

A delicious lemon white wine butter garlic sauce is loaded with fresh shrimp and tossed with al dente linguine and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. So smooth and flavorful and ready in minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 package Linguine



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook Linguine al dente per package instructions

Shrimp Scampi

  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  3. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in spices. Basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme.
  4. Stir in butter, 2 tablespoons at a time, until melted and smooth.
  5. Stir in shrimp and fresh chopped parsley; season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Stir in al dente pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 352 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 204mg Sodium: 896mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 20g
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  1. Nikki | 18th Feb 17

    We love Shrimp Scampi at my house! I haven’t made it in a while! You have inspired me! Have to give your recipe a try! I know anything you make is heavenly!

    • | 20th Feb 17

      Hi Nikki! Awww…you are so sweet! Thank you for the kind compliment. I know you’ll love it as much as we do! This is a really simple and delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try your Pork Chops too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by friend!

  2. Farrel | 6th Mar 17

    This looks amazing. I have some shrimp in the freezer, we catch shrimp in Alaska and I am always looking for good shrimp recipes. I can’t wait to try it.

    • | 6th Mar 17

      Wow! Shrimp from Alaska! That’s impressive ๐Ÿ™‚ You will love this recipe. It’s so yummy and so easy. Thanks for sharing with me. I can’t wait to hear how you like this recipe. Love making new friends…especially friends who love shrimp! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by my Nest! I’ll be waiting to hear back from ya!

  3. beverly tang | 12th Sep 17

    made this tonight and it was delicious, the only change I made was adding a whole stick of butter instead of half.

    • | 13th Sep 17

      Hi Beverly!
      Well in my opinion…you can never go wrong with more “butta”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish. Thanks for sharing with me. I hope you have a GREAT week! Please come back soon. I love visiting with friends.

  4. Debora MacKay | 1st Mar 18

    Super easy and very very good. Even husband was impressed, will be making for it again. Thank you

    • | 1st Mar 18

      Hi Debora!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment about this recipe! When we can impress the husband THAT’s the ultimate success! lol
      It’s one of my very favorite dishes! Makes me feel like I’m dinning at a 5 star restaurant. Have a wonderful week. Come back and visit with me again soon!
      Happy Nesting!

  5. Larry Lief | 29th Nov 18

    I made this tonight. My wife and I loved it. The only thing I did differently was to add sauted mushrooms and lemon zest. Thanks!

    • | 30th Nov 18

      Hi Larry!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to share with me! I love your additions to the dish! You can never go wrong with mushrooms and lemon zest! I hope you have a great week! Thanks again for stopping by!

  6. Crissy | 5th Dec 18

    This was so delicious! I only used a cup of wine and 8 oz linguine! Very yummy recipe, can’t wait to make this again!

    • | 5th Dec 18

      Hi Crissy!
      I’m so happy you liked this recipe! It’s one of my favorites too! I appreciate you reaching out and sharing. I know how busy we all are at this time of year so coming back to leave a comment always means a lot to me. I hope you have a wonderful week! Come back again soon!

  7. Claudia Wilson | 24th Jan 19

    Can I substitute something in place of white wine?

    • | 25th Jan 19

      Hi Claudia,

      This is a tough one…in my opinion white wine adds a specific flavor that is hard to duplicate with any other substitute. That said, I think you could substitute with chicken broth or white grape juice with vinegar. However, please know that I haven’t tried either of those so I can’t tell you how well it work. I’m not a drinker, at all, but I usually have cooking wine on hand just for the flavor it lends to dishes I’m making. I wish I could tell you for certain how well one or the other will work in this dish. Just keep in mind that Shrimp Scampi is basically a buttery garlic sauce so as long as you have those two elements you are good to go!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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