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Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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I didn’t learn how to make shrimp scampi until I was in my early twenties. I just thought it was a delicacy you could only get at restaurants. I had no idea how easy it was to make at home! I’ve been making my Shrimp Scampi Pasta for years now, and as the years progress I keep finding ways to make it healthier. One of the ways I make my pasta healthier is buy using Dreamfields Pasta. Their healthy pasta recipe has fewer digestible carbs, about the same high fiber as whole wheat pasta, and it can help you manage your blood sugar. I’ve served this pasta to countless people and no one can tell the difference!
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Ove the years I’ve went from making Shrimp Scampi Pasta for only special occasions like Valentine’s day to entertaining with this main entree when all my family comes in town (about 15+). If you omit the broth and just use water for the cornstarch slurry (and of course omit the pasta) the shrimp scampi portion is gluten free! So it has always worked for me to make this dish when I entertain for my family since my cousin has a gluten allergy. I’ll dish hers up first (a nice hearty portion of shrimp is garlic-lemon wine sauce) and then continue to plate others on top of pasta. No need for me to have to make multiple meals to suit all needs.
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So if you haven’t thought about what you are doing for Valentine’s Day dinner tomorrow night you might want to consider this quick-and-easy Shrimp Scampi Pasta to impress the one you love! Oh and if you want to spice this up a little I’ve been known to add in a handful of chopped fresh spinach or even some grape tomatoes into the scampi sauce as it reduced down. Get creative!

Katie Original (republished from July 13, 2010)

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Looking for a quick and easy fancy dinner that will impress just about anyone? This Shrimp Scampi Pasta will not only impress the ones you love, but satisfy everyones craving for a rich shrimp scampi dish that is lighter on the waistline!


  • 1lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 package of Dreamfields Spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chicken/fish/vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Lemon wedge for garnish


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil (make sure you salt your water). Once the water comes to a boil put in the spaghetti. Cook until al dente (according to package).
  2. In a skillet, on medium heat add butter and olive oil cook until butter is melted (about 1 minute). Then add the lemon pepper seasoning, thinly sliced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cover and let this marry for a few minutes (5 minutes) (make sure that the butter and garlic do not burn)!
  3. Add white wine to the pan and stir. Let the wine cook out of the dish (about 5 minutes) then add shrimp. Cover and cook on medium for 2-3 minutes.
  4. While shrimp is cooking mix together teaspoon chicken stock with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Set to the side.
  5. Stir the shrimp, and then push them against the pan to create a hole. Turn the heat off on the stove burner. Whisk in cornstarch liquid mixture making sure that it doesn't get lumpy. Sprinkle half of the fresh parsley in the pan. Mix everything well. Remove the pan from the heat.
  6. Plate spaghetti and then generously dish out shrimp and sauce over pasta. Serve with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!


*If you omit the pasta and the stock using water instead for the cornstarch slurry this can be served as a Gluten Free dish.

Katie's Cucina Original Recipe Copyright 2013.
Disclaimer: I have a working relationship with Dreamfields pasta. I received pasta to create this recipe; however, I was not compensated. As always all opinions are my own. 

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22 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi Pasta”

  1. Simply Life posted on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm (#)

    oh yum, what a delicious meal!

  2. Katie posted on July 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm (#)

    Super easy, and much lighter than the restaurant dish!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted on February 13, 2013 at 7:40 am (#)

    I adore shrimp scampi!!

  4. Samantha posted on February 13, 2013 at 8:16 am (#)

    I’ve never made shrimp scampi but this has inspired me to do so! Great photo, Katie!

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Sam! Yes, you must give this recipe a try. P.s. I took these photos last month when I first starting to shoot on manual! 🙂

  5. ashley - baker by nature posted on February 13, 2013 at 9:18 am (#)

    Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite things in life! Yours looks lovely, and perfect for a special dinner.

  6. Angie @ Big Bear's Wife posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm (#)

    Pasta is so perfect for a crowd. I love making it when we have company! Shrimp Scampi being one of my favorites, get made a lot around here! Love the recipe!

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Angie I agree–perfect for entertaining!

  7. Jackie @ The Beeroness posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm (#)

    I loooove shrimp scampi. This looks perfect.

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Jackie!

  8. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm (#)

    My husband was just asking me to make shrimp scampi last week! Pinned to try soon!

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:31 am

      Jessica too funny! I hope you guys enjoy my “lighter” version!

  9. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm (#)

    Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite foods! This looks delicious!

  10. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:14 am (#)

    Shrimp scampi is so easy to make, but oh so tasty! I love using Dreamfields!

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Stephanie I agree on all three! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  11. Joanne posted on February 14, 2013 at 7:20 am (#)

    I’ve never made shrimp scampi at home either but your version sounds delicious and totally doable!

    • Katie replied on February 14th, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Joanne–it is so easy to make! You must give it a try!

  12. Patricia Fuller posted on February 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm (#)

    Did I read this recipe correctly that it calls for 2 sticks of butter?

    • Katie replied on February 15th, 2013 at 7:11 am

      Patricia–thanks for the catch! It was supposed to read 2 tablespoons of butter not sticks!

  13. Suzanne posted on February 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm (#)

    I love shrimp scampi! It has two of my favorite ingredients – garlic and lemon. Must try this Dreamfield pasta.

    • Katie replied on February 28th, 2013 at 7:43 am

      Yes! We love shrimp scampi in our house and I don’t feel as guilty when I use Dreamfields pasta!


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