A large skillet with shrimp scampi and cooked linguine noodles.
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Shrimp Scampi Linguine

20-minute Shrimp Scampi with linguine, covered in a lemon butter sauce that will have you licking your plate clean!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 637kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 1 pound linguine noodles , white or wheat
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp , about 20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves , chopped
  • zest from 1/2 of a large lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice , about 2 lemons
  • 1/2 lemon , thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • crushed red pepper flakes , to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a little bit of oil and salt to the boiling water and cook the linguine according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Add the butter and olive oil to an extra-large skillet over medium-low. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, being careful not to burn it. 
  • Add the shrimp and sauté just until they turn pink, about 4-5 minutes, tossing often.
  • Remove from the heat and add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Toss to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the noodles to the sauté pan. 
  • Top with fresh parmesan cheese and toss everything gently to combine. Serve.



Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 872IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 4mg