Shrimp Scampi Pasta

[recipe servings=”4-6″ time=”30mins” difficulty=”Easy”]


  • 1 pound pasta, angel hair
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

[/recipe-ingredients] [recipe-directions]

  1. In a large pot, boil enough water for the pasta, usually 12-16 cups or enough to submerge the pasta. Add in a tbsp of salt and a tbsp of oil to the water. Once boiling, add in the pasta and let it cook, depending on your pasta, usually it’s about 8-10 minutes. While this is cooking we can go ahead and make our scampi sauce. Let it cook for about 5 minutes before starting the sauce.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the wine, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and bring to a simmer. Lower heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  4. Check on the pasta and it should be about finish. Turn off heat and drain the water.
  5. Add the shrimp into the sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp starts to turn orange about 2 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimps.
  6. Just before the shrimp turns completely orange. Quickly put in the pasta with the sauce and mix well.
  7. Stir in the basil and cheese. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve and Enjoy!


Shrimp Scampi Pasta is a very easy and simple pasta dish. It is usually fairly heavy on the butter with garlic. My favorite is to serve it over very nice and thin pasta such as angel hair. It’s also not only easy but very quick to make and something you can easily make after a long day of work. Overall, it taste great and I recommend it if you want a quick pasta dish and you had some shrimp/prawns.

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