Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe with Lemon

Juicy shrimp and pasta with a hint of lemon make this Easy Shrimp Scampi a big hit at the dinner table. It’s easy to make and with very little butter in the recipe, it’s pretty healthy too. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

easy shrimp scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi

I love a good pasta recipe. I mean, who doesn’t? This is right up there on one of my favorite easy pasta recipes, but I have a few others in mind that you might enjoy like this grilled salmon and tomatoes over linguini seafood pasta, my recipe for shrimp pasta with tomatoes and feta cheese, and this cold shrimp pasta salad

Shrimp Scampi with Lemon

This delicious lemon shrimp scampi was devoured by my family. I think that means, I’ll be making this again. I’m happy to oblige. It’s so easy to make, and with only a smidgen of butter, it’s pretty healthy.

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How do you make Shrimp Scampi?

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain
  2. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil
  3. Add shrimp, garlic, and green onions
  4. Cook until shrimp turns pink
  5. Add chicken broth
  6. Add lemon, lemon zest, and spices
  7. Cook for about 1 minute
  8. Add pasta to shrimp and broth
  9. Let the pasta soak up the juices for a bit
  10. Serve with more red pepper flakes, parsley, and bread

What vegetables go well with Shrimp Scampi?

  • peas, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, or corn

Here’s the recipe for you…

Shrimp Scampi

Light and Easy Lemon Shrimp Scampi

Delicious, and easy Shrimp Scampi
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 374cal
Author: Melissa


  • 1 lb. uncooked shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 green onions – sliced thin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley minced


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions
  • In a large nonstick skillet, over medium/high heat – heat the butter, and oil until melted
  • Add the shrimp, onions, and the garlic powder
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp has turned pink
  • Mix the boullion cube with hot water and add the chicken broth
  • Grate the skin of the lemon over the broth and shrimp mixture
  • Squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon into the broth
  • Add the pepper and salt, and optional pepper flakes
  • Cook for about 1 minute longer
  • Drain the pasta, and place in a large bowl
  • Add the shrimp mixture, and stir in
  • Let the pasta soak up some of the juices for a minute or two
  • Serve & Enjoy!


Any leftover shrimp scampi can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 374cal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 773IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg
Shrimp Scampi

This recipe was a recipe that I reviewed for Taste of Home this month. Find the original and more right here!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ivette

    My kid loved it ! So easy and simple !

    1. Melissa

      You made my day! I’m so happy they loved it! It’s one of my favorites. 😋 Thank you for coming back to rate it and let me know how it turned out. Have a wonderful day!