I’m so excited to share this delicious, simple Shrimp Scampi Pasta recipe with you today. It’s made with shrimp, bacon, garlic, a hint of lemon, fresh herbs, and soft angel hair pasta swimming in a creamy, buttery shrimp scampi sauce. It’s one of our favorite shrimp recipes!
This shrimp scampi pasta is packed with flavor, looks and tastes super impressive, but is very simple to make. We made this shrimp scampi pasta recipe for our neighbors last week and they couldn’t stop raving about it. The shrimp and bacon are cooked perfectly in this recipe, making it one of my favorite pasta recipes to serve to guests.
Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Angel hair pasta, lemon juice, garlic, blackening seasoning, crushed red pepper, parsley, shrimp, bacon, chicken broth, petite diced tomatoes, and scampi sauce.
Can you make shrimp scampi without wine?
Absolutely! There is no alcohol in this Shrimp Scampi Pasta recipe.
Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe:
First, start your pasta water to boil in large pot.
While that’s heating up, roughly chop some parsley. A sharp knife is a life-saver here!
Now grab some thick cut bacon.
About a hunk of eight slices will do.
And chop them into bite-sizes pieces. You could also just use kitchen shears to cut them directly into the pan, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Once your water starts to boil, add one tablespoon of salt.
Linguine Or Angel Hair Pasta?
I used angel hair pasta, but you can definitely use linguine if you prefer!
Add 8 ounces (about 1/2 box) of angel hair pasta to the boiling water. Cook for about 4-5 minutes according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Next add the bacon to a large, 12-inch skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Stir to arrange in a mostly even layer.
The bacon’s going to cook for about 7-10 minutes, so meanwhile we’ll prep the shrimp. You’ll need one pound of fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed.
I seasoned it with two tablespoons of blackening seasoning. I highly recommend this seasoning, but you could also use cajun or creole seasoning.
Gently stir to evenly coat the shrimp.
After about 7-10 minutes, your bacon should be browned and almost done.
At this point, drain off most of the excess fat.
And return to the stove.
Add the shrimp and cook over medium to medium-high heat for one minute.
Add the drained tomatoes, 3.4 cup chicken broth, 2-3 cloves minced garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp just starts to turn opaque.
Shrimp Scampi Sauce
Finally we’ll add the shrimp scampi sauce. I use this Publix brand scampi sauce found in the seafood section (refrigerated).
But if you don’t have a Publix near you, you can use this McCormick Scampi Sauce. It’s on the same aisle as the ketchup and BBQ sauce, near the cocktail sauce. Just be sure to shake it really, really well before using.
Add 1/2 cup shrimp scampi sauce, one tablespoon lemon juice, and stir to combine. Finally, gently stir in the drained pasta.
Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve!
We love this simple, fresh shrimp scampi pasta. The leftovers are even better the next day!! Hope you love this shrimp scampi pasta recipe as much as we do!! :)Print
Shrimp Scampi Pasta
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
- Category: Pasta
- Cuisine: Seafood
Easy shrimp scampi pasta recipe.
- 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 8 slices thick-cut bacon
- 8 oz angel hair pasta
- 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
- 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
- 1 cup petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2-3 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/2 cup scampi sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Put water on to boil for pasta.
- Chop parsley.
- Cut bacon into bite-size pieces.
- Cook bacon in a large, 12-inch skillet over medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until almost done, about 7-10 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
- Evenly coat shrimp with blackening seasonings and add to bacon. Cook one minute. Stir in tomatoes, broth, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook for 2-3 minutse, or just until shrimp turn opaque.
- Stir in scampi sauce and lemon juice. Gently stir in drained pasta. Top with parsley and serve.
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In reference to the shrimp scampi, when you add the shrimp, is it raw or boiled ?
Made this tonight and it was wonderful! HIt for the whole family and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!
I made this tonight and oh. my. god. It was amazing!! It was so easy to make, and the flavors all came together wonderfully. I will say that I did omit the red pepper flakes only because while I like spice, I was afraid that it might overpower the dish. I’m glad I did because for me, the blackened seasoning was the perfect amount of spice. But again, that’s just my preference.
Do you possibly have the nutritional value on this?
Thanks again! I will definitely be coming back for more!
Can I use pre-cooked shrimp in this recipe?
AMAZING. Not that I’m surprised. You guys are my go-to for recipes. This one was delicious and probably ruined restaurant-bought scampi for me forever. YUM!
Made this for dinner tonight and it was so amazing!! I couldn’t find the scampi finishing sauce anywhere so I used Lawry ‘ s Mediterranean white wine & garlic marinade and sauce, then finished it off with a little heavy cream. I also added a little extra garlic because I love garlic!! I love all your recipes, and this one is another winner. My husband doesn’t love shrimp, but the bacon in this dish earned rave review from him even with the shrimp. Yum, yum, yum, thanks again for sharing your amazing palette!
That looks amazing!!!! I need this pasta in my life ASAP!!!
I remember you mentioning a list of regular dinner options you keep up with in a spreadsheet. I don’t remember you ever putting the details of that in a blog post. Is that something you could do?
I’m like way struggling with dinner ideas and my family is really tired of the same ole spaghetti or taco routine… Help! :)
I don’t have a spreadsheet, but I do have a post with 6 weeks of our favorite dinners:
What’s for Dinner? 6 Weeks of Ideas
Hope this helps! :)
Love, love, love!!
Oh my gosh you put bacon in it. I think I’m in love! This needs to happen – pinned!
Love pasta dishes and bacon and shrimp that throws it over the top for me. Pinned!
I am loving all of these decadent flavors. We’re on a shrimp kick lately!!
Nice recipe, but I would prefer to make my own finishing sauce. Do you have a recipe for that?
Cajun flavors, bacon, butter, shrimp. You put so many of my favorite things into one pot Amanda!
Easy and so pretty! This needs to happen soon!
I would love that for dinner one night this week! Putting it on my list!
Amanda, this is a great recipe. Thank you for sharing, I’m going to make this dish for my brother who is a big shrimp lover when we go to orange beach this weekend! We live in Auburn and hubby teaches in industrial engineering. Go Tigers!
This sounds awesome!! I didn’t know there was such a thing as scampi finishing sauce…good to know!! Thanks!! Pinning this!!
Saw this yummy looking recipe this morning and made for dinner tonight!! It was delicious with a little kick of spice. I added just a small amount of whipping cream to thicken up the sauce a bit. Everybody loved!
Looks really good! I did not know about the scampi finishing sauce! I bet it gives the dish that extra awesome flavor that no one will be able to put a finger on… and if you didn’t have a blog you could probably innocently shrug and just say that it’s your own special recipe :) But you gave away your secret hehe
Love the looks of this easy meal!