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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!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Ingredients

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

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe:

First, start your pasta water to boil in large pot.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

While that’s heating up, roughly chop some parsley. A sharp knife is a life-saver here!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Now grab some thick cut bacon.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

About a hunk of eight slices will do.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Once your water starts to boil, add one tablespoon of salt.

Linguine for Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Next add the bacon to a large, 12-inch skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Stir to arrange  in a mostly even layer.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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.

Cajun seasoning for Shrimp Scampi Pasta

I seasoned it with two tablespoons of  blackening seasoning. I highly recommend this seasoning, but you could also use cajun or creole seasoning.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Gently stir to evenly coat the shrimp.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

After about 7-10 minutes, your bacon should be browned and almost done.

At this point, drain off most of the excess fat.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

And return to the stove.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Add the shrimp and cook over medium to medium-high heat for one minute.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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).

Shrimp Scampi Sauce for Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Add 1/2 cup shrimp scampi sauce, one tablespoon lemon juice, and stir to combine. Finally, gently stir in the drained pasta.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Top with fresh chopped parsley and serve!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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!! :)

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Easy shrimp scampi pasta recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

PREP

  1. Put water on to boil for pasta.
  2. Chop parsley.
  3. Cut bacon into bite-size pieces.

DIRECTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stir in scampi sauce and lemon juice. Gently stir in drained pasta. Top with parsley and serve.

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24 Responses
  1. sanjay mishra

    Made this tonight and it was wonderful! HIt for the whole family and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bekky Baker

    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!

  3. Dom

    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!

  4. Hannah

    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!

  5. Haley F

    Amanda,
    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! :)

  6. Sherry Maghsoodloo

    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!

  7. Kim Honeycutt

    This sounds awesome!! I didn’t know there was such a thing as scampi finishing sauce…good to know!! Thanks!! Pinning this!!

  8. Paige B.

    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!

  9. Kate @ Babaganosh.org

    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

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