Greek Shrimp Scampi Recipe

5 from 2 votes

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This Greek Shrimp Scampi Recipe is a twist on a traditional classic. Sauteed shrimp with lemon, artichoke, and feta all over angel hair pasta!

I made a super awesome and deliciously easy dinner incorporating some of my favorite things: pasta, shrimp, lemon, garlic, and herbs. It clearly doesn’t take much to keep my tummy happy. This Shrimp Scampi Recipe can be done and ready to go in about 30 minutes, if not less. Shrimp is one of the fastest proteins to cook and angel hair pasta is also a speedy Gonzales ingredient to whip up. So what are you waiting for?

Shrimp Scampi Recipe on a plate

Shrimp Scampi Recipe Ingredients

The ingredients needed for this Shrimp Scampi Recipe are simple ones, all packed full of flavor! Here’s what you need:

  • Angel Hair Pasta – this pasta cooks up super fast so make sure you set a timer for it. You can also use linguine noodles for this recipe.
  • Garlic and Herb Saute Express Starter – you can find this at your local grocery store in a purple box (this is what it looks like). Alternatively, you can use a mixture of butter, olive oil, and herbs to saute as well.
  • Onions and Shrimp – both of these are sauteed in the garlic herb mix! So good and so flavorful! Be sure to clean and devein the shrimp before cooking.
  • Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes – I used marinated artichoke hearts and cut up some fresh tomatoes. But you could always switch out fresh tomatoes for sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Lemon Juice and Lemon Slices – lemon juice brightens this recipe while lemon slices are for show and are optional.
  • Heavy Cream – I would recommend sticking to heavy cream and not half & half for this recipe. It’s thicker and yields a better sauce.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste!
  • Feta Cheese – Costco sells feta cheese for a good price! Perfectly Greek and scrumptious!
  • Parsley – used as an optional garnish!

Cooking shrimp

Variations

Make this shrimp scampi recipe your own by switching out different ingredients and customizing to your heart’s desire. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

  • Protein: try switching out shrimp for scallops, crab, or lobster for a different type of flavor!
  • Veggies: take some Greek ingredient pointers from this Greek Salad. Cucumbers, olives, and red onions are all staples.
  • Artichoke: if you don’t like artichoke but are still looking for a healthy green, consider spinach!

Close up of shrimp scampi recipe

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe really is an easy one! Boil pasta, saute onions and shrimp, then toss with all the other ingredients. For full details see the recipe card down below.

  1. Get your water boiling and your pasta cooking. Then grab your Garlic & Herb Sauté Express® Sauté Starter and get it melting in a big skillet with high sides. Be sure to melt the squares over medium heat.
  2. Anyways, you’re going to want to cook your onions down and then add in your shrimp until pink and cooked through!
  3. To avoid overcooking, remove from the heat and then add in your artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, cooked pasta, and cream.
  4. Toss it all together, top with feta cheese and parsley and that’s dinnah!

It’s easy, tangy, creamy, and light! Perfect for spring and easy enough for the humongously pregnant to pull off. Virtual high fives for that!

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The printable recipe card is below 🙂

5 from 2 votes

Greek Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Greek Shrimp Scampi Recipe is a twist on a traditional classic. Sauteed shrimp with lemon, artichoke, and feta all over angel hair pasta!
servings 4 serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb angel hair pasta
  • 6 cubes Garlic & Herb Saute Express Saute Starter
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 lb peeled & deveined shrimp tails removed
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • lemon slices
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, melt Garlic and Herb Saute Express Saute Starter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp and cook until pink, another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in artichoke hearts, tomatoes, lemon juice, cream, lemon slices, salt, pepper and cooked pasta. Toss to coat pasta in sauce.
  • Top with feta cheese and parsley. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1056IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: greek
Keyword: shrimp scampi recipe

 

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137 Responses
  1. Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen

    An idea for a twist… instead of having chicken ceaser salad you can turn it into a sandwich! It’s delicious!

  2. Sabrina

    I would use the Italian Herb sauce and cook a bunch of chicken. Use some for a salad and some for a chicken salad sandwich!

  3. Sarah L

    This looks good. I’d like to give this recipe a try. I’d also like to try using the Italian Herb Saute Starter with chicken for a simple pasta dish.

  4. Jenny Hartin

    I love to make lemon spaghetti – with lemon zest, butter, garlic – but I could use one of the saute starter’s to cut some time.

  5. Lisa

    I finally saw the Saute Express in my grocery store last week. I think it would be great to just saute some chicken or use it with some vegetables.

  6. Priscilla

    I have made lots of chicken over the last few weeks with the herb and garlic saute starter. So good! Lately I’ve been adding more veggies to it too. Yum!!

  7. Jessica M

    I make a lemony pasta toss and I think sauteing the chicken in the lemon pepper flavor would add such an extra boost to my dish!!

  8. Camille

    Last week I needed an easy potato side dish. I quartered Yukon gold potatoes and put two of the Savory Butter and Olive Oil starters on top. I roasted and stirred occasionally. So delicious and now that I am thinking about them I think I will do it again tonight with asparagus. I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

  9. Abby

    My husband and I are all about one pot skillet-style meals. The Saute Express flavors would be so easy to stir in anything from pasta to yummy stir-fry!

  10. Yvette Novak

    I would make my Broccoli Chicken Fettucine, using the Garlic and Herb Saute
    Starter. I think it would be amazing!

  11. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    Omg yes, I love the idea someone up above left to use one of the starters with potatoes! I would be the hero of brunch if I made garlic & herb sauteed potatoes with that 🙂

  12. Jeffrey

    I would use the Garlic and Herb Saute Express to create a twist on my homemade Mac and Cheese, adding some sauted chicken.

  13. Rebecca

    I would love to use the Garlic an Herb Saute Express to brown the battered slices of eggplant in Eggplant Parmesan. Yummy!

  14. Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    Do you think the garlic herb could be melted over bread? If that’s a possibility, I’d DEFINITELY make that!

  15. Amy Tong

    I would definitely use the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter to make your Greek Shrimp Scampi recipe. How delicious. You’ve got all my favorite ingredients in this recipe. Yay!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  16. Treya

    Oooh instead of lightly pan frying some chicken in olive oil for my salads, I can totally use these! While I may love chicken in garlic, onions, red pepper flakes, and paprika, it gets a little old. Hmmmm I might have to go to the store now!