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Greek Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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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


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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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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: Greek Shrimp Scampi

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  1. Theresa A from Tulsa

    I will definitely try the shrimp scampi with LOL s Saute Express, Will try the Garlic and Herb and the Lemon Pepper!! Yum!!

  2. Nichole Spencer

    “What would you make with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter?”
    I would make a stir fry using chicken or steak with onions, peppers, grated carrots, and corn. I’d brown the meat but not cook it througly, then I’d put the saute starter in the pan and I’d add all my veggies, then add the meat back in to finish it off with just a bit of worcestershire or soy sauce and then pile it all on rice when it was finished!

  3. Margot C

    I want to use the savory butter and olive oil one on a slab of salmon (in the beautiful pan!) then make tostadas with arugula, some Havarti and an avocado sauce.

  4. Karen

    I like to mix sweet and savory for dinner, love to experiment with thinks like cranberry sauce on a steak sandwich and adding sauteed apples to chicken dishes is always good!

  5. Kim C.

    I would use the Garlic and Herb Sauté Express as a wash for biscuits to top a casserole or to make really good breakfast or brunch sandwiches.

  6. Susanne

    Recently I turned our tried and true Greek pasta into a soup using chicken broth and a splash of cream. It turned out great!

  7. Becky

    Twist on the classic meatloaf… saute onions and mushrooms in garlic and herb saute starter and smother the meatloaf 10 minutes before it’s done cooking with the veggies and then top with cheese.

  8. Kyla

    I would use it in mashed potatoes. It’s always a bit of a pain to roast garlic or at least mince it for mashed potatoes, so it would be nice to have it all incorporated into the butter already. Sounds yummy!

  9. Suze from OR

    Grilled Halibut or stuffed Dover Sole with white wine, lemon, butter, Saute Starter sauce and sauted veggies, rice pilaf. YUM!

  10. Francesca

    This meal looks absolutely fantastic! We loooove shrimp scampi.

    We also love alfredo sauce…so, a new take would be to use the garlic and herb (or Italian herb) saute starter instead of plain butter. I’d probably toss some shrimp in for good measure. I usually top by boyfriend’s with chicken, but we’re eating less meat…so shrimp it is.

    This is making me hungry…and I just ate. 🙂

  11. DianaAnderson

    Spaghetti has always been a go-to here, but I have a friend who just introduced me to spaghetti pizza. You can use leftover noodles and sauce and you put inside a homemade garlic bread of sorts and eat it like a sandwich. It’s fancier than I type it here, but I intend on trying it!

  12. Emily M.

    Garlic and herb saute express would make a great start for chicken marsala.


    Or, a variation of shrimp bob (a great shrimp pasta from a local restaurant).

  13. Malissa W

    The shrimp scampi looks great! I would use it for that OR use it to make pantry pasta with a lot of artichoke hearts, pine nuts, and white wine. Thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Christina

    I’d try the garlic and herb to cook some chicken and make a garlic chicken pizza for our Friday pizza night. Yum, chicken pizza!

  15. Nycole K.

    This recipe WOULD be my new twist on scampi!
    Adding feta and some veggies is perfect to make it new and even more flavorful!
    Oh, and some really good garlic twists!

  16. Emily

    I’m always trying to figure out new ways to prepare chicken and I think these flavors would help bring a twist to my tired chicken! So I’d use all of the flavors (separately of course) in sauteing my chicken 🙂