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Shrimp Scampi Linguine served on a table with a lemon on the side

Easy Shrimp Linguine Recipe

Shrimp Linguine is a classic garlic butter shrimp pasta that's easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients!
Course Main, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American/Italian
Keyword shrimp inguine recipe, shrimp linguine, shrimp recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 688kcal


  • Skillet
  • Pasta pot


  • 1 pound linguine pasta
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined*, see notes for frozen shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • cup white wine* Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • A few sprigs of parsley finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons butter optional
  • Red pepper flakes optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet and sauté the onions until translucent.
    3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 onion
    Sauteeing onion and garlic
  • Add shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, and wine, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure all shrimp is pink on both sides. Stir in parsley and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Remove the skillet from heat.
    1 pound large shrimp, 2 garlic cloves, ⅓ cup white wine*, the juice of 1 lemon
    Cooking shrimp with onion and garlic
  • Cook the linguine in a large pan with salted boiling water. Cook until it is still slightly hard to chew (al dente), which is about 2-3 minutes less than the cooking time on the pasta box. Drain the linguine in a colander and add the pasta to the shrimp scampi in the skillet. Add the butter. Mix everything over low heat for 1-2 minutes.
    1 pound linguine pasta, 1 Tablespoons butter
    Pasta in pan with shrimp scampi
  • Reserve approximately 1 cup of the pasta water. If you want your scampi sauce to be a bit more creamy and saucy, add approximately ½ cup at a time to the pasta and stir until creamy. Finally, serve immediately. Add more fresh pepper and parsley, if desired. Garnish with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
    salt and pepper, A few sprigs of parsley, Red pepper flakes
    Shrimp Scampi Linguine served in white plates with a glass of wine and a lemon on a side


  • Instead of wine you can use chicken broth.
  • You can top the linguine with Parmesan cheese.
  • Elevate this dish by swapping out shrimp for prawns! Garlic butter prawns are delicious.
  • We recommend a good quality wine like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, or a Riesling for pairing and cooking with this recipe.
  • Reserve 1 cup of pasta water to add to the scampi sauce if a more creamy texture is desired. 


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 917mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 4mg