Simple Shrimp Scampi

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 31, 2023
This is an extremely easy recipe designed to impress your guests. It can serve as an appetizer for a large feast or a main course for a light meal. —Lisa Boehm, Deepwater, Missouri


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 5 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Optional: Lemon wedges and minced parsley


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the shrimp, lemon pepper and garlic powder; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 5-8 minutes. Transfer to individual serving dishes. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and parsley.
Easy Shrimp Scampi Tips

What else can you put in Easy Shrimp Scampi?

You can make this recipe a little more traditional by deglazing the pan with 1/3 cup dry white wine (think pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc) or chicken broth and fresh lemon juice after you remove the shrimp. Simmer until slightly reduced and pour over the shrimp. And don’t forget to pass the freshly grated Parm!

What can you serve with Easy Shrimp Scampi?

You can serve Easy Shrimp Scampi with any kind of hot cooked pasta. Then round out the meal with garlic bread, a fresh veggie salad and tiramisu.

How long will leftover Easy Shrimp Scampi last?

Leftover Easy Shrimp Scampi (if there is any!) will last 3-4 days when refrigerated in an airtight container.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

about 12 shrimp: 335 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.