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Easy Shrimp Scampi Pasta

30-minute easy shrimp scampi pasta for the busy weeknight dinner! If you have frozen shrimp, thaw them while pasta water is coming to a boil.


  • 8 oz linguini pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4-6 medium garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ cup chicken broth, or pasta water
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • To cook pasta: bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dante, about 8 minutes.
  • To cook shrimp: meanwhile, heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat.
  • Once shimmering, add shrimp in one layer and cook until opaque and just cooked through, about 2 minutes, turning half way through.
  • Remove onto a clean plate and cover to keep warm.
  • To make the sauce: reduce the heat to medium low and melt 1 tablespoon of butter in now empty skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds, stirring frequently.
  • Add chicken broth (or pasta water) and lemon juice and cook until reduced by half, about 4 minutes.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and stir to melt. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add shrimp and pasta and toss to combine.
  • Stir in parsley and serve immediately.
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