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shrimp scampi fettuccine on a plate with parsley and a fork.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe with Fettuccini

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe with Fettuccine is a 20 minute meal that will make you keep twirling your fork for another bite of the delicious lemon, garlic, olive oil and butter sauce wrapped in pasta and plump shrimp. It is calling you for dinner tonight!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp (peeled and devined)
  • 1 lb fettuccine pasta (or pasta of choice)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine (suggested: sauvignon blanc)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add desired pasta and cook to al dente package directions. 
  2. Prepare the shrimp- dry them with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. In a large skillet on medium-high heat add olive oil, butter, and chili flakes. Add garlic and saute until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and sauté until pink and slightly golden brown edges, 2-4 minutes depending on size. Do not overcook. 
  4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and white wine, simmer for 1 minute. Stir in parsley. 
  5. Before draining pasta add reserved pasta water to sauce and stir to combine. Drain pasta and toss in pan for 1 minute to combine the sauce and the pasta. Add lemon zest. Add more parsley as garnish, if desired. Serve hot! 
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: shrimp, pasta, lemon, shrimp scampi, fettuccine pasta, easy pasta recipe