If you love shrimp, then you are going to love this quick and easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe. Ready in about 10 minutes, you have no excuses not to make this super simple and healthy dinner idea. The lemon and garlic combined with the Parmesan make this the perfect combination for an easy yet delicious Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

I’ve decided to attempt to bring you more recipes for healthier food.  It is time for me to start taking a little bit more time to enjoy some healthier food and share them with you.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive to be healthy and delicious. This Lemon Shrimp Scampi Recipe proves that. In less time than you can get take out, this recipe can be cooked and on the table in just minutes!

Life is busy and hectic but meal times don’t have to be! This recipe is  incredibly simple. It also tastes amazing the next day. We don’t always have left overs but when we do, I love to have it for lunch the next day. So yummy!

With just a few ingredients and about 10 minutes you can have an enjoyable and healthy dinner ready to eat. Now a huge time and money saver is to buy frozen shrimp in bulk.

You can easily buy it at your grocery store or bulk foods store. Just make sure you thaw it before you start you recipe.

Another thing that saves me time is one of these lemon squeezers. It makes it really simple to get all the juice out of the lemon and works so well. You certainly don’t need one but it saves time! I also use one for Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi. So handy!

Ingredients you need for Lemon Shrimp Scampi Recipe:

  • butter (or coconut oil)
  • shrimp (not frozen, needs to be thawed)
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic salt
  • lemon, freshly squeezed
  • chicken broth (or you can use water)
  • fresh parsley
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • angel hair pasta

How to make Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe:

  1. In a large pot of boiling water cook angel hair (or spaghetti) pasta according to directions.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add shrimp, salt and pepper, garlic salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until the shrimp turns pink. About 2-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth (you can use water). Bring to a simmer.
  5. Stir in fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.
  6. Toss with angel hair pasta and garnish with more parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

You will love this easy Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Butter Sauce!

Cooking with Shrimp doesn’t have to be complicated. Take a few minutes and try this Lemony Shrimp Scampi today and see how much your family falls in love too. Make sure you come back and leave a comment with how your family loved it.

If you enjoy this recipe, give this easy Best Blackened Salmon Recipe a try. Even my family that does not like fish loves this salmon recipe. It’s so quick to make and comes together in just minutes. Both of these recipes are perfect for those nights when you have very little time for dinner but want to stick to a healthy plan.

This Shrimp Scampi is good by itself or serve it with Grilled Broccoli or Grilled Green Beans for extra veggies!  I have found that if I eat extra veggies it really can bulk up a meal and make me feel more full. This has really helped me eat healthier. Plus, the veggies just taste better when they are grilled!

Now, if you aren’t trying to be healthy….it’s also amazing with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits!  

We also make Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi and it’s out of this world! Shrimp is so tasty and cooks quickly. It’s the perfect meal to throw together when you don’t have a lot of time.

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

4.96 from 23 votes
You are going to love this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe. Lemon shrimp scampi recipe is ready in just 10 minutes! Garlic shrimp scampi recipe is one of our favorite shrimp recipes.Try this simple and quick recipe today for a healthy meal idea!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 387
Author Carrie Barnard

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1 lb shrimp (not frozen, needs to be thawed)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (or you can use water)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling water cook angel hair (or spaghetti) pasta according to directions.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add shrimp, salt and pepper, garlic salt. Cook, stirring occasionally until the shrimp turns pink. About 2-4 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth (you can use water). Bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.
  • Toss with angel hair pasta and garnish with more parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

Tip: Serve with a side vegetable like broccoli or green beans. I find when eating healthier if I pair my main course with a side vegetable it helps to make me feel full quicker. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 387kcal, Carbohydrates 45g, Protein 31g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 300mg, Sodium 2689mg, Potassium 290mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 345IU, Vitamin C 21.6mg, Calcium 186mg, Iron 3.5mg

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  1. Made this. Thought 1 tbs of garlic salt was a “bit” too much, but I followed the recipe. Oh my god, what a salty waste of good shrimp. This HAS to be a typo. Someone will die of high blood pressure eating this. Please adjust this recipe.

  2. This recipe was super easy but I did add a few ingredients of my own. Fresh chopped garlic & shallots when I was sautéing the shrimp. Then when I added the pasta and tossed I added some fresh baby spinach put the lid back on for a minute then tossed again which all was now cooked together and ready to be served. It was outrageous.

  3. 5 stars
    so good. no need to dine out for this dish ever again. always making from home. best ever.

  4. I love this light meal plus added bonus it’s made with shrimp but would be awesome with chicken if you don’t like shrimp. It’s a quick meal to make & all you need is a salad & some garlic bread & dinner is done.

  5. 5 stars
    This is more like a 10* recipe. I love the video, the ease of making it and the flavor is wonderful. A weekly favorite of ours.

  6. 5 stars
    You have awesome recipes. I have tried the Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi and love the light and flavorful taste and ease of the recipe! Thank you for having recipes so tasty and come together so quickly!

  7. 5 stars
    Great recipe!! Easy to make and takes no time at all to get on the table. Good week night meal.

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