Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Super Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe is simmered in a buttery lemon and garlic sauce and ready in under 15 minutes. Use to top freshly cooked pasta, rice or spiralized veggies for an easy weeknight dinner.

Buttery Shrimp Scampi with parsley on toppinterestI’m back again with this easy weeknight dinner! This time I’m teaming up with Land O’Lakes to share another quick-cooking recipe using Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time!

Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe

One of my favorite proteins to work with is shrimp, because it’s so quick to cook. This recipe is no different.

Since shrimp only take a few minutes to fully cook, you want to be cautious to not overcook the shrimp, as they can become rubbery and tough to chew.

Ingredients Needed

Grab these ingredients and have everything prepped and ready to go. You don’t want to be trying to find a lemon while the shrimp are cooking away- it goes so fast!

  • Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt – I love the combination of olive oil with the butter. The butter doesn’t brown too quickly over high heat.
  • Garlic 
  • Large Uncooked Shrimp – you can leave the tails on or take them off
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chicken Broth – or you can use white wine if desired
  • Lemon Juice
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Freshly Chopped Parsley

If you’re planning to serve over freshly cooked pasta, I would recommend a quick-cooking pasta like angel hair.

PRO TIP: Get the pasta started before you cook the shrimp. You can toss the pasta right into the skillet of buttery shrimp scampi as soon as it’s done.

Land O Lakes Butter

How To Make It

Start by tossing a couple tablespoons of Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt into a hot skillet, then add in the garlic and cook, until fragrant.

Next add in the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook on one side, for just a few minutes, until the shrimp are lightly browned and start to curl in on themselves.

Flip the shrimp over and add in the chicken broth, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until the shrimp are fully cooked.

Finally, add in one more tablespoon of Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt and let it melt into the sauce. Remove from heat and stir in the fresh parsley.

Skillet full of shrimp scampi in butter sauce

What To Serve With It

Besides serving over freshly cooked pasta, which I mentioned earlier, this delicious Shrimp Scampi is also great over rice, spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles (for a low-carb option).

Here are some great sides to make this dish a complete meal…

Easy Shrimp Scampi in lemon butter sauce

More Shrimp Recipes To Try

Check out these quick-cooking shrimp recipes too!

You’re going to love how quickly this recipe comes together!

Buttery Shrimp Scampi with parsley on top
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Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Buttery, tender Shrimp Scampi in a light lemon and garlic sauce. Serve over fresh pasta, rice or zucchini noodles.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 3 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. large, uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped


  • Make sure you have all ingredients prepped and ready to go before cooking!
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt in 2 tbsp of Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, then toss in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in uncooked shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Let cook about 2 to 3 minutes on one side, then flip and continue cooking an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice and red pepper flakes and bring to a small simmer.
  • Add in the remaining 1 tbsp butter and cook just until the shrimp is fully cooked. DO NOT OVER COOK!
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 297mg | Sodium: 941mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Butter, Lemon, shrimp scampi
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Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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