Home Made Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi

This Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi is a simple pasta dish packed with shrimp and simmered in a lip-smacking garlic butter sauce then served over pasta. A restaurant-worthy pasta dish that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish to make!

PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes


  • 12 oz. dry linguine, angel hair, or whole-grain linguine
  • 3 Tbsp light butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined. I like to use X-Large shrimp or colossal shrimp.
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup white cooking wine
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped


Cook the linguine to al dente, according to the package instructions.  Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta. Set aside.

      1. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the light butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
      2. Add the garlic, and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
      3. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
      4. Cook on each side for 1 to 2 minutes, until just turning opaque and pink. Add the white cooking wine and bring to a simmer.
      5. Simmer for about 3 minutes, or until the wine reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
      6. Stir in the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, and reserved pasta water into the skillet. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
      7. Remove from the heat immediately, and toss with the cooked linguine.
      8. Serve warm topped with the shrimp and garnish with extra fresh chopped parsley.

Makes 6 ( 1 and 1/4 cup ) servings

8 points per serving


Smart/points: GREEN/BLUE/: 8 smart/points per serving PURPLE: 4 smart/points per serving if using whole grain pasta

  • Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

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