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The Best Baked Shrimp Scampi You’ll Ever Have

Looking for an easy dinner that aims to please and is super easy to make? Wait until you try this baked shrimp scampi recipe straight from my grandmother’s vault. It’s the best-tasting dump-and-go recipe out there!

You read that right…this is a recipe for baked shrimp scampi and it is outstanding!

My grandmother gave it to me before she passed and it is sooooooo much better than sautéing it over the hot stove!

My kids have always loved it, even when they were little, and you can even use the leftovers to make shrimp scampi flatbread pizza!

I make this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe all the time because it is so easy, so good and a major crowd pleaser.

It’s quick to make, easy to clean up and easily modifiable.

Your guests are vegetarian?

No problem, substitute shrimp for tofu.

You prefer scallops to shrimp?

No problem, swap it out. 

It is not a red meat-type recipe, but I bet you could even swap the shrimp out for chicken breast if you cut it up into shrimp size pieces.

This baked shrimp scampi recipe is that versatile.

So set the table for an amazing Italian dinner tonight. Wait until you try it!

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What is Shrimp Scampi Sauce Made Of?

There are several variations of shrimp scampi sauce, but most often, you’ll see it made with garlic, butter and white wine.

But THIS recipe does not call for any white white.

It instead uses garlic, butter and extra virgin olive oil.

And it’s really really good.

You don’t need the white wine in this one.

adding butter, extra virgin olive oil and garlic in baking dish to make baked shrimp scampi recipe

How Do You Thicken a Scampi Sauce?

If you prefer a thicker scampi sauce, you can add about a tablespoon of cornstarch that is mixed with an equal amount of water.

I’ve never done it before, but you could add this cornstarch mixture about halfway through the cooking time when you mix up the shrimp so it cooks all the way through.

What is the Best Wine for Shrimp Scampi?

While this recipe does not use wine, a good white wine like sauvignon blanc, chardonnay or pinot grigio would work well in a scampi sauce that is sauteed.

I have not tried wine in this recipe, but I bet you could!

If you do though, let me know how it is!

Toss raw uncooked cleaned shrimp with the oil, butter and garlic to make recipe for baked shrimp scampi

What is Creamy Scampi Sauce Made Of?

If you prefer a scampi sauce that is a bit creamier, you can add 1/4 cup of heavy cream or half and half a scampi sauce when sauteeing it.

For this recipe, you can add it about halfway through the cooking time when you mix up all of the shrimp.

How Long Does It Take to Cook Scampi in the Oven?

Shrimp cooks fairly quickly in the oven but its important to give it a little szhuzsh halfway through cooking so it heats all the way through.

I bake my scampi for about 25-30 minutes with the oven set for 375 degrees.

sprinkle parsley over shrimp, oil, butter, and garlic in baking dish to make this recipe for baked shrimp scampi

All About Shrimp

I don’t know about you, but I am all about shrimp.

Because I love it so much I make it a few different ways.

I make this super easy shrimp boil foil packets

It’s amazingly delicious, so easy to make and there is almost no clean-up!

One of my personal faves is this easy coconut shrimp tacos that I make all summer long.

Mix it up in the middle of baking so the shrimp cooks evenly - How to Make Baked Shrimp Scampi

And for a fun dinner or party theme, check out this stove top clambake recipe.

I made this on Christmas Eve and we had the best time!

For this baked shrimp scampi recipe, I start with butter, extra virgin olive oil and garlic first.

Then I add the shrimp.

Add ing linquine to boiliing water to serve with baked shrimp scampi

Top it with chopped parsley before it goes into the oven.

Mix it halfway through to insure the shrimp fully cooks.

I usually use a slotted spoon or something similar as I mix it up.

Check the dish around 25 minutes to see if the shrimp are fully cooked.

Then serve it over pasta such as spaghetti, fettucine or linguine.

However, you can serve it over other types of pastas too.

Baked Shrimp Scampi when it comes out of the oven
Baked Shrimp Scampi when it comes out of the oven

The Best Baked Shrimp Scampi You Will Ever Have

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Looking for an easy dinner that aims to please and is super easy to make? Try this baked shrimp scampi recipe. It’s the best-tasting dump-and-go recipe out there!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 869 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
    Baked Shrimp Scampi when it comes out of the oven
  • Place shrimp, butter, EVOO, garlic and chopped parsley in a roasting or casserole dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until shrimp are fully cooked and no longer pink.
  • Mix the shrimp up halfway through cooking to make sure it fully cooks.
  • Serve and enjoy on it's own or over a bowl of pasta like spaghetti, linguini or fettucine.

Notes

If you are low carbing, serve as is. Or you can serve over linguini or spaghetti (any pasta you have on hand can work too).

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 869kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 27gFat: 84gSaturated Fat: 46gPolyunsaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 422mgSodium: 1698mg
Keyword Baked Shrimp Scampi
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And If You Have Leftovers? 

If we have leftovers, I like to make shrimp scampi flatbread pizza the next day.

And If you want leftovers, you should double or triple this recipe. Whenever I make this recipe, we have just enough for our family of 5.

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