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Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Spaghetti

Shrimp Scampi with a Lemon Spaghetti is an easy dinner that is full of delicious lemony flavor and can be on the table in 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 box Barilla spaghetti
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt & cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pound medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Once cooked al dente, drain the pasta being sure to reserve one cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter and add the shrimp. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and parsley. Cook the shrimp for about four minutes per side. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and zest. Toss the pasta and shrimp with the lemon sauce adding some of the cooking liquid to moisten as needed.