Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Parmesan & Peas Recipe

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Naomi Willis Modified: March 23, 2022
Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Parmesan & Peas Recipe

How To Make Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Parmesan & Peas

This shrimp scampi pasta has a variety of flavors, lemony, cheesy, buttery, and even slightly spicy. The dish is finished off with buttery crackers on top.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbthin spaghetti
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1lbraw shrimp,(21-25 count), peeled and deveined with tail on
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½tspcrushed red pepper flakes
  • 1lemon,zested and juiced
  • 4tbspbutter,divided
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1/4¼cupwhite wine
  • 20buttery crackers,crushed into pieces and crumbs
  • 6ozparmesan cheese,shredded
  • 12ozfrozen peas


  1. Set pot of salted water to boil for the pasta.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan and add crushed buttery crackers.

  3. Cook until crackers are crisped and browned.

  4. Remove from pan and reserve in small bowl.

  5. Add pasta to boiling salted water and cook one minute shy of directions on the box.

  6. Wipe frying pan clean with paper towel.

  7. Add salt and pepper to taste on the shrimp.

  8. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper in the pan on medium high.

  9. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes on each side, until just cooked through.

  10. Remove shrimp from the pan.

  11. Drain the pasta.

  12. Add white wine and lemon (juice and zest) to the pan and whisk with the olive oil for a few seconds until it just comes to a boil.

  13. Turn off the heat and add in the butter.

  14. Whisk until the butter is combined.

  15. Add the pasta to the pan with the shrimp and mix.

  16. Add in the frozen peas, Parmesan cheese and buttery crackers, toss again.

  17. Top with fresh parsley if desired.


  • Calories: 507.73kcal
  • Fat: 18.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.40g
  • Fiber: 4.31g
  • Sugar: 4.76g
  • Protein: 29.43g
  • Cholesterol: 121.01mg
  • Sodium: 493.16mg
  • Calcium: 328.06mg
  • Potassium: 401.00mg
  • Iron: 2.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 137.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.86mg
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