Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

The most delicious and easiest Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi with Bucatini. Oh, and of course, with plenty of garlic, and even some white wine to brighten this dish! Pan-seared shrimp with green onions, red pepper flakes, and plenty of butter that’s been tossed with pasta. Best for when you’re in need of a quick 20 minute dinner, but also maybe need to impress family and friends with something delicious. Almost no fuss and it’s easy enough for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for the weekend. SO. GOOD.

two white plates of shrimp scampi with a pot of oregano, flowers, and white wine

About The Recipe

I have a serious love affair with scampi. It’s something I have loved my entire life! Whenever we would go to a restaurant, even as a kid, I would almost always find scampi somewhere on the menu and order it. Shrimp + Butter + Pasta? Count me in!

It wasn’t until I got a little older that I realized… oh, wait! We can make this! So, my mom has been concocting different variations of this recipe for sooo many years. Each one has always been a little different, but in the last few years, this exact recipe has been our go-to!

It’s perfect when you’re in need of a quick lunch, dinner.. whatever! It’s fresh, vibrant, garlicky, and just so delicious. You’ll never want to order it again because this tastes way better than any restaurant!

two plates of shrimp scampi with oregano, flowers, and white wine

It doesn’t get any better or simpler! With only 7 ingredients that you can easily find in your fridge and pantry, it can easily become apart of your weekly rotation of meals.


  • Butter
  • Green Onions
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Garlic
  • Shrimp
  • White Wine
  • Pasta
shrimp, garlic, red pepper flakes, white wine, green onions, butter, and pasta on a marble counter


Cook the pasta according to packaging instructions. After you get that done, in a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the green onions, and red pepper flakes, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.

Add in the shrimp and garlic. Sauté in the butter for about 3 minutes, or until the shrimp have color and beginning to cook through.

Pour in the white wine and let cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the pasta and serve!


The best way to store this is, after it’s cooled, transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Keep in mind when you reheat, the shrimp may become tough. Also, you may need to add a little extra butter.

To reheat, you can either place in the microwave or reheat in a pan on the stove.


  • No bucatini? No problem! Use whether you have on hand.
  • We used tail on shrimp, but feel free to use peeled or skin on.
shrimp scampi on two white plates with a jar of white wine, flowers, and oregano

Expert Tips

  • We recommend using a white wine that has strong citrus notes, mostly lemon.
  • Be careful not to over cook the shrimp!
  • This stores really well, but the shrimp may become tough after reheating.
  • This recipe is spicy. If you don’t like a lot of spice, cut the red pepper flakes to 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon.

When you make this Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two white plates of shrimp scampi with a pot of oregano, flowers, and white wine
5 from 2 votes

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

Author: Traci
Easy, delicious, and quick to make! This Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is packed with garlicky, buttery flavor that will have you coming back for seconds. SO. GOOD.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter
  • cup chopped green onions
  • ¾ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ pounds shrimp
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed garlic
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 12 ounces bucatini
  • Salt and pepper,, to taste


  • Cook pasta, drain, and set aside.
  • In a large skillet or wok over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add green onions and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook and stir for about 1 minute.
  • Add shrimp and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • When shrimp are nearly cooked, about 3-4 minutes, stir in wine.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add pasta to pan with shrimp.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Taste for seasoning and re-season, if necessary.


Serving: 12oz | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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