Shrimp Scampi Greek Pasta
Shrimp Scampi Greek Pasta is a fresh and zesty pasta featuring succulent shrimp, juicy tomatoes and zingy olives that’s easy to make and so delicious! This creamy pasta dish is sure to become a family favorite.
Why We Love this Greek Shrimp Pasta Recipe
Today I’m sharing an old family favorite, a Greek Shrimp Pasta dish that takes shrimp scampi to a whole new level! It is easy to make with simple ingredients, making it a one pan no fuss meal!
Easy Greek Shrimp Scampi Pasta is loaded with fresh sautéed shrimp, spinach, feta, grape tomatoes, and olives, in a silky garlic-cream sauce. Plus, it’s ridiculously easy to make.
Heaven on earth!
Try serving our Greek Shrimp Pasta with a loaf of warm bread and a fresh green salad. It’s a surefire way to get your family around the table one more time this week.
Ingredients You Need
- Dried Pasta – I used linguini, feel free to use any of your favorite long pasta!
- Olive Oil – extra virgin olive oil is best
- Garlic – Freshly minced
- Peeled Raw Shrimp – The bigger the better
- All-Purpose Flour – Or a gluten-free flour substitute
- White Wine – use a dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
- Heavy Cream – Just a little goes a long way, for an ultra-silky texture
- Grape Tomatoes
- Pitted Kalamata Olives
- Baby Spinach – Or arugula
- Crumbled Feta Cheese
- Salt and Pepper – to taste
How to Make Shrimp Scampi Greek Pasta
Boil some salted water and cook your linguine noodles as directed on the box. Then drain the noodles and set them aside.
In a medium sauté pan, add some oil and butter. Then in a separate bowl sprinkle flour over the shrimp. Once the butter is melted, add the shrimp and garlic to the sauté pan.
Cook the shrimp and garlic for one minute before adding the cream and the wine. Mix it all together and let that cook for another minute before adding the olives and tomatoes. Stir it all together and let it cook for another minute or two.
Pro Tip: Shrimp cooks super quickly! It just needs about 5-6 minutes to fully cook.
Lastly, add in the drained pasta and spinach leaves. Cook until the spinach has wilted down. Season the dish, but be careful because the olives and feta cheese are very salty already.
Spoon into your serving dish and sprinkle with feta cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if desired, and serve!
This Greek shrimp pasta is amazing all on its own, since it has protein, carbs and veggies all in one! But if you are feeding a crowd, I recommend serving it with a few sides like crusty bread and a fresh salad. Here are some of my personal favorites:
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Tips & Tricks
- Don’t over cook the shrimp! Once you add the shrimp to the pan, the cooking process will go quickly. Make sure to have all the other ingredients prepped and ready so you don’t overcook the shrimp!
- For a hint of spice, add a little bit of red pepper flakes to the mix!
- If you aren’t a fan of shrimp, feel free to replace the shrimp with diced chicken! These flavors would go amazingly with chicken too.
- If you prefer not to cook with alcohol, add a dash of chicken broth to the pan instead of wine!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does scampi mean? What is Scampi?
Scampi is another term used for large shrimp or prawns, especially when cooked in butter.
How can I thicken the scampi sauce?
Adding cold butter to the pan with the wine will thicken the sauce as it melts in. You can also coat the shrimp with a heavier coating of flour to thicken the sauce.
Do you have to devein the shrimp?
If you want to avoid eating the shrimp’s digestive track, then I would suggest deveining the shrimp.
However, you can find peeled, deveined raw shrimp at most major grocery chains.
Is this Greek shrimp pasta a good leftover dish?
Actually, yes! This Greek shrimp pasta will hold up for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Rewarm it in a large skillet or in the microwave.
Looking for More Pasta Recipes? Be Sure to Also Try:
- Zesty Greek Pasta Salad
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta
- Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta
- Roasted Shrimp Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce
- Easy Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Greek Shrimp Scampi Pasta
- 1 pound dried pasta (I used linguini)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 5-6 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 pound large, peeled raw shrimp
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup white wine
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 pint grape tomatoes
- 1 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
- 3-4 handfuls baby spinach
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and pepper
- In a large pot, boil salted water and cook the pasta as directed on the box. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat a large sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add the oil and butter. Sprinkle the shrimp with flour before adding them to the skillet. Once melted, add the garlic and shrimp.
- Cook the shrimp for one minute, then add the wine and cream. Toss and cook another minute, then add olives and tomatoes. Simmer another 1-2 minutes.
- Finally, mix in the strained pasta and spinach leaves. Remove the skillet from the heat once the spinach wilts. Salt and pepper to taste. (Season carefully, the olives and feta add a lot of salt.) Divide onto plates and top with feta cheese.