Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Easy weeknight dinner or fancy pants dinner party, this easy Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe comes together quickly and simply. Jumbo shrimp baked in a garlicy, white wine sauce with a hint of lemon and topped with a crispy, buttery, crunchy crust. It’s a new family favorite for sure!

Baked Shrimp Scampi on a blue and white plate with a gold fork.

I don’t know what it is about spring but it makes me want to have a bunch of people over and entertain like every single night. (Until it’s actually time so socialize, then I want to crawl into bed and wonder what I was thinking.)

I think everyone might feel the same since we’ve been holed up indoors for months….and even if you’re an outdoorsy person all year long….don’t you want to sit outside without fifteen layers on? Me too.

Having friends around when the weather starts to give you peeks of summer just makes the days that much sweeter, anticipatory in a sense for what the season has in store the next few months. I start to crave all the seafood dishes like this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe….because they’re light and briney and taste like summer.

Baked Shrimp Scampi on a blue and white plate with a gold serving spoon drizzling butter sauce on the shrimp.

Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite things to cook because it’s so easy to whip up with minimal ingredients but still has tons of flavor from the garlic, butter and wine….all punched up with a bit of lemon juice and maybe some shavings of parmesan to round everything out.  It’s just about as perfect as a dinner can get….with or without the linguine. 

This Baked Shrimp Scampi is equally easy to make with a crusty panko topping that makes it just incredibly amazing to dig into. In my opinion, this is the best shrimp scampi recipe around and it comes together in just minutes of hands on time.  

Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi is a great dish for dinner parties because you can prep it ahead and bake it right before serving. Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe to accommodate your growing guest list. 

Baked Shrimp Scampi being served with a gold serving spoon.

What is Shrimp Scampi made of?

Classic Shrimp Scampi is a simple saute of jumbo prawns in a white wine, butter, garlic sauce that’s usually served over linguine, angel hair pasta or with crusty bread for dipping. We also like to serve shrimp scampi with rice! So, sooooo good!

In this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe, the white wine, butter, garlic sauce is used to roast the shrimp in a baking dish that’s been topped with a crunchy panko bread crumb topping.  It’s kind of like a Baked Shrimp Casserole…..sorta. And it’s really simple to make.

Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe on a blue and white plate.

What do you serve with Shrimp Scampi?

There are really so many things you can serve with this baked Shrimp Scampi casserole…..or just serve it all by itself for an easy appetizer!  

My favorite things to serve with shrimp scampi are:

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There really are no rules when you serve this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe, a simple green salad with homemade blue cheese is a great addition, too. Or try this easy Wedge Salad to make your dinner party look like you slaved for days…..but spent like a whole hour pulling dinner together.

That’s usually how I roll, there’s no reason you need to break a sweat when you’re entertaining friends….the whole point of entertaining your friends is to enjoy yourself as much as your guests. So, my advice…keep things simple and serve dinners that don’t take all day to prepare. 

We love this garlic Shrimp Scampi on weeknights, too.  Sometimes I’ll throw everything together in the morning….minus the breadcrumb topping and store it in the refrigerator until dinner time. Top the shrimp casserole with the buttery breadcrumbs right before you pop it in the oven and serve it as soon as it’s done. 

Kids love it, friends love it, moms love it….and you only have one pan to clean.

Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe overhead shot in a baking dish with a gold serving spoon.

If you’re looking for even more easy shrimp recipes, be sure to check out THESE READER FAVORITES!

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There’s really no shortage of shrimp recipes that you can get on the table in a flash and all of those are a big hit with everyone in my family.

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Overhead shot of Baked Shrimp Scampi Casserole in a white baking dish.

Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp scampi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Kellie

Super simple to make Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe is made with jumbo prawns and baked with a white wine garlic sauce then topped with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined but leave the tails on the shrimp
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 16 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Add the shrimp to a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, wine, 1 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, garlic, shallot, parsley, cheese, basil, red pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  4. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the shrimp in a single layer in the bottom of the dish with the tails pointing up. 

  5. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp and then spread the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top of the shrimp.

  6. Bake the shrimp scampi for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. If you'd like the top even more golden, place under the broiler for 1 minute.

  7. Serve with extra grated parmesan cheese, lemon wedges and chopped basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 348mg 116%
Sodium 1316mg 55%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 21.1%
Iron 16.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

10 comments on “Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe”

  1. This recipe sounds delish. Is there really 16 T (1 cup) of butter used?

  2. Oh my gosh this turned out so wonderful. And it’s so easy too!

  3. Shrimp is so yummy and this dish was no exception! YUM!

  4. This sounds so good! 

  5. Wow, this recipe looks amazing! I think it would knock the socks off of my family! Can’t wait to try it.

  6. My husband was dying for me to make something with shrimp in it so I made this and we both devoured it! So delicious.

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