One thing a lot of folks love at Olive Garden is their Shrimp Scampi. It’s such a classic dish and it’s buttery and garlicky! It’s such a delicious and light dinner – you’ll love it!!!!
I have always had a deep love for the Olive Garden. If you didn’t know (haha) I’m originally from Iowa and spent a lot of time in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids and have to say – Olive Garden was a big friggin deal! It was one of the places me and my bestie would go at least twice a month!!!
How to make Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi recipe
This dish is a breeze to make! It goes together so quickly – you start the pasta water and as it’s starting to boil – get started by sauteeing onion and garlic – then you add the butter and wine – reduce – add raw shrimp and you’re done! Since you’re using angel hair pasta – it only takes 4-5 minutes to boil.
How to make Shrimp Scampi without wine?
You can easily swap out chicken broth for the wine. I’m not a drinker so I bought one of those mini-bottles of wine to use just for this. Or if you’re wondering which wine you should use? Just go for a cheap white wine – chardonnay is great!
Can you freeze Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi?
I wouldn’t. Shrimp is such a quick cooking seafood – and the whole dish comes together quickly – you’re going to be much better off not freezing it and having it fresh. What about reheating shrimp scampi? It’s ok – but the sauce might separate a little and be very buttery – still good as long as you like butter! haha
What to serve with Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi?
Copycat Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi
Olive Garden is the OG of Italian food and I love it. One of my favorite dishes that sporadically makes an appearance and is a staple is Shrimp Scampi! A delightfully light dish served over angel hair pasta – you’ll love it!
- 1 lb medium raw shrimp shelled and deveined
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 sweet yellow onion diced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 3-5 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tbsp parsley finely chopped
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/2 pkg angel hair pasta
- Heat pasta according to package directions
- HEAT oil in a saute pan. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute; do not brown. Add butter, wine, red pepper, salt and pepper and reduce by half.
- ADD shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes until fully cooked.
- TRANSFER pasta to plate and top with shrimp mixture.
Calories: 1034kcalCarbohydrates: 50.7gProtein: 116.4gFat: 38.2gSaturated Fat: 16.6gCholesterol: 781mgSodium: 1913mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 4.9gCalcium: 280mgIron: 5mg
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