Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian


This Shrimp Scampi Bake is really quick and easy twist on the classic. You cook the noodles then toss them with a cream-cheese and garlic sauce and shrimp. Bake until it’s all heated through. So good. So easy.


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  • 12 oz. uncooked spaghetti
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 lb. raw, peeled, tail-off medium-sized shrimp
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions but scoop out 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid just before you drain it the pasta.
  3. Meanwhile, put the cream cheese and butter in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until butter is melted. Use a whisk to really stir it up and get it incorporated together. Stir in the 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, the parsley, garlic, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  4. Transfer the drained pasta to a 9 x 13″ cake pan or casserole. Add the cream cheese sauce and stir to combine. Add the raw shrimp and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Stir again. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  5. Bake until shrimp are cooked through (you can tell because they’ve all turned really pink and curled up) and the cheese on top is starting to brown, about 30 minutes.

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