Spicy Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta


Add some heat to this easy shrimp dish with just the right amount of crushed red pepper.

Spicy Shrimp With Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 serves

There are several ways to make shrimp scampi, and most include some combination of garlic, butter, and white wine. Regardless of the method, this popular shrimp preparation is beginner-friendly—and you can complete it in about 15 minutes.

For this spicy version, you'll start by making your pasta and setting it aside (easy enough). Next, you'll cook some garlic in oil just long enough to create a pleasant aroma. Then, sautée your shrimp for only about three minutes. Finally, toss the shrimp with pasta and serve with a crisp romaine salad.


  • 12 ounces angel hair pasta or spaghetti (3/4 of a box)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return pasta to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let it brown).

  3. Add the shrimp, wine, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Simmer until the shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the butter.

  4. Toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

540 Calories
13g Fat
67g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 540
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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