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Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

This Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes comes together in just 20 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights when you need to get food on the table quickly.

overhead view of a white bowl of shrimp scampi with tomatoes.

Creating This Shrimp Scampi and Pasta Recipe

The past few days have been manic. It all culminated in a very hectic pre-meal time hour last night while I scrambled to get something that tastes good on the table without having been grocery shopping.

In the end it turned out fine, I was just exhausted and overwhelmed and I was surprised with what a delicious meal I cooked up so quickly with only ingredients we had on hand. Thank goodness for our productive garden, or I would have been not nearly as fortunate.

I gave shrimp scampi a bit of a makeover while using up some garden zucchini and tomatoes. A two birds, one stone, kind of deal.

Bear with me on this one, dinner went from idea to stove to table in less than 20 minutes so measurements are vague.

Ingredients in Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes

Like I said, I was in a rush when making this meal so the ingredients list is incredibly simple. Here’s what I threw into the pan to make this shrimp scampi recipe with wine and tomatoes:

  • Shrimp
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • White wine
  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Parmesan
  • Pasta of choice

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

What’s the Best Pasta for Shrimp Scampi?

On a busy weeknight, any pasta will work when making this easy shrimp scampi pasta recipe. However, a long, thin noodle like spaghetti is preferred.

Can the Wine Be Omitted?

Yes, you may omit the wine and substitute veggie or chicken broth instead. Just note that the shrimp scampi sauce won’t be as rich and flavorful.

How to Make Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes

I made this shrimp scampi over pasta in four easy steps. Here’s an overview of the recipe:

  1. Sauté the shrimp in butter until cooked through. Add garlic, sauté 1 minute more.
  2. Add white wine and lemon juice. Simmer sauce until thickened. Set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil to that same pan and heat. Sauté grated zucchini for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and parsley and cook an additional minute.
  4. Combine zucchini and tomatoes, shrimp with sauce, and pasta in a large bowl. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

Can This Recipe Be Made Gluten Free?

Yes, use your favorite gluten-free pasta to make this shrimp scampi with tomatoes gluten-free. My family loves the Jovial brand or the Trader Joes Organic Brown Rice & Quinoa Fusilli Pasta when eating gluten-free.

What Readers Are Saying

Soooo…this review is nine years after your original post, but it was exactly the recipe I was looking for! So. Freaking. Delicious. It’s a keeper!” — Alicia

I tried this dish yesterday and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing it.” — Rubbad

I just made this for dinner and we loved it. It was the first time I’ve ever made shrimp, I put zucchini, summer squash, and a green bell pepper in there and it tasted great! Thanks for the recipe.” — Heidi

This is a wonderful summer weeknight meal.” — Zoe

More Easy Pasta Dinners:

You can find all of my pasta recipes here. A few of my favorites are the following:

One Skillet Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce is the perfect, easy comforting pasta dish. Baking it in a single skillet makes for quick preparation and very minimal clean up.

This super simple One-Pot Pasta features fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes for a pop of flavor and color. 

This Brown Butter and Sage Gnocchi made from scratch, sautéed with a little butter and sage, is pure comfort food! 

A simple, just-spicy-enough Arrabbiata Sauce you can make from pantry ingredients. Serve it with anything — chicken, sausages, pasta, even your morning eggs!

These Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups are stuffed with chicken, artichoke hearts, and sautéed mushrooms. The rolls are then smothered in a roasted garlic creamy white sauce.

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shrimp scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Dinner can be on the table in 20 minutes with this recipe! Shrimp cooks quickly even from frozen so it is the perfect weekend dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 large handfuls of shelled and deveined shrimp, frozen
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs parsley
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 4 handfuls of tomatoes (mixture of yellow pear and grape)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • cooked pasta for 2

Instructions

  1. Saute shrimp in butter until cooked through. Add garlic, saute one minute more.
  2. Add white wine and lemon juice. Simmer sauce until thickened, about 2 minutes. Set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil to pan and heat. Saute grated zucchini for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and parsley and cook an additional minute.
  4. Combine zucchini and tomatoes, shrimp with sauce, and pasta in a large bowl. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 441Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 38mgSodium 324mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 11g

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