Pasta stuffed with shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella bakes into a rich and satisfying baked shrimp scampi meal. This dish, which goes by several names, is often made for two people.
This rich dish has one of my all-time favorite ingredients: shrimp. This Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is bursting with flavor and is perfect for a simple weeknight dinner or a special night. And I love serving this dish with garlic bread.
Ingredients To Make Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake:
This Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is easy and quick to make using just a couple of ingredients:
- Jarred minced garlic
- All-purpose flour
- Whole milk
- Chicken broth
- Parmesan cheese
- Ricotta cheese
- Pasta (any shape)
- Raw shrimp
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
To make this recipe gluten-free (you should use these ingredients instead):
- Use rice flour in place of all-purpose flour.
- Gluten-free spaghetti – rice noodles are a gluten-free option that is closest to regular pasta. Angel hair rice pasta is also an option. You could also try quinoa mix pastas.
- Chicken broth – always check the label for any gluten-contaminating ingredients. Vegetable broth or shrimp stock is also a great option. Or use white wine.
Steps To Make Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake:
This Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is a great date night meal. Also, a delicious dish to entertain guests.
Step 1: The oven has to be preheated to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Cook pasta according to the package.
Step 3: The butter should be melted in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Step 4: And and cook the minced garlic and flour in the melted butter until bubbling, stirring regularly.
Step 5: Add milk, broth, salt, and pepper gradually.
Step 6: Stir for 2–3 minutes. Set aside.
Step 7: Rinse and drain pasta once done cooking.
Step 8: Set aside the beaten egg, Parmesan, and ricotta cheese in a medium bowl.
Step 9: Two 18.6-ounce baking dishes should be sprayed with non-stick spray.
Step 10: Mix pasta, broth, and cheese.
Step 11: Distribute the spaghetti mixture evenly between the two dishes.
Step 12: Spread the shrimp equally over the spaghetti mixture in two servings.
Step 13: Add mozzarella and parsley.
Step 14: Put in the oven for 30 minutes.
Step 15: Before serving, let cool for 5 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to Serve Alongside Shrimp Scampi
Asparagus is a nutritious and delicious vegetarian side dish that goes perfectly with Garlic shrimp scampi over spaghetti. Since shrimp scampi combines nicely with rice, a cheesy zucchini rice dish is also excellent to go with it.
Is there wine in the original scampi
Typically shrimp scampi is produced by adding a dry white wine to the sauce. The wine has a mellow sweetness and acidity that rises to an astonishing degree of taste. If you don’t want to use wine, you simply need to substitute it with chicken stock and lemon juice, which will give some of the taste that the wine does.
Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake
Shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta, and mozzarella are baked into a creamy pasta sauce in this hearty and satisfying Baked Shrimp Scampi Pasta.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Cuisine: American
1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound raw shrimp thawed (I use peeled, deveined, & tails off)
1/3 c. whole milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 c. chicken broth
1 egg (slightly beaten)
1/4 c. ricotta cheese
1/8 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
4 ounces uncooked pasta (any shape)
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Following the package directions, cook the pasta.
At the same time, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Mix in the minced garlic and flour, and cook, stirring all the time, until the mixture starts to bubble. Mix in the milk, broth, salt, and pepper slowly.
About 2 to 3 minutes of cooking and stirring. Take it off the heat and put it to the side. Rinse the pasta with cold water, drain it again, and then rinse it again.
Put the beaten egg, Parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese in a small bowl and set it aside.
Use non-stick spray to coat two 18.6-ounce baking dishes.
Whisk the pasta, cheese mixture, and broth mixture together.
Pour half of the pasta mixture into each of the two dishes. Place the shrimp on top of the pasta mixture. Shred some mozzarella cheese and chop some fresh parsley and sprinkle it on top.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.
Give this dish 5 minutes to cool down before you serve it. Cork trivets can be used to protect tables and other surfaces from hot dishes.
For this recipe, I use frozen shrimp that has been peeled, deveined, and tails off. Before using, thaw the frozen shrimp.
So the eggs do not cook too early when mixed with the pasta, ensure the pasta is rinsed with cold water.
How To Make it Gluten free
Replace all-purpose flour with rice flour.
Use gluten-free spaghetti such as rice noodles, Angel hair rice pasta, or quinoa mix pastas.
Chicken broth is gluten-free, but always check the label for any gluten-contaminating ingredients. You can also replace it with vegetable broth, shrimp stock, or white wine.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 591
- Sugar: 4.4 g
- Sodium: 774.7 mg
- Fat: 20.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 50.3 g
- Protein: 49.9 g
- Cholesterol: 331.9 mg
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