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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is a delicious, creamy and filling pasta dish packed with shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.

This recipe is downsized, easy, and perfectly portioned for two people.

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake

Hands down, shrimp is one of my most favorite foods and this decadent casserole does not disappoint! We served it with garlic bread.

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How to make Baked Shrimp Scampi Casserole:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

At the same time, in a medium sauce pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Click for a medium sauce pan.

Stir in the minced garlic and flour and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly.

Gradually stir in the milk, broth, salt and pepper.

Cook and stir about 2 – 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water, and drain again. (The cold water cools down the pasta so the egg in the sauce doesn’t cook to early from contact with pasta that would be too hot.)

In a medium bowl, mix the beaten egg, Parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese and set aside.

Spray two 18.6 ounce baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.

Whisk together the broth mixture, the cheese mixture, and the pasta.

pasta and white sauce mixed in a bowl with a spoon

Pour the pasta mixture into the two prepared dishes, divided evenly.

scampi pasta and white sauce lasagna mixture layered in two baking dishes

Layer the shrimp over the pasta mixture, divided evenly in the two dishes.

raw shrimp scampi layered over pasta mixture in two casserole dishes

Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped fresh parsley.

easy shrimp scampi pasta lasagna casserole with parsley sprinkled over cheese in two baking dishes

Bake 30 minutes.

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake for Two

Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving. Serve hot dishes on cork trivets to protect tables or surfaces.

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Yield: Serves 2

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is a delicious, creamy and filling pasta dish packed with shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp jarred minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/8 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz uncooked pasta (any shape)
  • 1/2 lb raw shrimp thawed (I buy peeled, deveined, & tails off)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  3. At the same time, in a medium sauce pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Click for a medium sauce pan.
  4. Stir in the minced garlic and flour and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
  5. Gradually stir in the milk, broth, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook and stir about 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water, and drain again. (See notes)
  8. In a medium bowl, mix the beaten egg, Parmesan cheese, and ricotta cheese and set aside.
  9. Spray two 18.6 ounce baking dishes with non-stick spray. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.
  10. Whisk together the broth mixture, the cheese mixture, and the pasta.
  11. Pour the pasta mixture into the two prepared dishes, divided evenly.
  12. Layer the shrimp over the pasta mixture, divided evenly in the two dishes.
  13. Sprinkle on the shredded mozzarella cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
  14. Bake 30 minutes.
  15. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving. Serve hot dishes on cork trivets to protect tables or surfaces.



Notes

  • I buy frozen shrimp that is already peeled, deveined, & tails off to save a lot of prep time. Thaw before using in this recipe.
  • The pasta is rinsed because the cold water cools down the pasta so the egg in the sauce doesn't cook to early from contact with pasta that would be too hot. The sauce and pasta bind very well during baking in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 601Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 298mgSodium: 1304mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 39g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Mary

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Would adding some chopped fresh spinach before baking work well? The casserole could use a little more color and we love spinach!

Mary

Monday 12th of April 2021

@Zona, Thanks so much for your reply - I'm doing it tonight!

Zona

Sunday 11th of April 2021

Hi Mary, that is a great idea. It would probably work well if you stirred it in during step 10 with the broth mixture, the cheese mixture, and the pasta. Good luck and let me know how it turns out for you :)

Susan

Thursday 11th of February 2021

My son hates Ricotta cheese....what could you suggest as a substitute? Thanks

Zona

Thursday 11th of February 2021

Hi Susan, I would suggest cottage cheese or cream cheese. Goat cheese might also work well. I hope that helps and let me know how it turns out for you.

Sue Riehle

Sunday 7th of February 2021

My husband hates shrimp. If I substitute frozen cooked shrimp and added cooked chicken, how long should I bake the dish?

Zona

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Hi Sue, I think it should work fine to add cooked shrimp and cooked chicken. If you decide to try it, I would stir those into the mixture in step 10 (in two separate bowls to keep the shrimp separated from the chicken) instead of layering them on top, as in step 12. I think that would help them to not get over-cooked. Then layer on the mozzarella last as in step 13. I would also bake it for at least 20 minutes to get everything else cooked through since the mixture has raw egg in it. Check it at that time to see if you think it needs to bake longer or not. I hope that helps and let me know how it turns out for you.

Yetta

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

I made this and it is so good! I will definitely make this again, I made it in a 9x9 and it turned out great.

Zona

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Yetta, I'm happy you enjoyed this easy pasta bake. Thanks for letting me know it works well in a 9x9 baking dish as well :)

Linda

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I made this for my family this evening. Not only was this absolutely delicious, but also so easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Zona

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Hi Linda, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed this easy pasta bake. Thank you so much :)