Baked Greek Inspired Scampi Pasta Will Delight Your Family

Updated: August 12, 2023 

Easy Greek Shrimp Inspired Pasta

I previously talked about feta cheese, shrimp, and pasta on the blog when I shared my dad's shrimp and pasta salad recipe with you in 2011.  I love those flavors together. This baked scampi-type dish has some of the same ingredients but takes shrimp, feta, and pasta in a different direction. 

This Greek Scampi can easily be prepared in 20 minutes. 

It also got a thumb’s up from an elementary school-aged kid, who is as fickle as the wind.  He loves one meal and detests the next one, even though it was a meal that I swear he loved two weeks before.    

Keeping in line with my new motto of simplicity in the kitchen, you can get this meal on the table in about 20 minutes or less.  It’s the perfect busy weeknight meal.  Whether you eat it on the back porch is up to you, but most of our evenings end up there, and we eat out there on many spring nights.  If we don’t dine al fresco, then we at least dance al fresco.

Some al fresco dancing

1 teaspoon of olive oil
5 garlic cloves, minced (I used a tablespoon of prepared minced garlic)
2 14.5-ounce cans of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, slightly drained
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (I used a dash of dried parsley in the pantry)
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ( I used frozen  shrimp, thawed)
4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
1 9-ounce package of angel hair pasta
Oregano to taste 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.  Saute garlic briefly before adding tomatoes and 1/4 cup of parsley ( I omitted the parsley here since I did not have fresh, and chose to add it later as a garnish).  Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.  Transfer to a casserole dish. 

Add shrimp on top tomato mixture, and top with feta cheese.  Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Feta does not melt, so you can set it onto broil and broil for one to two minutes until feta is golden brown. 

Cook pasta according to directions. Remove shrimp from oven.  Sprinkle with remaining parsley, lemon juice, and pepper.  Serve over the angel hair pasta or pasta of your choice. 

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