3 Ingredient – Easy Shrimp Scampi(ish)

This is a favorite dish here in our household.  Wonderfully tasty & incredibly easy.  I don’t want to call it shrimp scampi, because technically it’s just not. But it sure tastes pretty darn similar to it. So, we refer to it as ‘Shrimp Scampi-ish’.  We’re just so clever here in the Mrs. home. 

This is a go-to dish because of how fast it is to prepare.  Plus, it’s only 3 ingredients!  I always have shrimp in the freezer because our local grocery store routinely puts them on sale BOGO.  When they do, it’s when I stock my freezer with these tasty crustaceans.  

You can make this dish in the oven (as shown) or stove top in a skillet. Personally, I like large e-z peel shrimp done with the skillet method the best just because I love the sear that it puts on the shrimp.  However, I’m certainly not opposed to the oven method, which I’m profiling here.  Either method you decide to use, it’s going to taste fantastic!  The only difference is the sear you get.

Place 1 stick of butter in a large baking dish & place into a preheated 400 degree oven.  Alternatively, melt the butter in a hot skillet.

Once the butter is melted, dump in 1 to 1.5 pounds of shrimp.

Sprinkle on 1 pack of Italian dressing mix (you can also make your own if you wish).

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp is done (it will be pink). Alternatively, sear in a hot skillet on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Easy Shrimp Scampi(ish)


  • 1 to 1.5 pounds raw shrimp peeled or unpeeled, up to you
  • 1 0.7 oz package dry Italian dressing mix or make your own
  • 1 stick unsalted butter


  • For oven method:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the stick of butter in a large casserole dish & stick it in the oven to melt completely. Remove; add the shrimp. Sprinkle on the Italian seasoning. Return to the oven & cook for 12-15 minutes, or until shrimp is done (should be pink).
  • For the stove top:
  • Preheat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the butter to melt. Once melted, add the shrimp. Sprinkle on the Italian seasoning, & cook for 5 minutes before flipping. Flip the shrimp & cook for an additional 3-5 minutes – or until the shrimp is done (should be pink).