Making Shrimp Scampi for a weeknight dinner or dinner party soon? Traditionally shrimp scampi is served with pasta or crusty bread. Looking for something new? Check out this list of 45+ delicious side dish ideas that will pair perfectly with shrimp scampi.
What is Shrimp Scampi?
Shrimp Scampi is a twist on a classic Italian dish. In Italy it is made with scampi. Scampi are lobster-like crustaceans. In the United States Italian cooks swapped out the scampi for shrimp but left both names giving it the name it has today.
This dish includes a butter, garlic and white wine sauce that the shrimp are cooked in. When cooked correctly the result is very tender shrimp. Next time you want to make this dish try this shrimp scampi recipe that is easy to make. The recipe calls for butter, extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, white wine, salt, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper, large or extra large shrimp, fresh parsley, and lemon.
These Sweet and Salty Air Fryer Rainbow Carrots are the perfect vegetable side dish to pair with any meal. This recipe includes simple ingredients and can also be made with traditional orange carrots if you can't find rainbow carrots.
These Easy Air Fryer Crispy Parmesan Eggplant Fries are a delicious snack, appetizer or meal! Pair with your favorite pasta sauce for dipping or serve alongside shrimp scampi for a little crunch. This easy recipe is sure to be loved by all.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan are an impressive but easy and delicious side dish to make! They are salty, crunchy and cheesy. If you love Brussels sprouts you are sure to love this recipe.
Air Fryer Zucchini and Squash is a delicious and easy side dish that can be made in under 30 minutes. This recipe is low carb, vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Add this to your rotation of vegetable side dishes that is easy to make!
This Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad is the side dish you didn't know you needed! It is a delicious combination of warm brussels sprouts, garlicky caesar dressing, salty parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper. The rich flavors in this easy dish will have you coming back again and again.
This gorgeous recipe pulls so much flavors from the veggies, so very simply! It's a perfect side for shrimp scampi because it's so vibrant, plus the range of veggies offers something for everyone 'round the table!
These are called easy for a reason! Potatoes tossed with savory pesto and roasted until tender, then topped with some grated pecorino cheese and broiled until crispy is a fun and delicious addition to most any meal.
If you don’t want to serve shrimp scampi with pasta, pair it with this roasted mashed cauliflower for a low carb alternative. Creamy mashed cauliflower with a subtle flavor of garlic that will compliment the shrimp nicely.
This easy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts recipe requires 8 ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to prepare. Tossed with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and a blend of seasonings, air-fried to crispy perfection, then topped with beads of pomegranate and a sprinkle of coconut.
These roasted cauliflower mashed potatoes put a new spin on a traditional recipe favorite. Loaded with roasted heirloom garlic and fresh herbs, these easy mashed cauliflower potatoes are the absolute best.
These crispy air fryer frozen coconut shrimp take only 10 minutes to make! Straight from the freezer into the air fryer. They come out with a crunchy, golden brown coating and a tender and juicy inside. Topped with a spritz of lime, chopped cilantro and served with your choice of dipping sauce.
This Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad or Appetizer uses ripe cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls and basil ribbons for a fresh new take on a classic. This twist on a classic caprese salad is a perfect way to impress your friends and family.
All the flavours in this Ultimate Baked Mashed Potatoes casserole are just beyond incredible! This is your ultimate delicious side dish for the holiday table! The best part is that you can make these mashed potatoes ahead of time for easy entertaining!
Roasted tenderstem broccoli (also known as broccolini or baby broccoli) is delicious when cooked until just crisp with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s a simple and easy side perfect for shrimp scampi.
This caprese salad with arugula has cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic reduction. It's a delicious, fresh summer salad you're going to love!
This green pasta primavera is the perfect compliment to shrimp scampi. The dish is light, nutrient-dense, and GREEN: the shape of the zucchini noodles and long fresh spinach leaves lend themselves perfectly to spaghetti, for a beautiful bright green swirl in every bite. Serve your shrimp scampi on top of this pasta primavera for a complete meal.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables are bursting with the sweet flavors that happen when you roast vegetables. The rainbow of vegetables are seasoned with oregano, thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice. These are the perfect vegan side dish to pair with grilled meats, add to a rice bowl or a healthy side dish.
Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts is a quick and easy salad that is peppery, sweet and satisfying. Arugula is tossed with cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and parmesan cheese and finished off with a lemony, olive oil dressing.