Are you wondering what to serve with shrimp scampi? You’re in for a surprise. We’ve compiled a list of scrumptious sides for shrimp scampi in one place just for you!
You’ve made the decision—shrimp scampi (yum!) is on the menu for supper, but wait, something is missing.
If you need a bit of inspiration for what to serve with scampi, look no further.
From Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus to Cheesy Zucchini Rice, these shrimp scampi side dishes are sure to complement that luscious and tender shrimp and garlicky-lemony butter sauce.
Don’t miss out on the #15—you’ll love its texture and delectable flavor!
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these roasted asparagus will complement the taste of shrimp scampi and add a nice presentation to your table.
What’s more, the recipe is simple to put together.
Simply prepare the asparagus, combine olive oil, lemon, honey, and garlic, toss, and roast!
When deciding on your side dishes for shrimp scampi, it’s important to have something simple yet tasty on the table just like this steamed broccoli.
The key to making the perfect steamed broccoli lies in its seasoning.
Combine thyme, garlic salt, lemon juice, and olive oil with broccoli then microwave—all done!
Shallot, green beans, mushroom soup, whole milk, and onions are fused to create this microwave-inspired green bean casserole.
The key to making the dish scrumptious is to make sure you don’t overcook the French fried onions.
From start to finish, the recipe should only take about 15 minutes.
4. Ginger Rice
Give a new twist to your plain old white rice with this fluffy ginger rice recipe!
Serve the dish alongside shrimp scampi at your family table and wait for everyone to praise you—it’s full of flavors from garlic and ginger.
The recipe calls for jasmine rice, but you can opt for brown rice if you don’t have the former on hand.
If you’re still struggling with what to eat with shrimp scampi, then try our version of the creamy pasta salad!
This wonderful side dish combines spiral pasta, peas, carrots, tomatoes, cheese, and who doesn’t love bacon?
Ensure to put the salad in the fridge before serving to allow all of the flavors to marinate.
Make creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes from scratch using your handy kitchen helper.
Perfect for lazy days, this recipe features Yukon potatoes, milk, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste—that’s it!
To spice things up, grate cloves of garlic and include them into the mixture or turn it into cheddar scallion mashed potatoes by mixing shredded cheddar, scallion, and crispy bacon bits toppings (yes, please!)
Creamy and perfectly cooked, these boiled potatoes are smothered in garlic and butter.
And once you taste the side? You won’t look at boiled potatoes the same again!
The key to the perfect boiled potatoes is to cook the potatoes until they’re fork-tender and the skin starts to split from the flesh.
Shrimp scampi is packed with a creamy mouthfeel so you need to pair it with a side that can complement its texture.
And if there’s any recipe that’s full of flavor and textural nuance, no one beats our copycat version of the Popeye’s Cajun fries.
They’re crispy and incredibly addicting just like the fries from the original restaurant—trust me.
Finding the best side for shrimp scam[i can sometimes be tricky, but you can’t go wrong with these bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts.
The highlight of the recipe isn’t just the addition of bacon but also the lemon aioli and spicy maple dip.
10. Zucchini Noodles
What goes with shrimp scampi? You shouldn’t miss these zucchini noodles aka zoodles!
Also known as zoodles, this dish features zucchini that’s spiralized using a spiral vegetable slicer to create that noodle-like look.
Saute garlic, toss zucchini noodles, sprinkle grated parmesan alongside salt and pepper, and serve them up!
11. Vegetable Kebabs
When serving shrimp scampi, you can’t ignore the significance of vegetables. If your scampi is filled with garlicky and buttery scampi sauce, go with these vegetable kebabs!
The secret to making palatable kebabs is the special marinade and grilling them low and slow over medium-high heat.
These sauteed vegetables are flavorful enough to go well with any of your favorite main courses including shrimp scampi.
The recipe comes together with just 9 minutes of hands-on time and serves up to six people.
Make sure you keep an eye on the veggies while sauteing; they need to cook only until tender.
When you hear shrimp scampi, it’s difficult not to think of Greek salad—the two are such a classic duo!
It may be a simple side, but the fresh vegetables, vinegar-y Greek dressing, and creamy avocado are everything you need to make your scampi an incredibly satisfying feast.
14. Steamed Eggplant
Eggplant and shrimp scampi? Why not!
The delicious Korean soy sauce seasoning and tenderness of this eggplant dish are the perfect complement to scampi.
If you’re a big fan of Korean dishes or you simply want to try something new in cooking, this recipe is for you!
Believe it or not, this comforting polenta pairs perfectly with shrimp scampi.
The creaminess of the cheesy side dish blends well with the buttery sauce of scampi.
The right type of polenta is the key to getting that creamy consistency so avoid instant and pre-cooked polenta and look for those coarse-ground instead.
Cornbread works well with any rich-based food, that’s why it makes a great partnership with shrimp scampi.
The fluffy and moist side dish provides a nice contrast to the creaminess of the main course.
To make, preheat the oven, prepare the cornbread mixture, pour the mix into a hot skillet, and bake until golden brown on top.
Since shrimp scampi pairs wonderfully with rice, why not serve this cheesy zucchini rice recipe?
The cheese flavor and smooth texture of this rice dish will impress everyone in your family, even your pickiest eater!
The bottom line
Side dishes should be complementary to your main course and don’t need to be complicated just like the entrees above.
So don’t forget to pair your homemade shrimp scampi dinner with a few of these succulent side dishes.
Whether you’re in the mood for a moist and fluffy cornbread or flavorful vegetable kebabs, these accompaniments are sure to deliver!
- Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus
- Steamed Broccoli
- Microwave Green Bean Casserole
- Ginger Rice
- Creamy Pasta Salad
- Microwave Mashed Potatoes
- Garlic Butter Boiled Potatoes
- Popeye's Cajun Fries Copycat
- Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- Zucchini Noodles
- Vegetable Kebabs
- Sautéed Mushrooms Squash and Zucchini
- Greek Salad With Avocado
- Steamed Eggplant
- Creamy Oven Polenta
- Cheesy Zucchini Rice
- Choose one or more options from our list of 17 shrimp scampi sides here!
- Create your new favorite side dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?