Shrimp Scampi over Whole Grain Linguini


A few years ago I decided I wanted to make a change to get more whole grains into my family’s diet. The change has been slow. It’s hard to change old habits for myself and for those I love. I started by turning away†completely from white bread and white rice. I have also introduced other types of grains into our meals. One of the easiest changes that we made recently was to switch to whole grain pasta. Since pasta is always at least one of our go-to weeknight meals, it made good sense. Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta is a great way to get more whole grains into my family’s diet. It was an easy switch from our regular Barilla® white pasta. My son didn’t even seem to know he was eating healthy whole grain pasta instead of his usual white pasta. Barilla® is made with 51% whole wheat and it’s an excellent source of fiber, delivering three times the fiber of regular pasta. I really don’t think there’s a reason I would go back to regular pasta now.

And best of all it tastes good. One of the reasons I was waiting to switch to whole grain pastas was that one of my family members told me that the first time she had tried whole grain pasta its taste was not that great. I was skeptical myself about the taste of Barilla®’s new whole grain pasta, but was pleasantly surprised by my first taste of the pasta. The taste of Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta is so much better than I expected. I substituted it for my regular pasta in one of my favorite simple pasta dishes, shrimp scampi. In a dish like shrimp scampi, where the simple flavors of each ingredient work off each other, substituting a new pasta could have been disastrous. But to our surprise, the taste was absolutely wonderful.

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Yield: Serves 4

Shrimp Scampi over Whole Grain Linguini

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¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup butter

6 cloves garlic, grated

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 lbs peeled and de-veined shrimp

½ cup vermouth or dry white wine

¼ cup roughly chopped Italian parsley

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

the juice of 1 lemon

1 package Barilla® Whole Grain Linguini


Bring 4 - 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil over high heat, add salt to taste with a drizzle of olive oil. Add Barilla® Whole Grain linguini to boiling water. Stir gently. Return to a boil. For al dente pasta, boil uncovered, stirring occasionally for 7 minutes. For more tender pasta, boil an additional 1 minute.

Remove from heat. Drain well.

Preheat a large skillet. Add olive oil, butter and garlic. Add salt and pepper and red pepper flakes. Sauté until garlic is fragrant. Add shrimp, parley and thyme. Add vermouth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Cook until shrimp are almost opaque. Add drained pasta and toss well. Continue to cook over medium heat until shrimp are completely opaque and pasta has absorbed some of the sauce.

Serve with fresh salad.

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  86 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi over Whole Grain Linguini”

  1. Darla — February 27, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    I am a huge fan of Barilla pasta! The only kind I like!

  2. Belinda @zomppa — February 27, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    It’s such a lovely way to add whole wheat. This is a perfect dish!

  3. Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 28, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I am completely in love with Shrimp Scampi and yours looks delicious!

  4. Jessie C. — February 28, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    I like it’s whole grain and also taste great. Kids love it as well.
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  5. Mami2jcn — February 28, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    I love the GREAT TASTE of Barilla Whole Grain!

  6. Mami2jcn — February 28, 2012 @ 12:28 pm


  7. Marla — February 28, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    One of my all time favorite pasta dishes!!

  8. marci h — February 28, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    I love the taste and that it fills you up 🙂 YUM!!!

  9. Debbie — February 28, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    That looks so delicious! I love the idea of more fiber in my pasta — so much healthier. On Weight Watchers, it helps lower the points value of carbs. 🙂

  10. Melanie — February 28, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    I love all the awesome fiber!

  11. courtney b — February 28, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    i love all the different dishes you can create!

  12. courtney b — February 28, 2012 @ 6:11 pm
  13. Elena — February 28, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I love that it’s tasty and healthy

  14. Amanda Sakovitz — February 28, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    i love that it tastes great but is good for you

  15. Amanda Sakovitz — February 28, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
  16. amy pugmire — February 28, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    I love that it is all natural and a good source of fiber.

  17. amy pugmire — February 28, 2012 @ 10:56 pm
  18. tara pittman — February 29, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    makes dinner healthy

  19. Kelly D — March 2, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I love Barilla Whole Grain because I can enjoy pasta without going off my diet, and it is delicious.

  20. kjasus — March 2, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    i love that it is more nutritious than plain white pasta

  21. Kristin — March 2, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I love the texture it has, plus the feeling of knowing it’s healthier!

  22. I just love the simplicity of this dish! Pairing shrimp with Barilla Whole Grain Pasta is one of my favorite combinations. It cooks fast as does the shrimp so dinner is ready in minutes!

  23. cw — March 3, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love that it has more fiber and that you can’t taste the difference

  24. Johannah B — March 4, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    OI love the fact it’s made with whole grain and that you’d never know it by the flavor!
    Couldn’t ask for more!

  25. Johannah B — March 4, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

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  26. anna pry — March 5, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    i love the extra fiber it puts in my diet
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  27. Amy Tong — March 7, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    What a wonderful recipe. I love Barilla Whole Grain pasta for their extra nutty flavor and nutrition over regular pasta.

  28. Sunshyn V — March 7, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    I love that its healthy and the texture isn’t gritty.

  29. sandra — March 8, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    i like that it still tastes good

  30. Wendy T — March 8, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    I like that it’s a name I can trust.

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  31. MelissaO — March 8, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    I love how flavorful it is. I still haven’t convinced my husband to love it as much, but I do sneak it in when I can.

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  32. Dahbou — March 9, 2012 @ 6:36 am

    I love the fact that it delivers three times the fiber of regular pasta and still tastes delicious!

  33. Devona Fryer — March 9, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I love how healthy it is. It’s a great way to add whole grains to our diet. I love your recipe also.

  34. Debra F — March 10, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I have to admit that I prefer white pasta, but we’ve made the switch and I love that Barilla is a really great source of fiber for our family’s diet….especially for my sons who eat a lot of the wrong foods when left to their own devices.

  35. Michelle — March 12, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    I love that it is easy find in most stores and it is tasty.

  36. meredith — March 13, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    i love the health benefits- and it tastes good too!

  37. Tina M — March 13, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I love the taste

  38. Maggie @ Vittles and Bits — March 15, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    I love that people who are trying to eat less carbs can still enjoy pasta!

  39. Erica Best — March 17, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    I like it’s whole grain and also taste great plus is all natural
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  40. Christina Tong — March 17, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    I love Barilla’s Whole Grain Pasta because it provides more fiber, it is nutritious and delicious. I have been buying the Barilla’s regular pasta for many years and switched to this whole grain once I tried and love it’s texture.


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  42. Ashley Hatten — March 17, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I like that its healthy for my and my kids can’t tell the difference! thanks

  43. Ashley Hatten — March 17, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
  44. Leann Lindeman — March 18, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    Pasta that is good for you AND tastes good! Ya can’t go wrong! I won some of this pasta and have gone thru most of it1 Yummy!

  45. Jessica F — March 20, 2012 @ 12:29 am

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain has way more fiber than regular pasta!

  46. sy — March 23, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    I love the variety of noodles, fast cook time, and the fact it’s whole grain. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
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  47. sy — March 23, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
  48. Jammie — March 24, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    We love the flavor, and the fact it is healthier for you. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

  49. Kerry — March 24, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    I love that it’s healthy and still tastes great!

  50. Gina M Maddox — March 25, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I love that Barilla Whole Grain is all natural and is a great source of fiber. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  51. Gina M Maddox — March 25, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

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  52. Julie — March 26, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    We already use this pasta-love the flavor thanks

  53. Maria Cantu — March 27, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    I love the taste.

  54. angie lilly — March 27, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    I love that its a very well known name brand offering whole grains to the masses. I am a huge proponent of eating whole foods, especially whole grains and have noticed that lots of people have a negative opinion of “health foods.” With the Barilla name comes a guarantee that its going to taste great and hopefully that will get more people to try it and see that eating healthy tastes great!

  55. Carmen — March 28, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    I love how much fiber is in this pasta!

  56. ewhatley — March 29, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    I use Barilla but haven’t tried the whole grain yet. Guess it’s time to get on that train.

  57. ANGEL JACKLYN — March 29, 2012 @ 7:18 pm


  58. ANGEL JACKLYN — March 29, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
  59. Norma — March 30, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    I like that it’s healthier but still tasty!

  60. LAMusing — March 30, 2012 @ 12:13 am

    I love they have a taste guarantee!

  61. Betty C — March 30, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    Barilla has managed to overcome my objections to whole grain pasta. They actually make a pasta that tastes great and is good for my family. Hooray!

  62. Sarah L — March 30, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    I like that it tastes good.
    Thanks for the contest.

  63. Mari — March 30, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    I like that it contains three times more fiber than regular pasta.

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  64. Mari — March 30, 2012 @ 6:15 pm
  65. Anne K — March 30, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    I really think that Barilla makes the best whole grain pasta! It tastes so much like regular, I don’t know how they do it.

    P.S. This recipe looks YUMMMMMM!

  66. Anne K — March 30, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

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