Shrimp Scampi Fritta Recipe (Olive Garden Copycat)

by Alyona's Cooking

Shrimp Scampi Fritta is one of my favorite Olive Garden appetizers! This 3-ingredient copycat recipe is super easy to throw together!

Shrimp Scampi Fritta 

This fried shrimp is so good! Olive Garden serves the Shrimp Scampi Fritta in two different flavors (Spicy & Classic) and it makes for one of the best tasting shrimp dishes! You’d be lucky if it lasts long but serving it as an appetizer, lunch, or as a tasty dinner side are all the formal uses of it. This is literally a 3-ingredient recipe which is super easy to make and I’ll be covering tips and homemade alternatives to the shortcuts I took! You need this fried shrimp recipe!

What’s the Spicy Shrimp Scampi Fritta like?

Spicy shrimp scampi fritta is a fried shrimp appetizer drizzled with a spicy pepper sauce (also known as sweet chili sauce.)

How does the Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta taste?

The classic version is coated with a garlic and white wine butter sauce and is not spicy.

How can I serve Shrimp Scampi Fritta?

Serve it alone as an appetizer, lunch or on top of pasta for dinner!

How can I make homemade fried shrimp batter? 

To make your own fried shrimp breading you can use  homemade bisquick, seasoned flour, or cornstarch. And if you want a thicker coating simply dip or add an egg to your breading!

Tips for fried shrimp:

  • Drain water off your shrimp but leave them moistened for the breading to stick on well.
  • Let breading set into shrimps and get sticky, those parts come out crispiest!
  • Deep fry or use a good layer of oil.
  • Fry until shrimps start shrinking in size to about have way.
  • Dip shrimp into beaten eggs or add an egg to the breading for a thicker breading.

Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi Fritta:

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Shrimp Scampi Fritta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Shrimp Scampi Fritta is one of my favorite Olive Garden appetizers! This 3-ingredient copycat recipe is super easy to throw together!
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Shrimp Scampi Fritta

  • 16 oz Raw Large shrimp thawed, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup House Autry Seafood Breader
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce


How to make Shrimp Scampi Fritta

  • Place breading into a large zip-bag and toss shrimp to coat. Set aside.
  • Preheat 1 cup of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry shrimp 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden and shrunken in size.
  • Drizzle with sweet chili sauce before serving.


  • Can substitute 1/2 cup of flour, cornstarch or a mixture of cornmeal and flour for the seafood breader. Season with spices to taste. Homemade bisquick will also work as a breading. 
  • Dip shrimp into a beaten egg before breading for a thicker coat of breading or beat an egg into the batter with an addition of water if needed for a fluffier batter. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 644mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Scampi Fritta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 644mg28%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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