Scott & Jon’s Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Review

Scott & Jon's Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

We’d been interested in trying the Scott & Jon’s line of frozen food for some time now. When we discovered they had put out a whole bunch of shrimp-based meals, we knew the time had come to finally check out their offerings.

Our first foray into this line was the Shrimp Alfredo with Penne, which we thought was a decent meal with some killer shrimp but a weirdly textured sauce. So today, as we get ready to taste the Scott & John’s Shrimp Scampi with Linguini, we’re wondering if this will be a repeat of the alfredo. Will there be a weird texture here as well? The only way to find out is to try the meal, so that’s what we’re doing today!

First, of course, we must heat this. The cooking instructions are a cinch. Cut a slit in the wrap, then stick the bowl into the microwave for three and a half minutes. That’s all there is to it.

Scott & Jon's Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

The thing we were the most excited about here was the shrimp. In the last Scott & Jon’s meal we tried, the shrimp was excellent — perhaps the best shrimp we’ve had in a frozen meal. The stuff here is pretty good as well, though for some reason we didn’t find it to be quite as impressive this time around. We’re sure it’s the same stuff, but perhaps we’d just built up our expectations too much by thinking back so fondly on the previous batch of shrimp.

The sauce here doesn’t have that grainy texture that the alfredo had, but it’s really watery. It does taste really good though. It’s a buttery-tasting sauce with just a hint of sweetness to it, and it really brings out the flavor of the shrimp. It’s quite good.

The pasta here is a little bit al dente, which is always a plus, and it’s decorated with a lovely patch of sweet tomatoes. It’s a great combo.

With just 290 calories, this is definitely in the range of the diet-friendly. Plus, the 690 mg of sodium is slightly less than average for a frozen meal (though just barely). It’s definitely good to be eating some low-cal food again after all the pizza we’ve been reviewing lately!

The Scott & Jon’s Shrimp Scampi with Linguini is excellent. We were thrown off a bit at first by the watery sauce, but, just like the package proclaims, the sauce is also very rich. The whole meal is great, and we love every component of it.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen shrimp pasta dish, check out our package scans below.

Scott & Jon's Shrimp Scampi with Linguini
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Melanie Scott
Melanie Scott
5 months ago

I have to disagree with this. I tried to eat this yesterday, and it stank up the entire breakroom. My coworker complained about it. As soon as I pulled it out of the microwave it stank. Somehow the dish tasted worse than it smelled. The noodles tasted like sweaty socks. I love shrimp more than anything, and even the shrimp tasted weird. I couldn’t finish the meal, and it made me afraid to try the other Scott and Jons meals that I have in the freezer. Maybe they’re better. I don’t know if I dare to find out.

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