Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

This shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe is so healthy and flavorful, you’ll never believe it’s low carb and low calorie!

Zucchini noodles are the perfect stand-in for pasta, and they pair perfectly with succulent shrimp scampi.

This is a one-pan meal that is light and fresh, but still filling and satisfying.

Plus, it’s ready in just 30 minutes!

It’s packed with flavor, and the zucchini noodles make it a lighter option than traditional pasta.

So if you’re looking for a quick and healthy dinner option, this shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe is the perfect choice!

Closeup view of Keto Shrimp scampi with noodles on a white plate with a lemon wedge on the side.

Low Carb Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

Ingredients for the zoodle shrimp scampi

– Shrimps: Shrimps, peeled and deveined. I like to use large shrimp for this recipe. If you can’t find large shrimp, you can use medium shrimp or jumbo shrimp instead.

– Olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil. This will be used to sauté the shrimp.

– Butter: I like to use salted butter. This will be used to make the garlic butter sauce.

– Garlic: I like to use fresh garlic for this recipe, but you can also use garlic powder.

– Zucchini noodles: You can either make your own zucchini noodles using a spiralizer, or you can buy them pre-made at the grocery store.

– Shallots: Shallots add a bit of sweetness to the dish. You can also use onion if you prefer. I like to use shallots because the have a more elegant and subtle flavor compared to onions that goes well with shrimps.

– Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice. This will add bright flavor to the dish.

– Fresh parsley: Fresh parsley leaves, for garnish.

– Salt and pepper: Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Top view of Low Carb Keto Shrimp scampi on a white plate with a lemon wedge on the side.

How To Make Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

  1. Preheat a large skillet with olive and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Season shrimps with salt and pepper and add the shrimps to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until they are pink and opaque.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add olive oil and butter.
  5. Once the butter has melted, add garlic, and shallots and sauté until they are fragrant.
  6. Add zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until they are slightly softened.
  7. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss with lemon juice and parsley.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Serve immediately.

Note:

In other to avoid watery zucchini noodles, make sure salt the zucchini noodles before cooking.

Let them rest in a colander for 5-10 minutes, then pat dry with a paper towel.

This will help to remove excess water and make them more flavorful.

Low Carb Keto Shrimp scampi zucchini noodles on a white plate with a lemon wedge on the side.

Is Shrimp Scampi High In Carbs?

The classic shrimp scampi with everyday pasta is high in carbs. A serving of shrimp scampi contains about 48 grams of carbs.

However, this shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe is keto-friendly and only contains 5 grams of carbs per serving.

This zoodle scampi dish is also low in calories.

So if you’re on a low-carb diet or are just looking for a healthier option, this dish is a great choice.

How to Store Low Carb Shrimp Scampi

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

You can also freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat, simply thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in a skillet over medium heat.

Low Carb Keto Shrimp scampi on a white plate with a lemon wedge on the side.

What To Serve With Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

This low carb shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe is so flavorful and satisfying, you won’t even miss the pasta!

But if you’re looking for something to serve on the side, here are some great options:

Brussels sprouts: This side dish would be a great addition to this keto scampi.

Broccoli Salad: A simple broccoli salad with your favorite dressing would be a perfect side dish.

Cauliflower rice: This would be a great side dish to soak up all the delicious garlic butter sauce.

No matter what you serve it with, I’m sure you’ll love this low carb shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe!

I hope you enjoy it!

Low Carb Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles

Low Carb Keto Shrimp scampi on a white plate with a lemon wedge on the side.
Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp Scampi With Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles recipe is so healthy and flavorful, you'll never believe it's low carb and low calorie! A low carb shrimp zoodle scapi with just 5g of carbs per serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lb zucchini noodles
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-salt the zucchini noodles and let them sit in a colander for 5-10 minutes. Pat them dry with a paper towel.

  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and butter.

  3. Add shrimps to the skillet season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until they are pink and opaque.

  4. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

  5. In the same skillet, add garlic, and shallots and sauté until they are fragrant.

  6. Add zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until they are slightly softened.

  7. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss with lemon juice and parsley.

  8. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  9. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 247mgSodium 1183mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 28g

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