Garlic Shrimp zucchini noodles are a fantastic way to enjoy shrimp scampi pasta dinner because there’s less carbs and starch. It’s the perfect weeknight dish because it’s loaded with flavor and protein. And because it’s so low carb, you won’t miss the starchy pasta.

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Garlic Shrimp Scampi Zucchini Noodles

First of all, eating with healthy zucchini noodles is not new to our repertoire because we’re super obsessed with zoodles. Second of all, we absolutely love creating zoodle recipes because not only are they low fat and healthier, but they’re just darn delicious! We don’t miss all that starch pasta and there’s so much less calories and guilt even when we decide to add extra cheese. Today we made a fantastic version of shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles and it was a hit! Oh goodness, this is so easy to make and it’s all in a one pot, basically a skillet zucchini noodles with garlic shrimp.

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All the flavors and textures in our garlic shrimp zucchini noodles are fantastic and everyone in the test kitchen devoured this with delicious pleasure. It truly is shrimp scampi without all the extra carbs. Overall, here’s no sacrifice for flavor because the zucchini noodles absorb the flavors wonderfully and every bite is wonderful.

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Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

See post for additional recipe details. We used a Spiralizer to create the zucchini noodles.
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  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 pound (454 g) shrimp , shelled and de-veined
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) butter (or olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup (75 g) parmesan cheese (approximately)
  • kosher salt or sea salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) red chili flakes
  • Lemon wedges , optional



  • Cut zucchini into spirals or noodle strands using the vegetable spiralizer or julienne peeler. Set aside noodles.
  • Heat large pan on medium-high heat. Melt butter/olive oil, then add garlic and shrimp. Cook shrimp until pink and cooked through. Don't let the garlic burn.
  • Add zucchini noodles and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Zucchini noodles cook really fast, so taste a strand as you cook and decide how firm or "al-dente" you want the zucchini. Don't overcook the zucchini noodles or else they'll become mush.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add parmesan cheese, squeeze some lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper to taste. Add chili flakes then serve warm.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 257kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 313mg, Sodium: 1241mg, Potassium: 372mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 555IU, Vitamin C: 22.9mg, Calcium: 406mg, Iron: 2.9mg

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