Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

By Rena |

This Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Recipe is a quick, easy, low carb, tasty meal that’s lightened up with a delicious lemon butter sauce. This Scampi recipe pairs well with zucchini noodles to make the perfect keto-friendly meal the whole family can enjoy.

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles on a white plate.

Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Recipe

So much we could say about this quick to make, Low Carb Shrimp Scampi zoodles recipe. The fact that we made it with zucchini noodles instead of pasta says a lot about this dish. Cut down on the carbs tremendously for a keto-friendly dish that’s filling and delicious. But those who are looking for low carb meals will love this easy Shrimp Scampi recipe.

Also, if you’re looking for more shrimp recipes, why not also try my Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Dip and my Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet!

why you’ll love this shrimp scampi zoodles

  • A healthy shrimp recipe. This homemade shrimp scampi recipe is made without wine. Instead, we used broth and lemon juice.
  • Low carb noodles! Zoodles are a hearty alternative to pasta and take on flavors so well.
  • An easy shrimp recipe. This is so simple to make! Only a handful of ingredients, it goes from pantry to table in 30 mins.

ingredients you’ll need

These are just a list of the ingredients you will need to make this shrimp scampi recipe. The full measurements will be found further down below.

  • Shrimp
  • Zucchini
  • Butter or Olive Oil
  • Seasoning – Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper
  • Chicken Broth
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Parsley

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP SCAMPI ZOODLES

We have a video on how to make this keto shrimp scampi. Take a quick look at the video for easy how to step by step.

  • First, cook the shrimp – In a skillet with butter, cook your seasoned shrimp over a high heat for 2-3 mins.
  • Next, combine- Add garlic, broth and zoodles to the pan, stir for 3-4 mins, season.
  • Finally, garnish, serve, and enjoy!
top down shot of Shrimp Scampi Zoodles in a skillet.

recipe notes and tips

  • Use a spiralizer for best zoodle results!
  • Make sure you have spiralized the zucchini into zoodles before you get started.
  • Don’t overcook the shrimp! They are done when they turn an opaque pink and form a ‘C’ shape.
  • If you want to dip your toe into zoodles, you can always do a 50/50 mix of zoodles and whole wheat pasta. You’ll have to cook the whole wheat pasta prior to the rest of the recipe.
  • Add some crushed chili flakes for a kick of heat.
  • Cut the zoodles into 6-inch lengths so they are easier to eat.
  • Don’t overcook the zoodles or they will become too watery.
  • For an extra Italian twist, sprinkle on some Parmesan before serving.
  • Top with parsley for a pop of freshness.
  • Serve immediately.

How do you thicken Shrimp Scampi Sauce

Similarly, if you are making this keto shrimp scampi recipe and you are one of those that prefer the sauce to be on the thick side, you can add a bit of cornstarch to the sauce mix. Mix the corn starch either with the melted butter or dissolve about 1 tsp of cornstarch with cold water and add it in.

close up of shrimp on zucchini noodles.

What to serve with Shrimp Scampi

It is typically served over some sort of pasta or for a low carb option zoodles (zucchini noodles ). You may also serve your shrimp scampi recipe with side dishes like grilled veggies, quinoa, or cauliflower rice. Also, try it as an appetizer with slices of whole-grain bread. Also, another great option would be to add them over this cauliflower mash.

What is shrimp scampi sauce made of

The main ingredients of scampi sauce are garlic, butter, and lemon. Alternatively, some add in some white wine or some sort of broth.

What kind of broth used for shrimp scampi

Broths that can be used for shrimp scampi can be white wine, chicken broth, or vegetable broth. The sauce base is made of butter, garlic, and lemons.

overhead shot of shrimp in a silver skillet.

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overhead shot of shrimp in a silver skillet.

Keto Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Recipe

Zucchini noodles topped with garlic shrimp in a light sauce.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Zucchini spiralized
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or olive oil
  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Italian seasoning (or equal parts dried garlic, oregano, and basil)
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the shrimp, along with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the chicken broth to the pan.
  • Add the zucchini noodles to the pan
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until zucchini noodles are just tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the top of the shrimp and zoodles. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Video

Notes

  • Use a spiralizer for best zoodle results!
  • Make sure you have spiralized the zucchini into zoodles before you get started.
  • If you want to dip your toe into zoodles, you can always do a 50/50 mix of zoodles and whole wheat pasta. You’ll have to cook the whole wheat pasta prior to the rest of the recipe.
  • Add some crushed chili flakes for a kick of heat.
  • Cut the zoodles into 6-inch lengths so they are easier to eat.
  • Don’t overcook the zoodles or they will become too watery.
  • For an extra Italian twist, sprinkle on some Parmesan before serving.
  • Top with parsley for a pop of freshness.
  • Serve immediately.
 
 
 
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1292mg | Sodium: 4069mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 46.9mg | Calcium: 509mg | Iron: 9.5mg
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  1. Eco life Master says

    5 stars
    I have never added a protein to my zoodles! I am going to try Tofu or a Vegtable protein next time I make them.

    Thanks

  2. Amy says

    4 stars
    Really good! Used for Whole 30 meal so used chicken bone broth, clarified butter and no corn starch- so liquid was pretty thin but very tasty! I need to get better at cooking time for zucchini noodles- they get mushy quick,…Next time will be even better. 🙂

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