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Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles

Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles - a lightened, low-carb, wine-free version of a delicious traditional dish.
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 272kcal


  • 6 small zucchini or approx. 1 1/2 lbs
  • 1 lb large wild caught shrimp peeled and deveined*, 16-20
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/8 tsp salt more or less, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter light or regular**
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth or regular
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved, 12 cherry tomatoes


  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly chopped parsley


  • Place a large pan over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil - heat until butter has melted and mixed with the olive oil.
  • Once melted, add the onion and allow to sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion has become translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • While both are sautéing, combine the shrimp and seasonings together in a bowl, tossing to evenly coat all shrimp.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan, stir and allow to cook 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp has turned pink. Stir in the chicken stock and squeeze the lemon juice over the pan and stir.
  • Add in the zucchini noodles and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. I added a pinch of both.
  • Allow the zucchini to cook 3-4 minutes, then add the tomato halves and stir. Once the tomatoes skins have begun to wrinkle, stir in the 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. All to simmer on low for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.***
  • Serve garnished with additional parmesan and parsley, if desired.


*You can opt to leave the tail on if you'd like to be fancy!
**I used Earth Balance Organic Spread
***If you would prefer softer noodles, allow them to cook a little longer than the 3-4 minutes stated. Firmness of the zoodles is entirely up to your preference.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 18.1g | Fat: 13.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 161.2mg | Sodium: 419.6mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 6.7g