Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It’s unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi - Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It's unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

I know I’m late to the party but I finally invested in a spiralizer. And I have to say – it’s really the best $15 I’ve ever spent.

Now if you don’t know what a spiralizer is, it’s basically a vegetable slicer, cutting super-thin strips resembling spaghetti strands, creating a healthier, grain-free alternative to standard pasta.

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi - Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It's unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

The texture is amazingly tender with a little bit of bite, and I just love how you can twirl it up like pasta. And it goes beautifully in this buttery, garlicky shrimp scampi with all that vibrant lemon goodness.

Best of all, I don’t have to feel guilty about eating this at all!

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It's unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds (4 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer; stir in zucchini noodles until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.
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Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 214.3 Calories from Fat 77.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 232.7mg 78%
Sodium 338.1mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 7.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 27.0g 54%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

At 4.3 mg per serving, this recipe is high in iron! Combined with the 40 mg of vitamin C to help the iron absorption, this meal is great for someone who is looking to boost their iron status through food.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.