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Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

Super skinny, super low carb zucchini noodles recipe! Made in less than 30 minutes! It’s so flavorful, you won’t even miss the pasta here!

Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles - Super skinny, super low carb! Made in less than 30 minutes! It's so flavorful, you won't even miss the pasta here!

Who’s ready for that summer diet?

Yeah, me neither. My wedding diet went out the window months ago so I probably won’t get around to that summer diet either.

But, I can definitely incorporate some zucchini noodles here instead of that carb-loaded pasta without compromising any kind of taste or flavor.

Really.

I mean, hello, it’s low-carb goodness! And we have garlicky, buttery zucchini noodles topped with the most perfect pan-seared lemon garlic shrimp.

So no, we’re not calling this diet food. It’s just super skinny and super buttery and super quick with the shortest ingredient list of all.

Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

Super skinny, super low carb! Made in less than 30 minutes! It’s so flavorful, you won’t even miss the pasta here!

15 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 pound (3 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized*
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cloves garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in zucchini noodles until just tender, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add remaining 2 cloves garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and parsley.
  5. Serve immediately with zucchini noodles.

Notes:

*This is the spiral slicer that I use. It’s so easy to use – it honestly just takes minutes to spiralize!

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38 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beyond easy and so delicious!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve made this recipe twice now. Once with the frozen zoodles, and again with the fresh ones after buying a spiralizer. Will definitely only use the fresh ones, less soggy. I did use frozen shrimp that I thawed, and it came out just fine. Will be keeping this in my cooking rotation since its so fast and easy, and tastes delicious!

  3. Can this be made a head of time
    And frozen

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is excellent!!  

  5. Does anyone have the recipe to this? I just saw it the other day and went to make it last night and I couldn’t find the recipe. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    nMade this tonight for my husband and myself. It was delicious!! Wouldn’t change a thing!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy and fun to make.  I love that it is low carb.  Thanks for another great recipe.

  8. Can anyone tell me how I would change this recipe for frozen shrimp and frozen zucchini? I’m making it tonight and I’m not a great cook.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy and delicious ! 

  10. Looks delish! No nutritional info included 🙁

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick and easy. Meal prep greatness

  12. This was an amazing meal I added smoke sausage, red and green peppers… sooo good. I don’t eat zucchini 

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Recipe is very good. The 1st time I made it just like this recipe & the 2nd time I added fresh mushrooms, little white wine & a few fresh pieces of tomato. Tasted really good, family enjoyed it.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe!! I added artichoke quarters & halved cherry tomatoes that I had on hand.  No one missed the real pasta!  

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    WOW!   Fantastic recipe.  Extremely  flavourful.  Added small tomatoes for colour.  

  16. What is the calories. 

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”). Hope that helps!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent! I calculated on Weight Watchers and a serving was only 3 Smart Points!

  18. Rated 4 out of 5

    I made this and added fresh peas. My husband loved it and he was surprised the noodles were zucchini. Trick/hint: drain the noodles in a colander after cooking them and be careful not to overcook. I highly recommend the Kitchenaid attachment spiralizer

  19. This looks so delicious and I’m excited to be making it this week! Could you tell me the macros for one serving, as I’m currently doing keto. Thanks for the recipe:)

    • Hi Dana! Nutritional information is provided only for select recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”). Hope that helps!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved the garlic shrimp zucchini noodle dish!  Even my husband liked it.  Will be making it often.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Super excited to try these meals!!! Thank you

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious, healthy, quick, and easy to make! This is the first recipe I try from your site and I’m in love with it. Definitely will make again and try more of your recipes.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’m from the Midwest which is steak and potato country. Luckily I have had the chance to travel to several foreign countries and try the local meals. Seams everyone is trying to eat healthier. My wife was surprised when I told her about this dish. I like shrimp and I like zucchini so gave it a try. Prep time is fast and easy along with cooking time. It turned out great and most importantly the wife said I could make it again.

    ** I have tried several of your recipes and wanted to say thank you. I was in Korea and learned to make a great bulgogi and rice.

  24. My mother has become a big fan of these zucchini noodles dishes so I’ll make sure to give her the recipe. She always makes them with tomato sauce or fried tofu. That would bring a nice change !