Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner

Cook up a classic with a keto twist! Zucchini noodles are the perfect pasta replacement in this simple Shrimp Scampi With Zoodles. Minced garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, savory chicken broth and zesty lemon juice add big flavor and brightness to the rich, buttery sauce. While the flavor is out of this world, the best part about this dish is definitely the simplicity. Because it’s ready for the dinner table in only a few short minutes, you can whip up this pasta dinner with minimal effort after a long, busy day.

zoodlesOne serving of this Shrimp Scampi With Zoodles contains 236 calories and six grams of net carbs. You can log it into your daily food journal as one Protein, one Vegetable and half of a Healthy Fat on the South Beach Diet program. If you haven’t started a food journal yet and aren’t sure where to start, be sure to try out the South Beach Diet Tracker App! It fits perfectly with your South Beach Diet meal plan and provides an organized place to keep track of your food, water, macros and exercise. Learn more about our FREE online tracking app. >

To make this healthy seafood recipe, get started by melting unsalted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the shrimp for about two to three minutes per side. Once the shrimp is pink, transfer them to a plate and set it aside. Add broth and lemon juice to the pan and bring it to a simmer. Stir in the zucchini noodles and return the shrimp to the pan. Continue cooking for about two minutes, until the zucchini becomes crisp-tender. Top your shrimp scampi with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.

Healthy Hacks: Not a fan of zucchini? Not a problem! There are plenty of other low carb pasta swaps that fit into your keto friendly diet. Check out the link below for nine of our favorites!:

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Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 0.5 Healthy Fat
  • 1 Protein
  • 1 Vegetables


  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. tail-on large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 ½ lb. zucchini noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink.
  3. Transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add broth and lemon juice to the pan. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Stir in zucchini noodles and return shrimp to pan. Cook 1-2 minutes, until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  6. Top with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.