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20 Minute Keto Shrimp Scampi

Light and lemony, Keto Shrimp Scampi is a nice ketogenic lunch or dinner that can be made quickly in under 20 minutes. Easy keto recipes are essential to long-term adherence and overall satisfaction with a low-carb diet.

Zucchini noodles look just like noodles and satisfactorily fulfill the desire for pasta on a keto diet. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and served for a crowd.

What’s Scampi?

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Scampi is a traditional European dish consisting of a certain type of crustacean sauteed in garlic and butter.

There are slight regional differences in Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom, Spain and Norway. Depending on local availability, various crustaceans can be used.

In American cuisine, shrimp and prawns are most common. This keto shrimp scampi uses shrimp.

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Get your Pasta Fix with Keto Shrimp Scampi

Converting grain-based pasta dishes to low-carb alternatives is super easy once you know about appropriate ketogenic pasta alternatives.

Zucchini noodles, or zoodles, are a frequent go-to of mine. I before I bought a spiralizer, I used a vegetable peeler that took a bit longer but worked just as well to make broad, thin pasta like noodles. You’ll see this example in “Summer Squash Linguini” from The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook.

My spiralizer was a $30 investment I made to give a little flair in presentation and inspire my children’s interest in food prep. By far, my favorite aspect of spiralized foods is hearing my 5 year old ask to help wind the crank and watch the veggies transform into oodles of noodles. She gets so excited and looks forward to spiralizing her food.

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20 Minute Shrimp Scampi

Prep this quick and easy dinner in 30 minutes or less! Zucchini noodles make this Shrimp Scampi low-carb and gluten-free. It's a light meal, packed with flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Jessica Haggard
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 222kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 1 pound wild-caught shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds zucchini spiralized, (4 medium-sized)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves chopped

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turns pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken stock and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Stir in zucchini noodles and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Serve immediately, warm. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 303mg101%
Sodium 7985mg347%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 703IU14%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 245mg25%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Responses

  1. Lenois Crosby
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    What is calorie count on this meal per serving?

    • Caitlin Pipe
      | Reply

      Without cheese, it is 213 calories per serving!

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