Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two

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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It’s also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!Shrimp Scampi Zoodle

Ever since buying my FAVORITE cooking gadget, the Inspiralizer I was hooked! I’ve been swapping pasta for zucchini noodles ever since. It’s the easiest way to make zucchini noodles, cucumber noodles, sweet potato spirals, spiralized beets and more! Prior to owning one, I used my mandolin but it’s so much quicker and easier (and safer) with this fun gadget – you NEED one!!

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!

I took a break from zoodles for a few months because I may have over-did it this summer, but now that it’s January I dusted off my spiralizer and have been making them all week.

Tips on how to make perfect zucchini noodles:

  • Cut the noodles into 6 inch lengths so they are easier to eat.
  • Don’t cook the zucchini longer than 2 minutes or it will become watery. I usually cook it 1-1/2 minutes so they stay firm
    yet warm. You can even eat it raw, like in this awesome Raw Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame.

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!

Zucchini noodles are also great in Asian dishes, try this Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles, under 300 calories! And if you love shrimp scampi, I think you’ll love these Shrimp Scampi Tacos!

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
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Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two

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161 Cals 11 Protein 13 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, about 7 oz each
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, or olive oil for Whole30
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 minced garlic cloves, divided
  • 12 large peeled and deveined shrimp, about 6.5 oz
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp hot red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Use a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade or a spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles. Cut the strips into 6 to 8-inch strips.
  • In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, kosher salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil and garlic to the skillet, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles, kosher salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Remove from the heat, add the shrimp, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.
  • Makes 2 servings. 6 shrimp, half the noodles.

Nutrition

Serving: 6shrimp, 1 zucchini, Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 76mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4
Keywords: shrimp and zoodles, shrimp scampi, Shrimp Scampi Zoodles, zucchini noodles
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two, a delicious garlic shrimp and lemon dish over zucchini noodles is an EASY low-carb dish that takes less than 20 minutes! It's also gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto!
Shrimp Scampi Zoodles for Two – a quick and easy spiralized meal!

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104 comments

  1. Thank the seafood gods you did not sprinkle parmesan cheese on this deeluscious dish! I loved zoodles and NOW I love Shrimp Scampi.

  2. Barely edible, cut lemon by 2/3 and double crushed red pepper, that would make this recipe only ok.

  3. I used a half of a bar of cream cheese in this recipe and it was delicious too.

  4. I’ve had this recipe for a while and hesitated to make it, my experience with zoodles wasn’t great. I’m sooooo happy I made it. Absolutely freakin delicious!!! I came close to licking the plate. Seriously good and easy!!

  5. Loved this! I had several large zucchinis left from my local farmer’s market, and this was the perfect way to use them. Absolutely delicious! I will definitely make this again. Thank you!

  6. I have eliminated the watery problem with spiralized zucchini. After cutting it, I lay it out on trays lined with cotton tea towels, or paper towels. I leave it all day, or overnight. If the towels get quite wet I change them once mid way. I make quite a bit because it’s quick and easy to do so, and stored in bags it will last more than a week. No more watery recipes.
    Scampi is my favorite! This recipe has everything going for it, low points, fresh wonderful taste and ease. Thanks

  7. This was AMAZING

  8. I’m making; this for the second time. Flavor is really good and since I don’t eat hot or spicy foods, it had just enough kick. My guy doesn’t like zucchini, but he does like Zoodles…I probably won’t tell him what it is!

  9. This looks amazing! WIll make it tonight.

  10. Delicious

  11. Made this tonight. Will definitely make it again with less lemon juice. 3T was 1-1/2 lemons. Next time I will use juice of one lemon. Otherwise another great recipe, Gina!!!

  12. I made this last night and it is ridiculously good! I agree with others saying they couldn’t eat it fast enough.  Thank you Gina for all your wonderful recipes.  

  13. This was so easy to prepare . My family loved it!!

  14. Just thought I would let you know that we just had this dish for dinner and we loved it.  I did make one small change which was to combine the zoodles with some spiralized butter nut squash.  We topped it with some fresh grated Parmesan and devoured our dinners.  This is so quick and easy to prepare, has nice colourful presentation and best of all tastes great!  Thanks for sharing.  This one is a keeper??

  15. Made it tonight and I loved it!!!!

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  17. This is one of my favorites! First time I made separate spaghetti noodles (for the husband) and zoodles for myself. The next time he asked for the zoodle version! The garlic buttery taste is so good.  

  18. This was great!  Be careful not to overcook the zoodles or they will turn mushy.
    I make my zoodles early in the day and then let them dry on the counter.  I learned that trick from a Kiwi.

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  23. Just had this tonight and it was very tasty! I used a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes. Great tip for only cooking the zucchini zoodles no more than 2 minutes. They were the perfect. This one is a keeper!

  24. Great meal! Easy to make light and filling! I am speechless!!! Love it!!!

  25. Sonoma williams has the 4 blade Pardeno spiralizer for $29.99 and free ship through 3/17/17. For some reaso no returns on this sale. It is normally $49.99.

  26. Can i used frozen shrimp?

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  30. I just made this for the first time and we absolutely loved it! So easy and so tasty. Thank you!!

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  33. Excellent!

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  35. This is delicious! I have made it twice. Easy to prepare and so fresh. Love this stuff!

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  37. Added a little shredded Parmesan and that really made it perfect. I’m surprised how much I liked this. Tastes very fresh and light. Perfect summer meal!

  38. I love zoodles and all of your recipes. I finally made this shrimp scampi. Delicious, quick and easy. YUM!! Who needs pasta?!?!

  39. I don’t own a spiralizer..yet, but made my own doodles with a vegetable peeler and a paring knife. It was a lot of work but so worth it with this dish! Amazing! So yum! And so easy!! Thank you! 

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  42. This….was….incredible!  So good!

  43. Sounds delicious! Could I use this recipe for meal prepping? How long will the freshness last in the fridge?

    • I don’t like to leave shrimp too long in the fridge. Overnight would be ok but it’s best eaten right after it’s cooked.

  44. I recently made this and it was AMAZING!! I honestly couldn’t even talk during dinner because I was enjoying my food too much! I can’t wait to make it again. It was super fast and easy. Only next time I’ll take it easy on the red pepper flakes..I added more than the recipe and it turned out a bit too spicy for me. Still delicious though! Thank you for posting the recipe! 

  45. Hi Gina! I'm not a big zuchinni person but I'm looking for a shrimp scampi recipe. Would you cook the shrimp the same way if you were putting over whole grain pasta instead?

    Thanks!

    • I hate zucchini but I made this exact recipe and it was incredibly delicious! Give it a try with the zucchini, you won’t even realize it isn’t real noodles 🙂 

  46. I found this on Instagram as I saw a beautiful image… I just made it for dinner and HOLY COW it was tasty and filling (and easy to make)! Thank you – I'll be trawling the rest of your recipes now 🙂

  47. This was fantastic! So easy to make and delicious. I just joined WeightWatchers and this was a great addition to my growing list of meals. One question, I put this recipe into the recipe builder so I could save it and make it easier to track the points, and it gave this 3 points instead of 4. Thank you so much for your recipes — you are my main go-to for great meals that the whole family loves!

  48. Got a spiralizer for Christmas and made this tonight for the first time – LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  49. I had some leftover shrimp cocktail from Christmas I wanted to use up, so I tried this (just skipped the shrimp cooking step and tossed it in after the zoodles). So good! I haven't perfected zoodles yet – they always seem a little mushy compared to how yours look, but it still tastes good! I made up for the ugly by topping with a bit of grated Parmesan. 😉

  50. Have made this now 3 times and each time we love it! Earth Fare had Key West Shrimp on sale and they were perfect for this dish. The sweetness of the shrimp balance so nicely against the lemon and heat from the red pepper. It is on our regular rotation now! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

  51. Would this recipe work with scallops

  52. Okay, we just ate this and I was not happy with how it turned out. Much too lemony (I usually love lemon!). I feel the red pepper flakes would have helped balance this out, but hubby didn't want the red pepper, so we omitted. Second mistake was using light olive oil. EVOO would've given it more flavor. Last, we were lazy and used fully cooked frozen shrimp. Eh. Just not the same. I feel I did your beautiful recipe an injustice. Next time we will follow the recipe to a T!

  53. I went gluten free for health reasons a good few years ago but recently started the whole30 with my husband. I cannot wait to make these Zoodles tonight!

  54. I made the zoodle portion of this recipe to go with a leftover parmesan chicken breast – it was delicious!! This was my first time using the spiralizer, and I need to finesse my technique, but I see lots of zoodles in my future! So quick too!

  55. Made this for dinner and it was amazing!! Added some diced onion, basil and a bit of parmesan cheese at the end. Did not miss the pasta one bit! YUM!

  56. Amazing once again! I love that every recipe I try on your site is delicious and healthy! There's always so much flavor! This is one of my new favorites, especially for the spring!!

  57. I received a Spiralizer for Christmas. This looks delicious! Can't wait to make this!

  58. Zoodles! Best thing ever. Looking forward to making this recipe!

  59. this was great! my first experience with zoodles. I ordered the veggetti spiralizer because it as cheap on amazon and it worked great! this was easy, healthy and satisfying! thanks!

  60. I can't wait to try this! Your site is my go to place for planning my weekly meals. Thanks so much for all you share. I love the cook book too!

  61. This was so good. Teenage son loved it, husband loved it, I loved it. Made the recipe exactly as written and it was perfect.

  62. This was delicious and so easy! I am adding it to my "go to" recipe list!

  63. This is very tasty. Here's an easy way to make the noodles bite-sized instead of three feet long: Before putting the zucchini on the spiralizer, make one knife cut the length of it, halfway through. In other words, on the radius. Each turn of the crank will yield one curl of the zucchini.

  64. Love it! Bought the Paderno
    Made zoo does with shrimp last night
    Delish easy healthy pretty!

  65. Purchased my Paderno last week it arrived Monday and I am making this recipe tonight, can't wait!!!

  66. Made this last night…delicious…even my husband who normally eats pasta when I eat zoodles LOVED it! OMG! thanks

  67. It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.
    Happy new year!
    www.trangscorner.com

  68. OMG, the entire family loved this!!

  69. This was fantastic! I also added Cherry Tomoatoes.

  70. Well if I can talk Mom into eating Shrimp, Mom's least favorite seafood, with me I'll have to try it this week. She will do it, for me…

    • Donna again, Finally made this tonight and we love it. I had mine as messy ribbons and thin rounds. I am in a power wheelchair and have poor upper arm strength so if I were to buy a Paderno would I have an easy go of using it? Is the Spiralizer easy to use? What would be my best route to go with this. Also would I have much more use of either other than on the squash family of veggies? Thanks for the info.

  71. Ever since I bought the Spiralizer, I've been making all your recipes…seriously yummy and healthy. Also, 4 of my friends purchased the Spiralizer as well….thanks

  72. @skinnytaste Gina, hello I just got the Microplane the original spiral cutter. Its ok but I was wondering if you could recommend a better one. Thank u

  73. The more cooking tips online I am finding the more I am learning about cooking. It is always a good idea to write down such tips or putting them on a computer.

  74. Shrimp Scampi Zoodles are the perfect match. I can not wait to try.

  75. OK, I'm hooked….but which one do I buy…3 blade, 4 blade or "Pro?"

  76. I just ran out and purchased your book today. I had seen your site mentioned on a website and had to check it out. For so many years I had set the news years resolution to lose weight, but this year I vowed to eat healthier. So tomorrow I will be putting together the shrimp scampi zoodles. I love the book, and so happy it has desserts in it to fix the sweet tooth!
    Colleen

  77. I'm with you Emily, zoodles for 2015! I've got to get that Paderno everyone is talking about.

  78. This looks and sounds delicious! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  79. I just got one for Christmas and this recipe got me to actually put it together. Going to the Farmers' market later for Zucchini. I've made zoodles using my mandolin; it's a bit of work but it can be done. I'm sure my new Paderno will be much easier

  80. I just got the spiralizer AND your cookbook this week. I am SO excited to try this recipe!!! LOOKS DIVINE!

  81. One of my 2015 goals is to make zucchini noodles. This dish looks fabulous!

  82. Mmm loving the flavours here, but don't have the amazing gadget, so would probably swap zoodles for noodles 😛 I hope the new year has treated you well so far 😀 Looking forward to see what more delicious dishes you'll make 🙂 x

  83. I've tried using my mandolin to make zoodles, and it's a bit of a chore. I wish I had a Paderno!! And this food. 🙂

  84. You're the reason I own a Paderno and for that I say **THANK YOU!!!!!!**

    I'm definitely making this soon!

  85. I received a Paderno for Christmas. My son gave me the one that has a reversible handle since I am left handed. Maybe I'm a klutz but I could not navigate my sisters model who is right handed. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thank you Gina.

    • Funny, didn't know they made it for lefties.

    • the description was best stated on the Williams Sonoma site but I it was purchased from Amazon as a Deal of the Day. Love that free shipping!

      "Handle can be turned to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed user"

  86. yum! Great post and recipe! I WILL be making this, this week!

  87. Love my PADERNO SPIRALIZER. this looks fantastic too!!!

  88. Yum!! can't wait for my spiraliser to arrive!!

  89. Do you recommend the basic or pro spiralizer? Can't wait to try this recipe!

    • I have the 3 blade, but the 4 blade looks great too. I think I need that now!

    • I just "upgraded" from my dearly loved 3-blade to the new 4-blade model. Both work great, but I like the 4-blade best because it all snaps together in a neat rectangle that is much easier to store on my counter. It also eliminates the cores, which is great, but it is a little more difficult keeping the veggies centered as you spiralize.

  90. Oh man, this looks incredible! On the list for this week!