Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

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286 CALORIES 15g CARBS 10g FAT 38g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(7 PointsPlus®)

I have fond memories of going to our favorite local Italian restaurant as a kid and loving, like seriously loving, the shrimp scampi they served.  Unfortunately for my parents, we basically refused to order from the kids menu growing up.  While my cousins ordered plain spaghetti or more likely a side of mashed potatoes, my parents watched in shock as we ordered seafood or steak, and I always ordered their shrimp scampi.  It was buttery and garlicky and delicious. 

So when I wanted to recreate a lower calorie and lower carb version at home, I used that dish as inspiration.  It had to have butter, lots of shrimp, lots of garlic, and some Parmesan to finish things off.  I used zucchini noodles since they pair well with the flavors and add great color but spaghetti squash would work as well. 

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The Recipe

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 4 U zucchini
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1.33 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 U lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves

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Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer, peeler, or knife, cut the zucchini into noodles.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet.
  3. Add the shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, shallot, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes until shrimp is just pink
  4. Add the chicken broth and lemon juice. Once simmering, add the zucchini noodles. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 6g
26%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 263mg
88%
Sodium 337mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 10g
Protein 38g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
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6 Comments
On Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
September 14, 2018 - 12:20
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Awesome and easy
February 3, 2017 - 14:51
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Delicious....
February 2, 2017 - 20:13
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Well this looks like something my husband would love. Does anyone know if it will freeze well? Can't rate it yet as we haven't tried it.
October 15, 2016 - 19:30
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Fantastic!! Prepare it over and over again!!
April 3, 2016 - 13:32
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This is one of my favorites. It's easy and quick to make and has so much flavor. It has a freshness that is perfect in spring and summer.
December 14, 2015 - 20:03
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This recipe is delicious and so easy to make.
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