Give buttery shrimp scampi a healthy update with delicately sweet spaghetti squash. The parsley-flecked squash "noodles" slash calories, add fiber and leave this classic dish still plenty decadent.

Hilary Meyer
Source:, July 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place squash halves, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves, cut-side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes. You can also cook the squash in a pressure cooker/multicooker; see Tip.)

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Carefully add wine and bring to a simmer. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

  • Use a fork to scrape the squash flesh from the shells into a medium bowl. Add parsley, butter, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir to combine. Serve the shrimp over the spaghetti squash. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve with a lemon wedge.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 26.7g 54% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 17.1g 26% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; cholesterol 191.2mg 64% DV; vitamin a iu 1006.8IU 20% DV; vitamin c 17.2mg 29% DV; folate 30mcg 8% DV; calcium 181.9mg 18% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 75.4mg 27% DV; potassium 538.7mg 15% DV; sodium 590.6mg 24% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

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Rating: 3 stars
Flavor was just ok nothing special Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great dish! I baked the squash instead of microwaving it. It came out wonderfully and was much "lighter" than a standard shrimp/pasta dish. Read More