Shrimp Scampi Zoodles


Classic garlicky shrimp scampi gets a low-carb makeover in this easy dinner recipe. Zucchini noodles, also known as "zoodles," are a healthier alternative to traditional pasta—they mimic the texture of pasta while taking on the flavor of whatever sauce you serve them with. Make sure you salt and drain the zoodles, otherwise your final dish will be soupy and the flavor will be diluted.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups


  • 4 to 6 medium zucchini (2 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds), trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • cup dry white wine

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), tails left on, if desired

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Using a spiral vegetable slicer or a vegetable peeler, cut zucchini lengthwise into long, thin strands or strips. Place the zucchini noodles in a colander and toss with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let drain for 15 to 30 minutes, then gently squeeze to remove any excess liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and 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 add lemon juice, parsley, pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir to combine. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and gently toss until hot, about 3 minutes. Pour the shrimp mixture over the zucchini and gently toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan and a squeeze of lemon.

    Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
15g Fat
8g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g 55%
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Vitamin A 930IU 19%
Vitamin C 42mg 47%
Folate 54mcg 14%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 867mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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