Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

Seafood Shellfish Shrimp

A great low-carb, paleo, clean eating recipe for shrimp scampi where noodles are substituted with spaghetti squash. If you prepare the spaghetti sqash in advance, it is ready in minutes.

Servings per recipe: 3
Calories per serving: 417
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 57m


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season spaghetti squash with salt and pepper and place cut side down on the baking sheet.
  • 2   Bake in the preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool until easily handled. Scrape insides of squash into spaghetti strands with a fork.
  • 3   Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Saute shrimp until pink, tossing often to prevent burning, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add spaghetti squash strands. Mix in lemon juice and zest. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 29.3g 45%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 16.1g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Protein 26.5g 53%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 701IU  
Vitamin C 40mg  
Calcium 115mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 11mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 65mg  
Folate 30mcg