Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash


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.

close up view of Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash, garnished with fresh herbs, on a plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
47 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
3 servings


  • 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

  • ½ 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
29g Fat
16g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 40mg 200%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 468mg 10%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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