Lighter Baked Shrimp Scampi


Shrimp scampi is a classic, but decadent dish typically made with lots of butter and served over high-carb pasta or white rice. This version lightens things up a bit and is quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • teaspoon ground paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup crushed garlic croutons

  • 3 cups frozen riced cauliflower (such as Green Giant®)

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place shrimp in a shallow baking dish.

  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallot, and olive oil and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over shrimp and sprinkle with crushed croutons.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 9 to 11 minutes; do not overcook.

  4. While shrimp is cooking, place riced cauliflower in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 5 minutes.

  5. Serve shrimp over riced cauliflower. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
7g Fat
27g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 180mg 60%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 97mg 486%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 380mg 8%

* 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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