Garlic Shrimp and Zoodles Skinny Scampi

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: August 20th, 2021

Zucchini noodles, aka zoodles, are a fresh, colorful and fun work-around to the gluten and carbs in traditional pasta. This garlic shrimp dish also ditches butter in favor of olive oil, and it’s bursting with flavor with its healthy mix of Italian spices. For a hint of cheesy-ness, try sprinkling on a little vegan Parmesan. It’s a quick, protein-packed and thoroughly satisfying skinny twist on scampi.

Tips to avoid soggy zoodles: Keep the skin on your zucchini when spiralizing, and pat the zoodles dry with paper towels. Don’t overcook! Zucchini noodles cook quickly, taking just 2 to 3 minutes to warm up in a hot pan. Zoodles should be cooked al dente – just like pasta.Easy Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp & Cherry Tomatoes in Skillet on Wood Counter |

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Garlic Shrimp and Zoodles Skinny Scampi

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 237 kcal



  1. In bowl, combine basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme and red pepper flakes. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  2. In large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp. oil and sauté garlic until fragrant. Add shrimp and spices, season with salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute per side or until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp. oil to pan along with zucchini and tomatoes; season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat.
  4. Return cooked shrimp to pan and mix together.

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp and Zoodles Skinny Scampi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 786mg22%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 644IU13%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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