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Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

This healthier take on shrimp pasta swaps in low-calorie zucchini noodles instead of pasta. Better yet, the fresh garlic quickly infuses the shrimp with mouthwatering flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp zucchini noodles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 240 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. +1 tsp. olive oil
  • 40 medium shrimp raw, deveined, approx. 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • 8 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 8 small zucchini spiralized
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add shrimp and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque and firm.

  3. Add zucchini noodles; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.

  4. Season with salt and pepper (if desired).

  5. Evenly divide zucchini mixture between four serving plates; serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

  • A spiralizer is an inexpensive tool that cuts fresh veggies into noodles. You can use a spiralizer to cut the zucchini in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have a spiralizer, using a vegetable peeler, cut each zucchini into lengthwise strips about ⅛-inch thick. Turn zucchini slightly after cutting each strip to work evenly around the outside, stopping when you hit the seeds at the core. Discard cores. Cut slices lengthwise into ½-inch ribbons.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

 
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1.25 cups)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 217mg72%
Sodium 735mg32%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.