Low Carb Shrimp Scampi recipe that will satisfy all those cravings for a traditional scampi dinner without all those carbs that normally go with it. Made in just 25 minutes from start to finish!
If you’re a shrimp scampi lover you might be missing all that pasta that generally goes with scampi. This low carb shrimp scampi recipe is the best replacement and the solution for you!
I love shrimp scampi pasta. It’s always been a favorite dish for me. But now that I don’t eat pasta, I thought I’d have to give it up. Thank goodness we don’t have too!
Our low carb take on the shrimp scampi
Now the easiest swap would be to use zucchini noodles to make this a low carb scampi. Would make more sense, right? Well, the truth is, shrimp scampi made with zucchini noodles just isn’t the same for me. Something about it just tastes off. I don’t know why, though it’s a perfectly viable option for low carb folks. It’s just a personal thing.
Maybe our standards for shrimp scampi are high as we actually love this Low Carb Shrimp Zoodles recipe and this Low Carb Red Pepper Alfredo Pasta with zucchini noodles.. yeah our standard must be high for scampi…
So I thought I’d try making it with riced cauliflower and the results were far better. I could eat this Low Carb Shrimp Scampi any night of the week!
What type of ingredients you can use in our recipe
I purchased frozen riced cauliflower as well as frozen, pre-cooked shrimp from Trader Joe’s and simply thawed them overnight in the fridge. I then strained off the residual liquid and tossed it in the pan with the cauliflower.
This is a super simple Low Carb Shrimp Scampi dish to put together and doesn’t take long at all if you’re shrimp and cauliflower are ready to go.
This took me all of 15 minutes to put together and the entire family enjoyed a low carb meal for dinner.
HOW MANY NET CARBS PER SERVING
5 Net Carbs per serving. 1 serving is 1/4th of what the recipe makes. It’s about what you see in the pictures.
If you are new to this Low Carb/Keto lifestyle and are unsure what we are talking about please feel free to read up more on Net Carbs .
For us one serving is perfect to feel full with the fat and protein from the shrimp one serving even fills the family up. Which is perfect as it then leaves some leftovers to eat the next day! Can’t go wrong with a filling 5 Net Carb dinner! Pair it with a salad or even our oven roasted broccoli.
I always fall back onto roasted broccoli with any kind of dinner. It’s my favoriteeeee. It does have some fierce competition now that this Low Carb Shrimp Scampi has come into the picture.
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Low Carb Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- 2 (12 oz.) bags riced cauliflower, fresh or frozen
- 1 lb. cooked shrimp
- 1/4 cup butter (or coconut oil for dairy-free option)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 medium lemon, zest and juice
- 1 tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste after cooking
- In a large skillet, saute the cauliflower and shrimp in the olive oil until the cauliflower is cooked. If your shrimp are on the well-done side, then get the cauliflower started first, adding the shrimp only to warm them up.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste after cooking.