Sautéed shrimp tossed in a quick + easy garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley, white wine, and butter sauce served on top of spaghetti squash.
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Low Carb Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Sautéed shrimp tossed in a quick + easy garlic, red pepper flakes, parsley, white wine, and butter sauce served on top of spaghetti squash.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Italian, Low Carb
Keyword: Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Jamie Silva

Ingredients

  • 1 whole spaghetti squash (~ 4lbs) cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or 1 tablespoon ghee, if paleo
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds large shrimp shelled, peeled, deveined
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the spaghetti squash. Season with salt and pepper. Place cut side down in a roasting pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • While the spaghetti squash is cooling, make shrimp scampi. In a large skillet, melt butter with remaining tablespoon olive oil. Sauté garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add white wine, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 2 minutes then add shrimp and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Careful not to overcook the shrimp. Season with salt + pepper.
  • Once the spaghetti squash has cooled, scrape around the edges of the squash using a fork to shred your "spaghetti". Serve shrimp over spaghetti squash. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted from NY Times and Brit.co

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 23.4g | Fat: 21.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.9mg