Zucchini Shrimp Pasta

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My garden is overflowing with zucchini. I harvested three today. We tend to eat so much zucchini that we get sick of it by the end of the summer. There is only so much you can eat fried zucchini.

I recently purchased a vegetable spiralizer. Why did I wait so long to invest in this amazingness? Zucchini makes a wonderful substitution for pasta noodles, with way less carbs. While I don’t abide by any diet that is too low-carb, I know that it is better for my blood sugar. Plus, it’s green noodles – isn’t that fun?

I have trouble getting my kids to eat vegetables. I know I’m not the only parent who struggles with this! My middle child loves shrimp, and he was willing to sample the zucchini. That is a win for this mom! Next, I want to try it with regular spaghetti sauce.

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Zucchini Shrimp Pasta

An easy and healthy dinner (or lunch) dish!

Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 20-30 tail-off devined shrimp
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Unthaw your shrimp in warm water.
  2. Using your spiralizer, create noodles from your two medium sized zucchinis. You can use more or less, depending on how many people you are feeding. If the zucchini is too large, you may want to peel it first because it tends to have firmer skin as the fruit gets larger.
  3. Put the butter into the pan and let it melt. Add in your zucchini and let it cook for two minutes, stirring. Season with the garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Add in the shrimp and let cook for three minutes. You don't want to overcook the shrimp; it will become too chewy!
  5. After the shrimp and zucchini noodles are cooked thoroughly, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

 

30 thoughts on “Zucchini Shrimp Pasta

  1. Recipes are my thing and this one looks incredible! I recently received a spiralizer and it has changed my life in the kitchen 🙂 looking forward to trying this recipe.

  2. Ummmmm…..yum!!! I have a spiralizer but it sits on my freezer most of the time. This just might prompt me to pull it down. How yummy looking!!! 🙂

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious! I am obsessed with zucchini! I keep thinking I need a spiralizer. I think it’s about time to go get one! T

  4. I wish I could leave work and make this now! I recently purchased a spiralizer, and it’s life-changing! Looking forward to trying this recipe soon!

    1. I love our spiralizer. There is so much you can do with it. Ours came with different sizes and shapes for slicing.

  5. This is something my daughter and I would enjoy together. The guys not so much. Thinking this would be a great dish to make for our next girls get together.

    1. My husband was apprehensive at first – zucchini noodles?! But, he was pleasantly surprised!

  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m trying to incorporate more veggies into my family’s diet and this recipe is a great way to do that! We love pasta so this is a nice substitute.

    1. Shrimp is one of the few meats I can get all of my kids to eat, so it’s a favorite here.

  7. This recipe looks so delicious, I love the idea of zucchini pasta, I will definitely be trying!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

    1. I feel like my zucchini come on fast, then leave just as quickly… but for those few weeks, we eat zucchini all the time haha!

    1. It’s so easy! The “hardest” part is spiralizing, but that only takes a few moments.

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