Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 3lbs), halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp EVOO
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice plus 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper


Place the squash cut sides down in a large, microwavable dish. Add 1/3 cup water and microwave on high until tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then remove the seeds.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, vegetable broth and lemon juice and cook, tossing occasionally, until the shrimp are firm and pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon zest and parsley; remove from the heat.

Using a fork, rake the spaghetti squash lengthwise to remove the flesh (it will pull away in long strands). Toss the squash with the remaining 2 tsp. EVOO. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide the squash among 4 plates. Top with the shrimp; drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 241
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 34 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 336 mg