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Healthy Shrimp Scampi

This Healthy Shrimp Scampi is so delicious and is ready in 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Lauren Kelly


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound  cleaned, large deveined shrimp patted dry
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ pound gluten free pasta
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups steamed baby spinach optional


  • Bring an 8- to 10-quart pot of salted water to boil.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium high heat until it shimmers, then saute shrimp,turning once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer shrimp with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Add garlic, chicken broth and ¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper to skillet and bring to a boil, let it reduce to ½ cup.
  • Add butter and stir until melted, then remove skillet from heat and stir in shrimp.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, about 6 minutes. Toss pasta in bowl with shrimp mixture, parsley and lemon zest.  
  • Squeeze lemon juice on top if desired.  Place on top of steamed spinach.


To store in the refrigerator: Place cooled shrimp in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To store in the freezer: Place cooled shrimp in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1418IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg