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Keto/Low Carb Shrimp Zucchini Alfredo

If you're craving some bomb fettuccine Alfredo, this dish will give you all of the flavor with a fraction of the carbs. 

Macros per serving: 8.75 net carbs, 36.5 g fat, 20.25 g protein

Servings per recipe: 4

 

Ingredients

Zoodles:

  • 4 spiraled zucchinis
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder 

Shrimp:

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, de-veined, tail off (raw or precooked)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp gaur gum or other thickener (optional, the sauce is just as good whether you thicken it or not)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by sauteing your spiraled zucchinis over medium-high heat in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder generously over the zoodles. Saute for 5-8 minutes or until they reach your desired tenderness. Remove from pan and set aside in a colander (this will help the juices drain). 
  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil and minced garlic. Toss the shrimp in the skillet until heated through (3-5 minutes if pre-cooked, 5-8 minutes if raw). Remove from heat. Set aside in a separate dish. 
  3. In the same skillet, add your butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, whisk in heavy cream and parmesan. Add in your thickener, if desired, and seasonings. Whisk over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. 
  4. Combine zucchini and shrimp with the sauce and serve!

About the author

Kaili Killpack

Kaili Killpack

Hey everyone! I'm Kaili, the founder of Happy Healthy Things. My husband and I started doing a modified keto/low carb diet in July of 2018, and we have found a lot of success with it as far as weight loss and feeling better in general. I know that every health journey is different and keto won't work for everyone, so I started this website for myself and others to share their experiences and inspire you! 

I am a professional writer and digital marketing specialist by day and blogger extraordinaire by night. I love spending time with my family and two cats and getting outdoors when the weather is nice. I also love my couch and Netflix, so finding a balance between work/home life and adding fitness into the mix has been my greatest challenge. 

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