Keto Shrimp Puttanesca Soup

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Keto Shrimp Puttanesca Soup

35 ratings

Pasta Puttanesca is a highly regarded dish that is hard to hate. This recipe turns the classic pasta into a yummy soup that has a much lower carb count! With a light tomato taste and a flavorful assortment of spices, you’ll find the broth very inviting. For the best experience, use the freshest ingredients and herbs you can find!

  • Net Carbs

    4.1 g

  • Fiber

    1 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.1 g

  • Protein

    11.9 g

  • Fats

    11.7 g

171 cals

Keto Shrimp Puttanesca Soup

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  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Crustaceans Shrimp Mixed Species Raw

    Crustaceans Shrimp Mixed Species Raw

    8 large

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Salt


    ½ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ teaspoon

  • Tomato Paste

    Tomato Paste

    1 tablespoon

  • Chicken Broth

    Chicken Broth

    2-½ cup

  • Black Olives

    Black Olives

    ¼ cup, sliced

  • Capers


    ½ teaspoon, whole pieces

  • Oregano, Dried

    Oregano, Dried

    ½ teaspoon

  • Basil


    1 tablespoon, chopped

  • Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    ¼ tsp

  • Lemon Peel

    Lemon Peel

    ¼ teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 4

25 min

  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a medium sized soup pot over medium-low heat. Peel (if necessary) and chop the shrimp into bite-sized pieces. Heat the shrimp in the butter until just cooked through - about 3-4 minutes.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Mince the garlic and stir it into the pot. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomato paste as well. Then, pour in the chicken broth.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Cover the pot with a lid, and bring the soup to a strong simmer. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Allow the soup to simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Serve in two bowls or save a serving for another meal!

Comments 28

  • varissul

    varissul 7 months ago

    I removed the shrimp after it was sauteed because it would be overcooked if I left it in the pot while doing all the other steps. I also added a 1/2 cup of peeled & diced tomatoes (4 carbs) to make it an authentic Puttanesca-style dish. It also doesn't need to cook for 10 minutes. I cooked mine until it boiled, removed it from the heat, and added the basil and lemon peel. It's an alright dish but nothing to write home about.

    • FortuitousKetone144895

      FortuitousKetone144895 a year ago

      I like the flavors in this, but I would say the salt isn't necessary. Between the olives, the capers, salted butter and the .5 tsp of salt, this soup will probably be overpoweringly salty for those on low sodium diets. Fortunately this time I paired it with a bland cauliflower gratin and it evened things out, but next time I will reduce the salt. The soup is also quite thin, so I may add some spinach or broccoli to make it more filling.

      • varissul

        varissul 7 months ago

        However, if you used unsalted butter, low-sodium, or homemade chicken broth, you may just want to use the amount of salt listed. I always rinse my capers and olives before cooking, which removes most of the added salt. You could also season it after it is finished cooking.

      • FortuitousKetone144895

        FortuitousKetone144895 a year ago

        I will also note I didn't find this soup at all spicy. If you like heat, you'll need more red pepper.

    • jzjenkin

      jzjenkin 2 years ago

      Lovely Will make again Didn't have any red pepper so used smoked paprika

      • SplendidArugula616011

        SplendidArugula616011 2 years ago

        Yum! I was out of crushed red pepper so I used smoked Spanish paprika. I also added a handful of baby spinach and a tiny grating of Parmesan cheese.

        • RemarkableRadish411202

          RemarkableRadish411202 2 years ago

          Made it as is except I was out of black olives. It was perfect, quick, easy and filling. Great go-to recipe to have on hand.

          • FantasticKetone890269

            FantasticKetone890269 2 years ago

            It’s a great easy quick recipe! Next time I’ll add a little bit more red pepper and maybe even put a little few vegetables in maybe green beans or cauliflower just to give it some substance!

            • MsDachshund

              MsDachshund 2 years ago

              OMG!!!!! This is so good!!! I love pasta puttanesca but since I can’t have pasta this soup is a perfect replacement.

              • SpectacularKale891404

                SpectacularKale891404 2 years ago

                Absolutely delicious. Made exactly as the recipe and loved the heat from the chili.

                • Swisshammer

                  Swisshammer 2 years ago

                  This was excellent. I didn't really heed the warnings from others regarding the spiciness. I love spicy food, but my wife thought it was too spicy. So fair warning, if you don't like really spicy things, it may have too much heat for you.

                  • MsDachshund

                    MsDachshund 3 years ago

                    Very yummy. So easy to put together. After reading other reviews I did not add any salt. I didn’t have fresh herbs on hand so I used all dry and because I used dry I added turmeric until I reached desired color. My family doesn’t like really spicy so I left the crushed red pepper out and it was still plenty spicy. Just the right amount. A soup that will be added to rotation.

                    • Phlufychikk

                      Phlufychikk 3 years ago

                      After reading the reviews I decided to cut back on the peppers because I am not big on spicy food and added some spinach and asparagus only because the shelf life was nearing on them. I also do not like capers so instead of black olive I used kalamata olives which gives the saltiness that capers would have gave. Topped it with shaved parmesan cheese and BABY! This was some good soup! I couldn't eat one bowl. I gave it 4 stars only because I had to tweak some of the ingredients

                      • Candylm

                        Candylm 3 years ago

                        Loved it...I did add 1 cup cauliflower rice. Spicy, but perfect for a cold and rainy day.

                        • VR

                          VR 3 years ago

                          Loved it. Warm with just a bit of spice. Great for a cool day.

                          • irenepk

                            irenepk 4 years ago

                            It is really good except a little too spicy for my taste. Not sure where I went wrong, but came out way too salty.

                            • Anonymous

                              Anonymous 3 years ago

                              Drain and wash the capers before adding them to the dish.

                            • Christy

                              Christy 3 years ago

                              I also made this soup today and followed the recipe to the smallest detail. It came out so salty I had do dilute it with water so much otherwise my mouth would shrivel up.

                          • sclaus1048

                            sclaus1048 4 years ago

                            Delicious. I will definitely make it again I made no modifications. It was a bit spicy for my husband but I thought it was perfect. I ate parm crisps on the side. Nice combo.

                            • MJ

                              MJ 4 years ago

                              Comfort food with a genuine Italian taste. I added some shrimp to up my proteins. Easy and ready in under 20 minutes!

                              • Bleelee

                                Bleelee 4 years ago

                                I really enjoyed this dish. I adjust the recipe and macros to accommodate the ingredients I had on hand. All in all, it is a very tasty soup, and more importantly it comes together quickly!

                                • Bone

                                  Bone 4 years ago


                                  • pllaza2009300f

                                    pllaza2009300f 4 years ago

                                    I used the frozen seafood blend from Trader Joe's. We'll definitely have it again!

                                    • FredL

                                      FredL 4 years ago

                                      I added Cauliflower Rice, and 1/2 tsp onion powder to mine. It was good.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Anonymous 4 years ago

                                        I am allergic to seafood. Has anyone tried with replacement of chicken?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Anonymous 3 years ago

                                          should have mentioned hold olves and capers

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Anonymous 3 years ago

                                          Turn the soup into a gumbo by adding chicken, andouille sausage, onion and peppers. Pour over cauliflower rice

                                      • Caspar

                                        Caspar 4 years ago

                                        Amazing taste!!! Loved it.