Low Carb Creamy Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    12 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    17 min

Low Carb Creamy Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

155 ratings

Zucchini is the perfect alternative to carb heavy spaghetti in this rich and creamy keto pasta dish.

Meaty large shrimp are perfectly complemented by an indulgently rich cream cheese sauce, with an added flavor boost from aromatic basil and zesty lemon.

Simple to pull together, this is a quick and tasty weeknight meal.

  • Net Carbs

    9.3 g

  • Fiber

    2.8 g

  • Total Carbs

    12.1 g

  • Protein

    18.9 g

  • Fats

    22.5 g

318 cals

Low Carb Creamy Shrimp Zucchini Noodles

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  • Zucchini Noodles

    Zucchini Noodles

    20 ounce

  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    5 ounce

  • Prawns


    5 oz, cooked

  • Tomato Puree

    Tomato Puree

    2 teaspoon

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Onions


    ½ medium

  • Spinach Raw

    Spinach Raw

    1 cup

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Spices Oregano Dried

    Spices Oregano Dried

    1 tsp, leaves

  • Lemon Juice Raw

    Lemon Juice Raw

    ½ lemon yields

  • Lemon Peel Raw

    Lemon Peel Raw

    ½ tbsp

  • Basil


    1 x 2 tbsp, chopped

  • Salt


    ¼ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ⅛ tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 8

17 min

  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onion and minced garlic. Fry gently until softened, about 2 minutes.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the oregano, lemon juice, zest and the tomato puree to the pan. Reduce the heat and stir to combine.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the cream cheese to the pan and increase the heat to medium.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Season generously and stir to combine until the cheese has melted and you have a thick sauce.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    In the meantime, add the zucchini to a large saucepan and drizzle with a little olive oil. Turn the heat to medium low and cover, cook gently for 3- minutes until starting to soften.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Once the zucchini begins to soften, add the spinach and stir through until just wilted, this will only take about a minute.
    Step 6
  • Step 7

    Add the prawns and basil leaves to the pasta sauce and simmer gently for a further 2-3 minutes until the prawns are cooked through.
    Step 7
  • Step 8

    Drain the zucchini completely and serve with the sauce. Scatter with extra fresh basil.
    Step 8

Comments 31

  • IncredibleKale405406

    IncredibleKale405406 10 months ago

    Made this for dinner tonight and it’s a hit. I live alone so having easy delicious meals, so that I stay away from fast food, is important. This is in my favorites and will be made again. I only used a pinch of salt cooking the shrimp. I also used a food processor to slice the zucchini since I don’t have a spiralizer. I really didn’t measure so maybe I didn’t use as much lemon as called for. At least I know that I don’t need that much.

    • LizPepper

      LizPepper a year ago

      Found it bland. I think I will add more salt and garlic next time and maybe skip the lemon altogether. Will try it again.

      • Jacquelynn

        Jacquelynn a year ago

        Was delicious!! I too made a couple changes, I used keto noodles w 0 carbs I get at Metro. Aside from the texture, they are very good. I used heavy whipping cream to make it more saucey, and it was awesome. I found the lemon was perfect, nice little zest to it.

        • OutstandingKetone6589

          OutstandingKetone6589 2 years ago

          Overall delicious, but next time I will decrease the lemon juice and increase the garlic. Not sure where the carb count comes from, nor what the portion size means. I just figured it out myself, using the ingredients.

          • IneffableMacadamia264406

            IneffableMacadamia264406 2 years ago

            Really great flavors!!

            • Monkey1055

              Monkey1055 2 years ago

              Is this a yellow onion or white?

              • MirthfulRadish903578

                MirthfulRadish903578 2 years ago

                I used herbs de Provence since I did not have oregano. I also used 1 tablespoon frozen tomato paste, which worked great. A really delicious different recipe that the whole family loved.

                • SpectacularRadish209551

                  SpectacularRadish209551 2 years ago

                  Added a lot of lemon 🍋, amazingly good result.

                  • Caseycat

                    Caseycat 2 years ago

                    I made this tonight. It was delicious and will make it again!! I did have to add water as it was very thick, other than that it was delicious!!

                    • Wordsmithist

                      Wordsmithist 2 years ago

                      I was concerned when preparing the sauce that there wouldn't be enough the zoodles, but, boy, was I wrong. The flavors were terrific. I salted the zoodles because they were a little bland but the whole thing came out wonderfully. Loved it.

                      • debs2inspire

                        debs2inspire 2 years ago

                        Love it

                        • StrongLooksGood

                          StrongLooksGood 3 years ago

                          I loved this! Instead of zucchini noodles, I bought a Costco brand of healthy noodles made of fiber and is only 1 g of net carb per serving and this recipe was so tasty

                          • RousingAvocado448018

                            RousingAvocado448018 2 years ago

                            Name…Yes, please!!

                          • josie0695

                            josie0695 2 years ago

                            I don't shop Costco but in place of zucchini noodles I love "pasta" made from hearts of palm. One brand is Palmini. Walmart sells another brand but I don't remember the name. Hearts of palm has a strong, off-putting odor but if you rinse it well in a colander under running water the odor goes away. Did I mention that I love this "pasta"?

                          • Gracielavalentin

                            Gracielavalentin 2 years ago

                            Can you give me the name of the cosco noodles?

                        • StupendousCauliflower356852

                          StupendousCauliflower356852 3 years ago

                          I was happily surprised that I really liked this. Generally, zucchini noodles I barely tolerate. The only change I made was to use fire roasted diced tomatoes and added a little bit of water to sauce. One of my favorite dishes.

                          • Red fox 69

                            Red fox 69 3 years ago

                            I made this for one ,I just bought a spiral first time I'v had zucchini so made less. I used 1/2 onion ,1 garlic ,1 tsp mascarpone 3 baby plum tomatoes de seeded. I used medium cooked prawns (Forgot to add oregano and lemon juice) Salt pepper I put 2 leaves of basal in the zucchini fried it a tea spoon of olive oil and a tea spoon of butter . It was really yummy I will definitely make this again x 5 🌟

                            • StupendousAvocado531575

                              StupendousAvocado531575 3 years ago

                              It was very delicious! Like others have commented, it needed to be thinned with water, broth or cream. It was very rich and filling. Someone had suggested using salsa, which I did because I didn’t have tomato purée.

                              • StellarAvocado860353

                                StellarAvocado860353 3 years ago

                                So delicious!!! The added water was perfect. I used tomato paste instead of a purée and I added mushrooms. I made Penne for the family and zucchini noodles for me. Everyone loved it!! I Will use this sauce for other dishes.

                                • Jaytay1216

                                  Jaytay1216 3 years ago

                                  The serving size measurements are really confusing me. It says it makes 3 bowls. I measured out the zucchini evenly between the 3 bowls and the same for the shrimp sauce/mixture... but each bowl weights about 10oz each... ?

                                  • debs2inspire

                                    debs2inspire 2 years ago

                                    I have no idea either. Hope someone can explain.

                                • IncredibleRadish776251

                                  IncredibleRadish776251 3 years ago

                                  So so soooo good!!! I do agree though. I had to add some water to the cream cheese mixture to keep it from burning. I love this dish. Filling and delicious.

                                  • Honey13

                                    Honey13 3 years ago


                                    • FabulousRadish509056

                                      FabulousRadish509056 3 years ago

                                      This was good, but be sure to add water to the skillet when melting the cream cheese (about half a cup) otherwise, it will burn to the bottom of the skillet before it melts.

                                      • rtolbert3

                                        rtolbert3 3 years ago

                                        This is really good! I didn’t have any lemons, so I left them out, and it was still great!

                                        • bash25

                                          bash25 3 years ago

                                          Do you think this sauce is suitable for freezing???

                                          • BlithesomeAvocado863753

                                            BlithesomeAvocado863753 3 years ago

                                            Absolutely delicious

                                            • Minheather

                                              Minheather 3 years ago

                                              Why is it so hard to melt cream cheese

                                          • IneffableKale784095

                                            IneffableKale784095 3 years ago

                                            My bf and I really liked this!! We did change it up a little so we could use ingredients we had on hand: asparagus in lieu of spinach and chipotle salsa in lieu of tomato purée. Otherwise, we kept to the recipe as written. I liked the little kick from the salsa, so I’ll probably do that again. And yes, there will definitely be an “again”. Love love love the lemony richness of the sauce, but did have to thin it out a little with water.

                                            • Honey13

                                              Honey13 3 years ago

                                              Delicious! I truly enjoyed this meal. Got my daughter to try it, she loved it too. Will definitely revisit.

                                              • Tish

                                                Tish 3 years ago

                                                Satisfying, creamy and lemon filled 👍