Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi


This recipe is absolutely delicious! Because we used squash instead of pasta, it makes this recipe a very low carb meal. Not only is it high in vitamins and minerals, but it’s a great way to give your seafood a fall taste!

[recipe servings=4 time=1 Hour 5 Minutes Difficulty=Easy]


2 Small Spaghetti Squash

3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Divided

1 Pound Large Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined

2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Tablespoon Capers, Drained

1 Shallot, Minced

1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

½ Lemon, Juiced

Fresh Basil, For Serving



1. Preheat
the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Cut the
squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle generously with salt and
pepper and place cut side down on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 40-50
minutes, until the squash is fork-tender.

3. Cool
slightly, then scrape the squash out into a bowl.

4. Meanwhile,
melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the
shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp is pink and
curled into a C shape. Remove the shrimp from the skillet.

5. Add the
remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet. When melted, add the garlic,
capers, shallot, and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant and the shallot
is softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.

6. Add the
squash and shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring, until just warmed through.
Turn off the heat and garnish with basil to serve.



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