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Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 20 minutes to marinate
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Baked Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash is a delicious, healthier version of scampi. Make this squash noodles recipe for an easy pasta replacement for the 21 Day Fix, 2B Mindset, and WW!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, cooked and shredded
  • 1 1/4 lbs of shrimp
  • 1 T plus 1 tsp of butter flavored olive oil, butter, vegan butter, or olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ shallot, diced
  • 2 T fresh Italian parsley, diced
  • 1 tsp sea or Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup organic low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Balsamic Vinegar (optional – you can sub with extra lemon juice or regular balsamic)
  • 1/2 slice of gluten free or whole wheat bread, pulsed in blender to make bread crumbs (optional)
  • 2/3 cup of good Parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, shallots, 1 T parsley, salt, pepper, chicken broth and vinegar. Add shrimp and let sit for 20 min.
  2. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and cover the bottom with the cooked spaghetti squash.
  3. Pour the shrimp mixture over the top of the squash. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 deg. for 20 min or until the shrimp start to turn pink.
  5. If using the breadcrumbs, spray a small pan with olive oil spray and toast the breadcrumbs on medium heat for a few minutes until browned.
  6. Sprinkle casserole pan with breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese and bake for another 5-10 min.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remaining parsley over the top.

Notes

Serves 4 –

21 Day Fix: 1 RED, 2 GREEN, 1/2 BLUE, 1 tsp, trace YELLOW (per serving)

WW: Green- 5 points; Blue – 4 points; Purple- 4 points (per serving)


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of pan

Keywords: dinner, seafood, shrimp, pasta, spaghetti squash, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, high protein