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Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp For One

See how easy it is to make zucchini noodles in minutes with this wonderful guide along with a fantastic Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp recipe featuring zucchini noodles tossed with garlic, butter, Parmesan cheese, and shrimp. This single serving recipe can be ready and on your table in minutes. Low carb and delicious!

Zucchini noodles topped with grilled shrimp and parmesan cheese on a plate with lemon slices

If you’re looking for a healthy shrimp scampi recipe, these zucchini noodles with shrimp will surely satisfy. Easy to make zucchini noodles are tossed with juicy shrimp and flavorful cooked garlic. This quick and easy meal can be ready in minutes and is so incredibly delicious!

What Are Zoodles?

Are you a fan of zoodles? The low carb pasta-looking “noodles” that aren’t actually noodles at all? They can replace pasta noodles in just about any pasta recipe.

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I’ve been a huge fan of zucchini noodles ever since I purchased a Spiralizer a few years ago.

Making zucchini noodles with a spiralizer.

How To Make Zucchini Noodles

  • In order to make zucchini noodles, you need to start with the zucchini. Choose a medium-sized straight zucchini for best results.
  • The easiest way to make zucchini noodles is with a Spiralizer. This inexpensive kitchen gadget is the key to cutting your zucchini into long pasta-like strands.
  • To use a Spiralizer, just follow the manufacturer’s easy instructions and there’s no need to even peel your zucchini!
  • You can also use a julienne vegetable peeler. This handy kitchen tool is priced around $10.
  • Many mandoline slicers will make noodles and a standard peeler will make wide noodles.
A big plate of zucchini noodles with a forkful of grilled shrimp and zucchini.

Tips For Cooking Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini is made up mostly of water. Here are are few tips for cooking zucchini noodles well:

  • Be sure to remember three things: don’t peel, don’t salt, and don’t overcook the zucchini. If you peel the zucchini, the zoodles become mushy and we want to avoid that.
  • Zucchini noodles also cook very quickly. You want them to have a slight crunch to them, so I recommend cooking them for only about 4-5 minutes, tossing them lightly with pasta tongs until al dente.
  • Finally, don’t salt the zucchini while it’s cooking. It will cause the water in the zucchini to release and will result in soggy zoodles.

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How To Make Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp

Sautéeing zucchini noodles in a little bit of butter is my favorite way to prepare them. This recipe reminds me of a healthy shrimp scampi.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • butter
  • garlic
  • shrimp
  • zucchini
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and melt butter in the pan. Add in the zucchini noodles and toss them lightly for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate small skillet, melt a tablespoon of butter.  Add in 1 or 2 minced cloves of garlic, depending on how much you love garlic and cook until for about 1 minute. Then, add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is completely cooked through.
  3. Pour the shrimp, along with the butter and garlic into the pan with the zucchini noodles and mix everything together.
  4. Top with shredded or grated Parmesan.

What To Serve With Zucchini Noodles

You might like to consider adding any one of these wonderful side dish recipes with your zucchini noodles with shrimp:

Other Zucchini Recipes

If you like this zucchini noodles with shrimp recipe, you might also like to try these single serving zucchini recipes:

Other Single Serving Shrimp Recipes

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Zucchini Noodles With Garlic And Shrimp For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keywords: zucchini noodles
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 3 ounces shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups zucchini noodles (1 medium zucchini)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small skillet placed over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until the flesh is pink and the shrimp is completely cooked, 4-5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  • Place the remaining tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch skillet placed over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add the zucchini noodles. Season with black pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes, using pasta tongs to toss occasionally.
  • Remove pan from the heat and pour the shrimp along with the melted butter and garlic over the zucchini noodles and toss. Season with salt and top with Parmesan cheese and toss again.
  • Transfer to a plate and enjoy!


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 1362mg | Potassium: 1921mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2205IU | Vitamin C: 131.5mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 4.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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4 thoughts on “Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp For One”

  1. Wow. It looks delicious. I love noodles. So, I will try to make it very soon. Your recipe will help me. Thanks for sharing.

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