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Skinny Shrimp Scampi

Skinny Shrimp Scampi

This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is full of flavor but not on fat and calories which makes it great for this time of year. 

This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is lighter on calories but not on flavor!!

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I can’t ever keep them.  I try for a couple of days and then it goes out the window.

This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is lighter on calories but not on flavor!!

I do try to eat healthier though and I love finding ways to cut back on calories but not on flavor.  I can’t stand eating bland “diet” food!  I prefer to recreate dishes at home instead of buying them at the grocery store or restaurant. That way I can control what goes in which makes it easier to cut back on calories, sodium and unwanted fats.

This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is lighter on calories but not on flavor!!

This skinny shrimp scampi will not disappoint you, I promise!  Instead of cooking the shrimp in copious amounts of butter I replaced it with a small amount of olive oil.  I use more garlic than most and I love the bright flavor of lemon so I used more of it as well.  There is a small amount of white wine used in this recipe and if that is not for you just replace it with broth which will cut back on even more calories.

I chose to serve this over hot cooked whole wheat noodles to provide more nutrition.  This would also be great over zucchini noodles.  Top the whole thing off with some freshly chopped parsley and an optional dusting of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.  YUM!!  My whole family enjoyed this meal and all asked for more which makes me one happy mama!  Looks like I will be making more of this skinny shrimp scampi very soon!

This Skinny Shrimp Scampi is lighter on calories but not on flavor!!


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Skinny Shrimp Scampi

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4 servings Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked whole wheat pasta
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional



Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to directions.


Meanwhile in a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in shrimp and cook until opaque and pink (about 4 minutes) Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, wine, salt and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes.


Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and parsley. Serve over cooked pasta and top with optional Parmesan cheese.



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  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Shrimp scampi is one of my husband’s all-time favorites and this version sounds great!

  • Renee Goerger

    I’m with you, the more garlic the better!

  • Kelsey Rickert

    Wow! This looks so good! I am excited to try this for dinner! I love shrimp dinner!

  • Carrie R

    Shrimp scampi is one of my favorites! Love that you lightened it up! :)

  • kmcconne79

    Love this lightened up version!I also use more garlic than most! It’s the best ;)

  • Cake Whiz

    Such a great recipe to start off the new year right!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I just made shrimp scampi for the first time…love this healthier version!

  • Madame Blue

    Shrimp Scampi is a Christmas Eve tradition in my house. I cook the garlic (also more garlic than most) for about 10 minutes in the olive oil on low heat, then turn it up to medium high and add the shrimp. I’ll have to try adding wine next time!

  • Patricia Bean

    Any nutritional information available? I don’t see a link for that. Thanks.

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