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 Recipe

4 servings Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

1

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

2

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.

3

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

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Patricia Bean
    August 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm

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

  • Reply
    Madame Blue
    January 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
    January 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

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

  • Reply
    Cake Whiz
    January 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm

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

  • Reply
    kmcconne79
    January 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

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

  • Reply
    Carrie R
    January 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

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

  • Reply
    Kelsey Rickert
    January 7, 2017 at 8:47 am

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

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    January 7, 2017 at 5:49 am

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

  • Reply
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    January 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm

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