Skip to Content

Home » 30 Minutes or Less » Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) is a quick and easy recipe with video instructions that is perfect for the keto diet and ketosis lifestyles. The shrimp is served grilled or pan seared with parmesan cheese and rich alfredo cream sauce.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce in a skillet

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

21 day keto meal plan and guide

Let this 21 Day Fall and Winter Meal Plan do all of the heavy lifting for you! It includes: Recipes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks, Grocery List (itemized and weekly), Grocery Budget Spreadsheet, Trader Joe’s and Costco Grocery List, Vegetable Freezing Chart, Ice Cream Recipes, What to Order at Fast Food Restaurants, Low Carb Keto Lifestyle Background, how ketosis works, and how to stay in ketosis, Low Carb Dining Out Guide (what to order), and a Low Carb Travel Guide (how to travel and stay low carb).

Snag your Keto Meal Plan here.

The Keto Essential Cookbook is available NOW for FREE! For a hard copy, you only pay shipping. Get over 100+ scrumptious recipes with net carb, fat, protein, and calorie count for every recipe. Click here to purchase yours today!

essential keto cookbook

I just returned for a week-long vacation in Greece. Everything about the trip was amazing, especially the food!

spiralized zucchini on a sheet pan

I ate so much that I am in desperate need to return to my healthy eating regimen. I am craving green vegetables and I could definitely use a break from the carbs. 

spriralized zucchini on a sheet pan

This keto friendly zucchini noodle dish is the perfect medicine!

This cream sauce is absolutely divine. It is loaded up with butter, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Don’t forget your seasonings! You don’t want a bland sauce.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce in a skillet

Cream sauces are what I love most about the keto lifestyle. Keto is very high fat, moderate protein, and little to no carbs. The high-fat portion means more butter, olive oil, cream cheese, parmesan, etc. 

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce in a skillet

Do zucchini noodles taste like pasta? No. The shape provides a nice substitute for a dish like this, but the reality is, nothing tastes like bread or pasta, except for bread and pasta.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce on a white plate

Pay close attention to your preparation of the zucchini noodles. Zucchini noodles emit a LOT of water when you cook them. You will want to sweat the excess water out of the zucchini first.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce on a white plate

I lay the noodles on a flat surface lined with paper towels. A sheet pan will work well. Spread the noodles out. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt throughout. Allow the zucchini to sit for at least 30 minutes.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce on a white plate
low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce on a white plate

This step is important because if skipped, the pan will be filled with water and create more of a soup. This also helps give the zucchini a consistency and texture that is close to pasta.

shrimp zucchini noodles close up photo

Pin this recipe for later here.

More Keto Alfredo Recipes

Keto Low Carb Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo
Keto Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Fathead Pizza
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Click here for a complete listing of Keto Low-Carb Recipes.

low carb zucchini alfredo in cream sauce in a skillet
Print Pin
4.94 from 64 votes

Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

Keto Low-Carb Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for the keto diet and ketosis lifestyles. The shrimp is served grilled or pan seared with parmesan cheese and rich alfredo cream sauce.
Save this recipe here.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, keto
Keyword keto, keto shrimp, keto zucchini noodles, low carb, shrimp zucchini noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
zucchini rest 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 389kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds zucchini, spiralized the number of zucchini will vary based on size, this is about 4-5 zucchini
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream If you prefer a lot of cream sauce, try 3/4 cup
  • 4 oz cream cheese cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan reggiano cheese shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Line a sheet pan with paper towels. Place the zucchini noodles on the paper towels. Sprinkle with the 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Allow the zucchini to sit for 30 minutes to sweat out excess water.
  • Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, shrimp, and minced garlic. Cook each side of the shrimp for 1-2 minutes until bright pink.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the butter to the skillet on medium heat. Allow the butter to partially melt and then add the chunks of cream cheese, Parmesan reggiano, heavy cream, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir continuously until the cheese has melted. The cream cheese may take some time to dissolve.
  • Add the shrimp and zucchini noodles to the pan. Stir to coat the zucchini. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the zucchini softens.
  • Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Video

Notes

Be sure to drain the excess water by following the steps noted above. This step is important because if skipped, the pan will be filled with water and create more of a soup. This also helps give the zucchini a consistency and texture that is close to pasta.
To serve using grilled shrimp, add the shrimp to a grill pan and grill on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes. Instead of adding the garlic while cooking the shrimp, add it to the pan with the butter when creating the cream sauce.
Recipe Tools Used in this RecipeAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g
Do you struggle with staying consistent at meal prepping?If you get tired of your Meal Prep Meals by Day 2 our Big Boss Meal Prep Guide is for you!
Need help planning keto friendly meals?Grab your 21 Day Keto Meal Plan here.!
Need Keto Recipes for the Summer?Access our 21 Day Summer Meal Plan here!
Looking for new ways to use your air fryer?Snag your 14 Day Air Fryer Meal Plan here!
Tried this recipe? Mention @Stay_Snatched or tag #StaySnatched! The recipe instructions noted here are the property of Stay Snatched and subject to copyright. Please do not screenshot and share this recipe on social.
Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelCheck out our YouTube Channel!
Join our Air Fryer and Instant Pot Facebook GroupClick here to join our Facebook Group!
Join our Keto Recipes Facebook GroupClick here to join our Facebook Group!
Nutrition DataMacros are provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. This information is calculated using MyFitnessPal.com. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats
← Read Last Post
view of athens from acropolis from a rooftop
Things to do in Athens Greece: Complete Travel Guide for Sightseeing
Read Next Post →
Recipe Rating




Rose.

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

I made this dish last night for dinner and it was delicious! I'm not a fan of cream cheese and I almost didn't add it, but I can just hear my daughter in my head telling me that I never follow a recipe (sigh...) so I tried it and it was very good. My husband enjoyed it as well (he had it with pasta) :-)

staysnatched

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Abbie

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Everything about this recipe is amazing! Definitely will be making this a lot more, thanks!!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Thank you so much!

Kathryn

Monday 29th of March 2021

I stumbled across this recipe about a year ago and it has been a staple (the sauce particularly) in our home ever since. I love it and more importantly, my teen daughter loves it! It is to die for, seriously. Thanks for sharing with the masses!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Glad to hear it's a staple.

Linda Temple

Friday 26th of March 2021

Made this today for just myself ....OMG Delicious

staysnatched

Saturday 27th of March 2021

Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed it!

Amy

Thursday 11th of March 2021

So good and so easy. It’s a recipe that you can edit to your liking without making it more difficult. I added mushrooms to mine. Definitely a good go-to!

staysnatched

Monday 15th of March 2021

I love the sound of that!