Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi

This new take on shrimp scampi will wow your family.

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi
Serves 6
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  1. 2 (3- to 3½-pound) spaghetti squashes
  2. 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  3. 1½ pounds peeled and deveined large fresh shrimp
  4. 2 large shallots, minced
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 cup dry white wine
  7. ½ cup chicken broth
  8. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  9. 2 tablespoons capers
  10. 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  11. ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  12. ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prick squashes all over with a fork. Place on prepared baking sheet, and roast until tender, about 1 hour and 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes, then slice in half lengthwise. Use a fork to shred squash and place flesh in a large bowl, discarding seeds and skins.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally, until pink and firm, about 5 minutes. Remove shrimp and set aside.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes. Add wine and broth, increase heat to high, and reduce liquid by two-thirds. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, cream, capers, Creole seasoning, and red pepper. Cook until butter has melted and sauce is smooth, about 3 minutes. Stir in squash, shrimp, and parsley. Serve immediately.
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  1. Delicious! Easy to make and enjoyed by all.

    Might suggest a bit more garlic – that’s what everyone agreed upon.

    Any idea the nutritional breakdown on this?

  2. I made this for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME. I didn’t miss the pasta at all; in fact, the squash was so good I think I prefer it to pasta. Very, very good.

  3. My squash was a bit mushy, I guess I over cooked it, did it 1 hour, 20 min. Should have checked it midway…. However, the dish was delicious….will do it again

  4. You can cook the squash in the microwave also if pressed for time. Poke holes in it put a wet paper towel around it and cook about 20 minutes.

    • you can also halve the squash length-wise before cooking and place cut sides down on cookie sheet with a little water in the bottom and cook for half the time in the oven…

  5. I entered this recipe into and it says the nutritional facts are:

    Serving Size 157 g
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 221
    Calories from Fat 173
    Total Fat 19.2g
    Saturated Fat 12.1g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 54mg
    Sodium 451mg
    Potassium 102mg
    Total Carbohydrates 4.2g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5g
    Sugars 1.1g
    Protein 1.5g
    Vitamin A 21% • Vitamin C 8%
    Calcium 3% • Iron 3%
    Nutrition Grade F
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet
    Nutritional Analysis
    Good points
    •Low in sugar
    Bad points
    •Very high in saturated fat
    •Contains alcohol

    • Alcohol cooks out from the cooking process and leaves the flavor components. I would take issue with that comment as being bad point.

  6. To cut down on the fat, you could perhaps use fat free hAlf and half instead of the cream, even if you need to cook it down to mAke it thicker.

  7. My husband is on a low carb diet so that’s why I decided to make it. I love spaghetti squash but he was leary. I made it tonight, and he LOVED it! Don’t quite know what portion the nutritional info was based on but since it was a healthy vegetable and protein shrimp, it was great.

  8. Yes, hack the squash in half and bake in pan with a little water – much quicker. I also used veggie instead of chicken broth. I added in langoustine to the shrimp too. It was super delish and great also for people on low carb / ketogenic diets.

  9. I love this recipe. I have made it twice. It is sooo good. I cooked the squash in the slow cooker. I used frozen pre cooked shrimp and substituted almond milk for the whipping cream. I also used half of each ingredient. It’s plenty for 2-3 servings. Steamed broccoli and carrots were my side dish.

  10. Don’t cook the squash to mush-nuke for 6-7 minutes,leaves the squash a bit crunchy adding to the overall outstanding winder of this meal.
    Also,go ahead and live on the edge-have a bit of garlic overload bread to make ypu go coo-koo- it’s good for the soul.
    You dont eat like this everyday so enjoy and don’t guilt yourself into nonenjoyment


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