Shrimp scampi takes a low carb turn by replacing the standard dose of pasta with spaghetti squash. 243 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp scampi takes a low carb turn by replacing the standard dose of pasta with spaghetti squash. Unbelievable flavor in just 30 minutes! 243 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Healthy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 242.5kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

  • 1 3 pound spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled & deveined
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste

Instructions

  • Using a large, sharp knife, pierce the spaghetti squash in several places. Place the squash in a glass baking dish and cook in the microwave on HIGH for 12 to 15 minutes, turning the squash halfway through cooking.
  • Before handling, let the squash stand for 10 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds and fibers.
  • Using a fork, twist out strands of the spaghetti squash flesh and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Pour in the white wine and cook at a rapid simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and simmer until just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the the lemon juice and parsley, and season with salt.
  • Add the spaghetti squash to the skillet and toss with the shrimp mixture. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 3 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25Cups | Calories: 242.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 431.6mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 4.3g