In just 20 minutes, you can have this delicious Keto Shrimp Scampi meal on the table! For a wonderful dinner, serve it with cauliflower rice or low-carb spaghetti. This Keto Shrimp Scampi is a simple, delicious, and healthy way to prepare shrimp scampi.


Delicious Keto Shrimp Scampi Recipe by Cast Iron Keto

This delicious Keto Shrimp Scampi is absolutely delicious. Garlic, lemon, olive oil, and Parmesan are all present. This one-pan meal will quickly become a staple in your weeknight supper menu.

Some shrimp scampi recipes call for chicken broth while the sauce should just have four ingredients:

  1. Butter
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Lemon Juice
  4. White Wine

Unless you wish to make this recipe alcohol-free, don’t add broth to the scampi. Then it’s a fantastic trade.

How to make this Keto Shrimp Scampi Dairy-Free

It’s just so simple! All you need to do is swap the butter for vegan butter. Additionally, you should also swap the Parmesan cheese for vegan parm.

How to make this recipe Paleo and Whole30 compliant

Replace the butter with additional olive oil, omit the Parmesan cheese, and replace the dry white wine with broth (chicken or vegetarian broth works well).

What sides to serve with the Keto Shrimp Scampi

Some of the best sides to serve with this recipe are:

  • Spaghetti squash noodles
  • Shirataki noodles
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Mashed cauliflower

Nutritional Information

The nutritional breakdown for this keto-friendly meal is available at the bottom of the recipe card. Per serving, this recipe has 6 grams of net carbohydrates.

History of Shrimp Scampi

Traditional Shrimp Scampi in Italy was cooked with Scampi. Scampi, often known as langoustines, are small lobster-like crustaceans. Scampi were swiftly fried with olive oil and garlic in the classic version of the meal.

Some chefs add tomatoes, tarragon, tomatoes, or breadcrumbs to the meal to make it more interesting. It’s fascinating!

Other recipes you might like to try: Lemon Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls Recipe, Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan Recipe, Homemade Keto Caesar Salad Recipe


Keto Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This easy and delicious Keto Shrimp Scampi recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and is made in one-pan! This low carb favorite is great over zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice or mash, spaghetti squash noodles, or even shredded cabbage! The recipe can also be made dairy free, Paleo, Whole30, and without alcohol if needed – we give instructions for the swaps!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 369 kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Citrus Zester
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef's Knife


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion diced about 50 grams
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 juice and zest of a lemon
  • 1 cup dry white wine such as a pinot grigio
  • 1 lb shrimp deveined and peeled
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish


  • Place the olive oil and butter in a 10" or larger cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add in the onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and lemon zest and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in white wine and lemon juice, cook to reduce sauce about 5 minutes.
  • Add in shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley to serve.


keto shrimp scampi nutrition facts
Keyword italian dish, Keto Main Dish, shrimp dish

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