Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles in a skilletZucchini noodles are paired with shrimp and tossed in a garlic butter sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. There’s melted cheese and garlicky deliciousness in every bite.
close-up photo of Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
I’m always trying to find ways to sneak zucchini noodles into Mr. K’s meals. He’s on board with everything cauliflower and has enjoyed the broccoli bread grilled cheese, broccoli pizza, zucchini pizza, and zucchini grilled cheese, but he still isn’t really that into zucchini noodles. But this sauce is so fragrant and flavorful that he didn’t mind that I made them with zucchini noodles.
step by step photo showing spiralized zucchini noodles
step by step photo of shrimp
You can pair it with any protein of your choice or just serve the zucchini noodles by themselves. It was really hard to capture, but every time I lifted up my fork, there was melted cheese stretching and clinging to the noodles. I adore melted cheese.
photo of a forkful of Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

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Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Zucchini noodles are paired with shrimp and tossed in a garlic butter sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. There's melted cheese and garlicky deliciousness in every bite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium to large zucchinis spiralized
  • 20 medium shrimp peeled
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (see note)

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook shrimp until just cooked. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add garlic and butter and bring to a simmer. Stir until butter has melted and then cook for a few minutes, keeping the butter on a simmer, until the garlic flavor has fused into the butter (about 2-3 minutes). Set aside.

  3. In a separate large skillet, cook zucchini noodles over medium heat, until they are tender but still crisp. Drain out all the water released from the zucchini. With the stove top still on medium heat, add shrimp in with the zucchini noodles. Gradually add in garlic butter, tossing and mixing after each addition (see note). Sprinkle cheese on top and toss noodles a few times so that the cheese is incorporated and heated. Serve warm and top with more cheese if desired.

Notes:

  • If you want it extra cheesy, add an additional 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
  • You may not need to use the entire amount of garlic butter, so taste after each addition and stop when you feel that your zucchini noodles and shrimp have enough garlic butter. If your zucchini noodles release more water, you can drain again. 
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (0.5 of recipe)
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 339
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.7g58%
Saturated Fat 22.7g142%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.8g
Cholesterol 550.5mg184%
Sodium 782mg34%
Carbohydrates 9.4g3%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 5.2g6%
Protein 69.6g139%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 51.2mg62%
Calcium 550mg55%
Iron 2.5mg14%
Net Carbs 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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