Keto Shrimp Recipes: 5 Low Carb, Easy Recipes

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Shrimp is one of my favorite types of seafood – I love a good shrimp cocktail with just a bit of lemon and spicy cocktail sauce that just brings out the flavor of the sweet, tender shellfish. All of these five keto shrimp recipes are simple to make and cook up very quickly.

Shrimp is not only a delicious addition to a keto diet, this little sea creature is also one of the best sources of Astaxanthin – and anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that is known to decrease the risk of diabetes-related complications as well as ward of some cancers. Shrimp also packs in a significant amount of selenium, which is also known for fighting diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease and also helps with cognitive function. And, shrimp is also, like other fatty fish, a solid source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

I love these five keto shrimp recipes – from traditional to unique, they’re low carb and delicious ways to enjoy shrimp on a low carb diet.

Baked Keto Shrimp Scampi
There's something about shrimp scampi that is so comforting – it's such a simple meal but also fresh and delicious at the same time. I like making this baked version of shrimp scampi and then toss mine with zucchini noodles or my favorite pasta alternative – NuPasta. This is also delicious over cauliflower rice – the cauliflower absorbs the garlic butter goodness and is so filling.
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Low Carb Shrimp Burritos
We recently discovered NuCo’s Coconut wraps which are a great sub for tortillas or other typically carby wraps. So we used them to make these delicious and quick low carb shrimp burritos! Feel free to use any low carb wrap you like – but we are seriously digging these!
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Lemony Shrimp and Spinach Saute over Cauliflower Rice
This keto shrimp recipe with saut̩ed spinach over riced cauliflower takes only minutes to make and is great for meal prep to bring to the office for lunch or whip up quickly thanks to how quickly shrimp cooks up. You can experiment with the flavors and toppings on shrimp "rice" bowls Рthis is one of my favorite combos.
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Shrimp and Cauliflower Leaf Grits
A take on the classic, southern favorite, Keto Shrimp and Grits with creamy, cheese-y cauliflower grits and hits of fresh lemon is delicious and comforting.
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Keto Creamy Tequila Lime Chicken with Zucchini Fettuccini
This is a Keto-friendly version of a popular CPK dish: Creamy Tequila Lime Chicken Fettuccine aka Keto Tequila Lime Chicken with Zucchini Noodles because we subbed zucchini noodles for the pasta and voila! Delicious, creamy and filling – pair it with a low carb margarita and you're al set!
Though the original recipe for this is a dupe for California Pizza Kitchen's Tequila Lime Chicken, but half the time when I make this at home, I substitute the chicken breast for one pound of medium or large shrimp. Otherwise, keep the other ingredients the same and you'll have what is probably my favorite keto shrimp recipe!
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