Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash | Healthy Gluten-Free Dinner Recipe

Enjoy a healthy and gluten-free dinner with this delicious Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash recipe. Easy to make and packed with flavor.

Shrimp Scampi is a classic Italian dish that combines juicy shrimp with a flavorful garlic and white wine sauce. This version, made with spaghetti squash instead of pasta, is a healthier and gluten-free alternative to the traditional recipe. The tender strands of spaghetti squash make the perfect base for this delicious scampi sauce, while the juicy shrimp add a touch of seafood flavor.


  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  2. Place the squash cut-side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400°F, until tender.
  3. Use a fork to scrape the spaghetti squash into strands and set aside.

Cooking Process:

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add the white wine, chicken broth, lemon juice, and butter to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  6. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the cooked shrimp back to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce.
  8. Serve the shrimp scampi over the spaghetti squash strands.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for a complete meal
  • Top with grated Parmesan cheese for added flavor

Tips & Tricks:

  • Use fresh, high-quality shrimp for the best flavor and texture
  • Add red pepper flakes to the scampi sauce for a spicy kick
  • Use a dry white wine that you enjoy drinking for the best flavor in the sauce
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the scampi sauce to your taste preferences.

This Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash recipe is a healthy and delicious dinner option that is perfect for those following a gluten-free diet. The tender spaghetti squash provides a unique and nutritious base for the flavorful scampi sauce, while the juicy shrimp add a touch of seafood flavor. With its easy-to-follow instructions and delicious taste, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household. Enjoy!

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