Paleo Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi Bowls

You can easily turn this classic pasta dish Paleo by using spaghetti squash in place of normal noodles. This easy noodle bowl recipe tastes deliciously fresh thanks to lemon juice and parsley garnishes.

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi Bowls
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Roast Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 fresh spaghetti squash (about 2 1/2 lb.)

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ pound fresh or frozen uncooked large shrimp in shells

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • Lemon wedges/halves

  • Crushed red pepper

  • Lemon-pepper seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and season with 1/4 tsp. each of the salt and black pepper. Drizzle all sides with 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Place squash, cut sides down, on prepared baking sheet. Roast 40 to 50 minutes or until tender.

  2. If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Thread 3 shrimp on eight 6-inch skewers. Drizzle with lemon juice and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper.

  3. Grill shrimp skewers, covered, over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once. Remove shrimp from skewers.

  4. To serve, scrape out the squash and divide among bowls. Top with shrimp. Sprinkle with parsley. Squeeze lemon wedges over shrimp. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil and add a pinch of crushed red pepper and lemon-pepper seasoning to taste.

Stovetop Directions

Heat a lightly greased large skillet or grill pan over medium-high. Add shrimp to pan and cook 6 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
12g Fat
13g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 32.9mg 165%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 221mg 5%
Folate, total 15.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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