Enjoy the spice of keto Cajun shrimp and zoodles alfredo as a hearty dinner or a meal-prepped lunch. Only 5g net carbs per serving!
This recipe is definitely going to bust you out of your dinner-time boredom. It’s zesty, cheesy, delectable, and undeniably amazing!
Keto Cajun Recipes
My favorite thing about Cajun recipes has to be the flavor of the seasoning. I love spicy foods and I made this one just spicy enough for me (and not too spicy for my kids). Adjust how much Cajun seasoning you use if you prefer things on the milder side.
To speed things up, I suggest buying your shrimp already peeled and deveined. Chicken is a budget-friendly option. Use 1/2 a pound of chicken breast for each person in your family.
Another tip: save money and buy your Cajun seasoning in bulk (like from Costco or something). One of the best ways to make eating low carb fun is to use a bunch of flavors! There are so many different recipes you can make with Cajun seasoning. Cajun chicken meatballs are lip-smacking and irresistible. A fun side dish idea is my keto Cajun cauliflower rice.
Keto Cajun Shrimp
Shrimp is naturally low in calories and a healthy source of protein. This recipe is a healthy low carb dinner that you can serve for the entire family. Did you know how healthy shrimp is for you? 3 ounces of shrimp has 21% of your daily intake of vitamin B12, so it’s a great source of natural energy. It also has 48% of your recommended daily intake of selenium too.
For anyone that struggles with thyroid issues, eating shrimp can be very beneficial. It’s one of the best food sources of iodine – which is required for proper thyroid function.
Low Carb Shrimp Alfredo Zoodles
One of my favorite sauces of all time is alfredo, and I love making homemade alfredo for my family. It’s so rich and creamy – low in carbs and high in healthy fats from dairy.
I used a combination of butter, heavy whipping cream, and parmesan cheese. These three ingredients are in classic alfredo sauces too. Trust me, use at least two teaspoons of garlic, if not a little more. It adds so much flavor to the sauce.
While you can purchase frozen zucchini noodles, I suggest using a spiralizer to make your own. After you cut the zoodles, use a paper towel to remove as much moisture from the zucchini as possible. Frozen zucchini will have way too much moisture in it and will make the alfredo have a different texture that isn’t quite as thick or rich.
Best Cajun Shrimp Recipe
This Cajun shrimp recipe is perfect for meal prep. Keep in mind that if you refrigerate it, the butter and heavy cream will change to a firmer texture. As soon as you heat this back up on the stove or in the microwave, it will melt and mix up just like new.
When you meal prep with this recipe, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Keto Cajun Shrimp and Zoodles Alfredo
Here is the complete list on ingredients to make this recipe. Exact measurements are listed below within the printable recipe card.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Net Carbs: 5 net carbs per serving
Medium shrimp peeled and deveined
White cooking wine
Heavy whipping cream
Shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Parsley and lemon slices for garnish
1. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
2. Place the shrimp into the heated skillet, sprinkle with the cajun seasoning and toss to coat. Saute the shrimp until completely cooked through. Remove and set aside.
3. Add the zoodles to the skillet and saute until done to your liking. Remove the zoodles and set aside.
4. Reduce the heat in the skillet to medium, and add the butter and garlic. Saute until the butter is melted.
5. Pour the white cooking wine into the skillet and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
6. Whisk in the heavy whipping cream and chicken broth as well as salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens.
7. Add the parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir until the cheese has completely melted.
8. Place the shrimp and zoodles back into the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce.
9. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon slices before serving if desired.
Pin for later!
Follow me on Pinterest!
Keto Cajun Shrimp and Zoodles Alfredo
This keto Cajun shrimp and zoodles alfredo is creamy and full of zesty flavor!
- 1 pound Shrimp Medium, peeled and deveined
- 4 cups Zucchini noodles
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 tbsp Butter unsalted
- 2 tsp Garlic minced
- 1/4 cup White cooking wine
- 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup Chicken broth
- 1 cup Parmsan cheese shredded
Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat on the stove.
Place the shrimp into the heated skillet, sprinkle with the cajun seasoning and toss to coat. Saute the shrimp until completely cooked through. Remove and set aside.
Add the zoodles to the skillet and saute until done to your liking. Remove the zoodles and set aside.
Reduce the heat in the skillet to medium, and add the butter and garlic. Saute until the butter is melted.
Pour the white cooking wine into the skillet and cook until the liquid is reduced by half.
Whisk in the heavy whipping cream and chicken broth as well as salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat until the sauce thickens.
Add the parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir until the cheese has completely melted.
Place the shrimp and zoodles back into the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce.
Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon slices before serving if desired.
Net Carbs: 5 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto Dinner Ideas
If you enjoyed this shrimp and zoodles recipe, you will love these dinner ideas next. They are some of my family’s favorites.