Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1lemon, juiced
  • ½lemon, zested
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season spaghetti squash with salt and pepper and place cut side down on the baking sheet.


  • Step 2

    Bake in the preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool until easily handled. Scrape insides of squash into spaghetti strands with a fork.

  • Step 3

    Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Saute shrimp until pink, tossing often to prevent burning, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add spaghetti squash strands. Mix in lemon juice and zest. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

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