Shrimp is a go-to meal in our house during the week— It's quick to cook and full of flavor. Many shrimp dinner recipes rely heavily on pairing some sort of carb: rice, pasta, risotto, grits, etc, which makes it difficult to keep in a keto or low carb diet plan.
The good news is that most of your favorite carb-loaded shrimp dishes can be transitioned into keto-friendly meals in minutes. Almost all of the recipes we’ve rounded up here are ready in under 30 minutes and packed with flavor and healthy fats. Check out these 14 delicious keto shrimp recipes!
Shrimp and grits are a southern classic that has made their way into brunch menus all across the country for their warm, home-cooked vibes. This recipe clocks in just under 5 net carbs per serving! The secret is in the faux grits: cauliflower! The cauliflower gets cooked down to create a grits-like texture and makes for a delicious cheesy base. Keto and weeknight approved! You can whip this up in about 30 minutes.
Have you been forgoing taco Tuesday because of all the carbs? No more! These buffalo shrimp lettuce wrap tacos are going to be a hit at the next taco Tuesday get together— they satisfy multiple diets: keto, paleo, and gluten-free! The fresh ingredients and the caliente spice blend come together for just the right amount of spice-plosion in your mouth.
Add some zest into your life with these tasty Keto Shrimp Fritters! These fritters are the perfect mainstay for a weeknight meal. I’d definitely make a few batches of these babies—you can freeze them for up to four months! Pair them alongside your favorite salad or veg for a warm, crunchy, zesty meal, ready in minutes. These fritters also pair really well with a lemon garlic aioli.
Keto New Orleans style!! I LOVE a good cajun dish, but typically they come with quite a bit of carbs. This Shrimp and Sausage Skillet recipe is packed with flavor and if you’re in the mood for something a bit more like your typical beloved cajun dishes, try pairing this with some cauliflower rice. Ready in under 30 minutes.
Zoodles are the saving grace for making beloved pasta dishes keto. This Keto Shrimp scampi is all of your favorite parts of the traditional dish, but with zoodles, and no heavy carb feeling afterward. You could also swap the zoodles out for some delicious spaghetti squash if you’re into the thinner noodle texture of traditional Shrimp Scampi. This little diddy clocks in just 5 net carbs per serving, and is ready in under thirty minutes.
A good ceviche reminds me of summer at my grandpa’s house. The best part about making ceviche is that there is no cooking required! Simply place your shrimp and ingredients in a food-safe bowl in the fridge, and let the citrus juice do the cooking for you. This shrimp ceviche recipe is bright and packed with healthy fats. You can even step up the healthy fats with a little drizzle of olive oil or MCT.
What’s better than meat on a stick and ready in under 30 minutes? These Grilled Veggie Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Turmeric Salsa. This recipe is keto, gluten-free, whole 30, and paleo approved! Oh, and this recipe calls on some serious superfood power with a turmeric supplement, making it even MORE packed with vitamins, and anti-inflammatory properties. This is going to be one of your new favs, seriously.
When you are going from zero to hangry, this keto shrimp pad thai will do just the trick! You can whip up this typical street food in less than 15 minutes. The shirataki noodles do a great job of bringing this dish together, with the garlicky shrimp. This recipe also calls for fresh cilantro, but you can sub that out for parsley if you’re not #teamcilantro. This meal rings in about 5g net of carbs.
This keto shrimp alfredo recipe is to die for. The alfredo sauce feels and tastes like creamy clouds in your mouth, delivering each piece of shrimp and asparagus with grace and ease. This would pair perfectly atop a fresh bed of zoodles or spaghetti squash. You can also swap out the parmesan for some asiago if that’s your jam. This decadent meal is ready in just seven minutes!
So, this keto casserole gets a ten out of ten for keto-approved holiday potlucks! This epicurean delight is jam-packed with seafaring proteins: shrimp, lobster, scallops, and crabs! After cooking the fish, you bathe it in a sea of butter and cream, then pop it in the oven sprinkle it with cheese, and about 30-45 minutes later, you have a seafood casserole that is keto, gluten-free, and low carb approved.
Once again, cauliflower rice jumps in to transform one of our favorite meals. This chipotle lime shrimp bowl by Kelly from Life Made Keto was made to quench her and her husband's cravings for chipotle’s burrito bowls, and we are here for it. This tex-mex flavor combo gives the bowl a smoky and bright flavor palette. Garnish this with some avocado, squeeze of lime, and cilantro (or parsley) for a ultra fresh and pleasing to the eye experience.
This list just wouldn’t be complete without a good keto stir fry option. We love the simplicity of this keto shrimp stir fry recipe. The simple flavor profile is cooking the shrimp and veggies in a coconut oil base, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, sesame, and red pepper flakes. You can add some more heat to this but upping the number of pepper flakes, or brightening the flavor with some fresh-squeezed citrus juice here. Recommended serving alongside a bed of spinach, cauliflower rice, or shirataki noodles.
What is it about breaded and fried things that just make your mouth water? This incredible ‘fried’ shrimp recipe is music to keto ears. The key to the breading in the recipe is crushed pork rinds! Everything else is mimicking how you would typically bread and fry a fish: whisking an egg to dip the shrimp, and then rolling them around in the crushed pork rinds and a slew of spices. Then giving it a little spritz of olive oil, and popping it in the oven. These keto ‘fried’ shrimp are ready in about thirty minutes and are a great appetizer, or can be served alongside some yummy keto-approved roasted veggies.
Speaking of fried shrimp, this coconut shrimp recipe simulates that same crunch, without deep frying, and only uses six ingredients. Using coconut flour (with spice blend) and coconut flakes for your breading. We recommend pairing these delicious goodies alongside some keto-approved Jicama Fries, or a simple asian cabbage salad.
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