What to Make with Zucchini? Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

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If your garden bounty looks anything like mine has this summer, you have a counter full of zucchini and yellow squash, some maybe even the size of baseball bats. :-)

What to make with Zucchini.

If you don’t know what to do with it besides make Zucchini Bread, I have an easy recipe to use it up in a delish and healthy way.

I know I have posted a few recipes lately, but with all the house projects Ed and I are doing, good food and delish dinners are what we look forward to after a long day of preparing the house to sell.

What to make with all the zucchini besides muffins and breads . This garlic shrimp zoodle recipe makes a star of Zucchini.

We also have been trying to eat as close to nature as we can and finding ways to use what we reap from the garden in new ways. Last week I turned zucchini and yellow squash into a delish dish that tastes and looks like pasta. YUM-O!

Kitchen Aid Spiralizer mixer attachement

About a year ago we stared to use grated zucchini in place of pasta and loved it. Now I own a sprializer. If you haven’t used one, it makes Zucchini into a star veggie as it makes it look just like pasta. When you add sauce you will find you don’t miss the pasta at all.

Kitchen Aid Spiral blade attachment

For Christmas Ed gave me a KitchenAid®  mixer. I keep it out on the counter all the time and have made many recipes with it and have even whipped up body butters to give as gifts using it.

I recently was asked if I would like to try the spiralizer attachment for the mixer that can also peel, core, and slice.  It is one smart attachment!

I chose to keep the skin on the zucchini for this recipe, so I used the small core spiral blade to make the zucchini into “zoodles”.

Kitchen Aid Spiralizer

If you are not familiar with how attachments attach to a KitchenAid mixer it is very easy. You simply remove the knob on the top side of the mixer and place the attachment into the opening and tighten with the back screw on the mixer.

Spiralized zucchini and yellow squash

It takes less than a minute to attach.  I cut the ends of each zucchini and squash so the ends were flat to place in the spiralizer. Once I had the veggies spiralized, I simply removed the spiralizer attachment and washed it by hand. The blades can be washed in the top rack of a dishwasher.

Garlic Shrimp zoodle recipe that uses zucchini and yellow squash. You won't even miss the pasta.

It then added the spiralized veggies to a pan simmer in with garlic, shrimp and a few other ingredients.  The recipes makes enough so that I could have the leftovers for lunch the next day….which tasted just as good as the night before.

Garlic Shrimp Zoodles

A fast and easy way to enjoy zucchini that the whole family will love.
Author: In My Own Style

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning to taste
  • Chopped basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine broth and lemon juice, set aside.
  • Spiralize zucchini and squash using the small core spiral slice blade.
  • Dice peppers
  • To Cook: Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add peppers and cook until edges are browned. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and stir until combined, about one minute.
  • Add shrimp. Season with creole seasoning to taste. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add broth and lemon mixture, stir well to mix in with shrimp.
  • Add zucchini and squash. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until veggies have cooked down and shrimp is opaque.
  • Sprinkle basil over the top of each serving.
  • Enjoy

Garlic Shrimp Zoodles Recipe

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22 Comments

  1. ABSOLUTELY DELISH …. my grandson helped me cook {he’s almost 21 and knows his way around the kitchen!} … he added a bit more spice than prescribed and it turned out so good …

    also, you forgot the garlic … i, who love garlic to death, added 3 large and 1 small cloves … i should have added more …

    great recipe all in all, diane …

    darlene

    1. Hi Darlene – This has become one of my fave recipes. Thanks for telling me about my omission of the garlic in the recipe. Silly me, thats what happens when I write my posts late at night. :-) I will add it in.

      1. another great recipe … thanks for adding the garlic … i, though, will add one more large clove of garlic … i, also, cook it with the peppers as hubbs H.A.T.E.S. chomping into a raw piece of garlic …. LOL … he sure loved last night’s dinner, as did grandson ….

        take care …..

        darlene

  2. I don’t have kitchen aid but I bought one it is almost the same and the price is really good. I did not try this recipe, but this is going to change tonight. It looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Nicole

  3. I already have the kitchenaid but no spiralizer. I’m a shrimp lover so I’m going to try your recipe using a vegetable peeler to make wide slices like lasagne noodles. I’m hoping that will work too…

    1. @Patricia … that’s exactly what we did: we used our veggie peeler, however i used thinner slices … like linguini, thinner than angel hair pasta .. we loved it … in fact, this has become one of our fave meals … my hubbs, who is a *picky eater* said, *let’s have the shrimp and zucchini for dinner tonight!!* {tonight!!!} he’s asked for it specially a few times …

      it’s very, very good … i have added anaheim peppers along with the red peppers {and red pepper flakes} and i might also add cilantro, and not creole seasoning …

      thanks, pam, for this great recipe …

      1. sorry … i should have said, *not as thin as angel hair pasta* … hmmm … thinking about dinner and peeling and deveining the shrimp, which i hate doing …

  4. I don’t have a KitchenAid stand mixer, but I have a spiralizer that I have loved using. I have mostly used pesto sauce on spiralized veggies but will definitely branch out and try this recipe as it looks delicious!

  5. I love your recipe and can’t wait to make it again. I had to do my own slicing and chopping into little matchsticks, but still wonderful. I did add Parm/Romano on top though, but it is fabulous without the added cheese.

    I am so hoping to win this contest. I would use this very often (very, very often). Thank you again for a great and easy recipe, cause it is again, just my style and ever so easy to make and so healthy too.

    1. I have been oohing and awwing over the Kitchaid Mixers because I would love to have some of (all) of their great attachments, but I just can not come up with that kind of money on Social Security retirement money.

  6. sounds so good! I must be missing it, but I don’t see garlic in the ingredient list… how much do you normally use?

    1. she forgot to add the gralic to the recipe … it’s in the *repaired* recipe … 2 cloves, however i love garlic and add another large clove …

  7. I’m still using an old, avocado green stand mixer that my mom had way back when. Would it have been from the 60s??The only ‘tools’ are the two beaters. I see and read about the new mixers and would love to have something current with attachments and tools. I talk myself out of trying recipes, like yours, where I would have to attempt slicing the zoodles (love that term!) by hand. Maybe I’ll drop birthday gift hints at home… : )

  8. IDiane,
    It’s early morning and I’m salivating as I’m reading this recipe! Do you have any other Zoodle recipes you can share?

  9. I’ve had my KitchenAid for at least 30 something years and have wanted a larger size but was waiting until this one died….it has been used A LOT and is still going strong so it was a great investment. I have all kinds of attachments that I love but didn’t know about the spiralizer. Having seen some great zoodle recipes I may have to tell Santa about this attachment.

  10. I love making zoodles!!! My favorite sauce is Pesto over them! Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will definitely try this!

  11. I have been so wanting a spiralizer. Did not know one was available as an attachment for my Kitchenaid. Very Cool! I may be missing it in your recipe, but at what point do you add the broth and lemon juice? Thanks!

    1. at #6 .. Add broth and lemon mixture, stir well to mix in with shrimp

      you’ll love it …