Super-Fast Basil Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp

Speedy Pesto Zoodles

Low-carb, flavor-filled, garden-fresh… you name it, spiralized zucchini “zoodles” have it! And they MUST be on your dinner table this week. #zoodles #spiralizer #zucchinirecipes

Super-Fast Basil Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp


  • 2 lbs. small-to-medium zucchini ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil divided use
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp 21-25 count, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. basil pesto


  1. Using a vegetable spiralizer, turn zucchini lengthwise into long “zoodles”. (When you reach the seeds in the middle, stop spiralizing as seeds make the noodles fall apart.)
  2. Place the zoodles into a colander and toss with a bit of kosher salt. Let zoodles drain for 15 to 30 minutes, then gently squeeze to remove any excess liquid.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter and 1 Tbs. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to garlic in skillet, along with shrimp, wine, and lemon juice. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are just cooked through, 2-3 minutes. (Shrimp will turn from gray in color to pink very quickly when done!) Immediately remove skillet from heat.
  5. In a separate skillet, heat the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil over medium-high heat; stir in pesto, then add the zoodles and gently toss, cooking just until al dente, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve the prepared shrimp with sauce over the cooked zoodles at once. Enjoy!

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Let’s Get You Cookin’, 
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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