Prepare to be Shrimpressed!
Whether you’re a beginner at the ketogenic diet or a Keto veteran, you know how hard it can be to figure out what to make for dinner. Sometimes it feels limiting to only eat certain foods. You stock up on high fat and protein sources, but you don’t know what to do with them. Maybe you’ve been through this with ground beef and figured it out by arming yourself with a treasure trove full of Keto ground beef recipes.
However, you may have completely disregarded Keto shrimp recipes? There are only so many shrimp meal ideas you can make…right?
Wrong! I made this list for anyone who has a bunch of shrimp sitting in their freezer waiting to be cooked creatively.
With the selection of recipes here, it’ll be hard to get bored of shrimp. Some of these can even satisfy a fast food craving you’ve had for a long time.
- 40 Aprons -
This five-ingredient Keto shrimp recipe uses cauliflower instead of regular grits, so it’s low carb, paleo, and super quick to make. The shrimp smothered in home-made Cajun seasoning. Then, it’s topped over “grits” made of steamed cauliflower processed with ghee to create this fancy yet simple dish.
- Keto Cooking Christian -
This restaurant favorite takes only 15 minutes to make and is gluten-free, whole-30 approved, as well as Keto. We coat the fried shrimp with the signature Bang Bang sauce made of mayonnaise, garlic, and sriracha. It’s fast and fulfills your craving for something spicy. Easily one of my favorite Keto shrimp recipes in this list.
- Noshtastic -
What I love about blackened shrimp is that it’s flexible and can be made on the grill or in a skillet. The shrimp is liberally coated in homemade blackened seasoning to produce a smoky flavor, and it takes less than 5 minutes to completely cook the shrimp making this a great Keto recipe to add to your recipe book.
- Health Starts in the Kitchen -
This gluten-free dish can be the perfect replacement for a high-carb pasta Alfredo. Using only shrimp, asparagus, cream, and Parmesan cheese, this decadent recipe is filling and satisfies your craving. Plus, it’s quick enough for a last-minute dinner party or a meal to take to work or school.
- New South Charm -
Speaking of dinner parties, this garlic Parmesan shrimp is a cheesy, Italian style appetizer that can be made in less than half an hour. Shrimp lightly tossed in a mixture of basil, oregano, Parmesan cheese and oven-baked – yum! The delicious flavor combination reminds me of mozzarella sticks, but Keto!
- Delish -
Tuscan sauce is a famous pasta sauce that you can also enjoy while Keto. In this recipe, we cook the shrimp with butter, heavy cream, parmesan, and basil to create a rich, fragrant aroma and taste. Even better, the additional cherry tomatoes and spinach give the dish color and an Italian vibe.
- Cafe Delights -
Here’s another creamy, garlic-flavored Keto shrimp option that is a total fan favorite. This one combines sun dried tomatoes, spinach, Italian herbs, and a hefty amount of garlic for an exquisite flavor. The whole recipe takes less than 30 minutes, and the additional corn starch makes the sauce thicker without adding a whole lot of carbs.
- Step Away From the Carbs -
We’re sticking to the theme of buttery shrimp here. This time, with a interesting twist – bacon! This recipe is quick, delicious, and consists of sautéing three ingredients: butter, bacon, and shrimp. The final dish is juicy shrimp combined with crispy bacon pieces flavored with black pepper and parsley.
- Peas and Crayons -
Are you a taco lover who misses those crunchy corn tortillas? Well, this recipe may replace that love. A healthy, Keto twist on tacos, this dish lets you eat more, minus the carbs. The shrimp is simmered in spicy buffalo sauce and wrapped in fresh, crispy romaine lettuce hearts.
- Eatwell101 -
Pasta cravings be gone! This aromatic, zesty zucchini noodle dish topped with a heaping serving of lemony garlic shrimp is perfect for lunch or dinner. This easy, Keto shrimp recipe easily helps you reach your vegetable serving goal of the day. With hints of lemon, slight spice, and butter, the shrimp is grilled to crispy perfection.
- Gnom-Gnom -
Yearning for some Thai takeout? Try this Keto take on the famous Pad Thai dish on your lazy weeknights. Richly flavored shirataki fettuccine noodles, a naturally low carb ingredient, are tossed in with a sweet and spicy sauce, scrambled eggs, and shrimp. Top with cilantro and lime for a finishing touch.
- Megan Seelinger -
Old Bay Shrimp is a classic Maryland recipe. Take it from the East-coast state that knows how to cook seafood. This Keto shrimp recipe so fast because all you need is pre-made Old Bay Seasoning and olive oil with which to coat your shrimp. Then, it’s just a matter of cooking the shrimp, serving with a squeeze of lemon, and you’re all set. A delicious low carb dinner in a matter of minutes.
- Natasha's Kitchen -
These indulgent fritters made of shrimp are a great comfort food. They are combination of chopped shrimp, mozzarella, egg, mayo, and spices, mixed with a tiny bit of flour, and separated into patties to be fried. These shrimp cakes are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, with an extra tang from the Lemon Aioli dipping sauce. I love it! I’ve even used the sauce with other Keto shrimp recipes in this list!
- Life Made Sweeter -
Another Keto take on a Mexican favorite, these chili lime shrimp fajita bowls are convenient and customizable. With low carb cauliflower rice at the base, we coat the shrimp with Tex-Mex seasoning and sear them along with pepper and onion. You can serve with whatever vegetable toppings you want – avocado and lime are fitting choices.
- The Recipe Critic -
This colorful concoction of vegetables and shrimp can be prepared in just 20 minutes. It’s high in protein with its mixture of shrimp and sausage, and filling with a variety of vegetables. Zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and asparagus, all flavored with Cajun seasoning that you can make yourself.
- Cook Eat Paleo -
Here’s another idea for a fast dinner or appetizer at an event, while also being one of the lowest carb Keto shrimp recipes on this list. This easy recipe consists of cooking shrimp covered in garlic olive oil and salt, topped with basil or parsley, until just cooked on a smoker or grill. It’s delicious with a garlic herb butter sauce or any favorite sauce you have in mind.
- Life Made Keto -
Another customization-friendly bowl recipe, this one combines chipotle seasoning and lime. Top over a bed of cauliflower rice and pair with a creamy avocado. With this recipe, you’ll never miss Chipotle burrito bowls again!
- Kirbie's Cravings -
Sticking with the theme of bowls for our Keto shrimp recipes – but this time with avocado! This baked shrimp recipe is so easy, it requires no dishware. All you have to do is fill avocado halves with seasoned shrimp and cheese and bake for less than 10 minutes and you have a creamy, Keto meal.
- Fed + Fit -
Here’s another blackened shrimp option, but with a twist. All you have to do for this swift meal is soak skewered shrimp in lime juice before seasoning with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cumin, and salt. Then easily grill and serve!
- Julia's Album -
Nothing beats an Italian-inspired Keto dish. Flavored with basil pesto and other spices, the shrimp is combined with sliced mushrooms until they’re swimming in creamy, spicy broth. It can be served straight like that or with a low carb pasta replacement like Konjac noodles.
- Well Plated -
Another colorful shrimp and zucchini noodle dish that’s fast and easy to make. With a plethora of spices mixed with a rich, buttery taste, this pasta lookalike makes a great meal for a night in. Top with Parmesan for more flavor, and relish in the garlic lemon sauce.
- Primavera Kitchen -
Looking for a way to add diverse vegetables to your Keto diet? This garlicky meal combines shrimp with asparagus sticks and mushrooms, all in one skillet for your convenience. Spiced with pepper, red pepper flakes, and onion powder, this dish has a full-bodied, mouthwatering taste.
- Better Than Bread Keto -
If you liked Buttery Shrimp with Bacon, here’s another bacon recipe for you! Chowder is usually a creamy soup made with dairy and starch. For this Keto-friendly, all you need is heavy whipping cream, a soup stock or broth, crispy bacon crumbles, and shrimp. This chowder is customizable, so you can use coconut milk/cream for a dairy free option, as will as add mushrooms or cauliflower rice.
- Cafe Delights -
Garlic is a big theme in this list – and for good reason. This 10-minute recipe consists of shrimp swimming in a buttery cream sauce embedded with the rich garlic flavor. With grated Parmesan cheese, this easy Keto shrimp recipe is warm and can be served with rice, pasta, or vegetables.
So, what did you think about this diverse selection of Keto shrimp recipes?
I know that for me personally, I will never run out of low carb shrimp main dishes to make. Plus, I don’t have any excuses considering the fact that all of the meals from this list take less time than it would to order takeout and wait for delivery. I absolutely love that these recipes don’t require so many ingredients to taste good, and they’re flexible!
Who said eating Keto had to be inconvenient?
Let us know in the comments what Keto shrimp recipes you want to try. Don’t forget to share this list if you enjoyed our picks!