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Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp Recipe

Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp is a quick and easy dinner recipe with tender zucchini noodles and perfectly sauteed shrimp tossed in a delicious basil pesto sauce. Simple and healthy!

Zucchini noodles are so versatile! I love using zucchini noodles for this Creamy Chicken Lazone Recipe with Zucchini Noodles and this yummy Creamy Ricotta Zucchini Noodles recipe.

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This Healthy Dinner Recipe Can Be Made In Less Than 30 Minutes!

Also? Dinner will be ready in 20 minutes, from start to finish! Can I get a WHAT WHAT!

Oh. Hiiiii! Happy TGIF! Thank you for coming by to TGIF with meeee!! Today, I’m giving you a big hug in a bowl. You need it right? Coo’. Let’s hug it out!

But first. Can I just tell you that my Friday night plans involve pictures with Santa? I’m taking the plunge and trying out this visiting Santa thing one more time. Both of my girls LOVE him, so long as he’s only on a picture. The moment they see a big fat man in a red suit, Lawwwwd, things get real-real. They start to walk away slowly, and at the same time they begin to tug on my clothes, holding my legs for their dear life while screaming their hearts out. At this moment, all I’m thinking about is how I don’t want to fall because these two can’t let go of my legs, and I do it all with a huge smile on my face… the smile that actually says, this is soooo freakin’ embarrassing! The whole thing is a NIGHT.MARE.

Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp Recipe

And let’s not even discuss the Easter Bunny… whoa. Like whoa whoa. After that experience, I feel traumatized.

New topic. A delicious one at that.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp

How To Make Zoodles

Apparently, my taste buds think it’s still Summer/Fall because, zucchini. But I eat zucchini year round, so that’s that.

More importantly, it’s been a long time since we’ve talked about shrimp for supper. …I just said supper? Who says that? Reminds me of I Love Lucy…

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In the meantime, Goce, who has allllllllways loved tomato sauce based pasta dishes, and makes spaghetti at least once a week, ate more than half of what you see here, and said that he didn’t miss his spaghetti at all. In other words, THAT’S how good this Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp is.

You see, I’m a super new fan of spiralized veggies. If for one reason: healthier, yet awesomely delicious option. Reason two: the pesto situation right here is just that – a fantastic situation! So much flavor! AND it’s store-bought because time is of the essence during THE Season.  

I also love the lightly sauteed shrimp. Salt and pepper shrimp with a bit of olive oil are kind of da bomb diggidy.

And then there is some freshly grated parm cheese! Just a bit. Would you expect anything less?

And then there is me, racing to my plate before Goce gets to it.

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I say, let’s combine Friday, shrimp, zucchini, and weekend dreams on a plate. Friday is made for easy dinners and the coldest glasses of  chardonnay. And really late desserts because, YOU just had veggies for din din which results in a large piece of Chocolate Mousse Cake afterwards.

Wanna race me to the zoodles?!




Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp - Quick and easy dinner recipe with tender zucchini noodles and perfectly sauteed shrimp tossed in a delicious basil pesto sauce.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp is a quick and easy dinner recipe with tender zucchini noodles and sauteed shrimp tossed in a basil pesto sauce!
4.67 from 3 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 zucchini , spiralized
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/2- cup basil pesto (you can use more or less, or as much as you prefer)
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to skillet; sautee for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside in a bowl.
  • Add remaining olive oil to skillet; add garlic and cook for 15 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add zucchini to skillet and continue to cook for 7 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add shrimp back to skillet, stir in pesto, and cook just until things are heated through.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.


Serving: 1.5 g | Calories: 217 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 2 mg | Sodium: 306 mg | Potassium: 511 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 1040 IU | Vitamin C: 35.6 mg | Calcium: 84 mg | Iron: 0.9 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute dinner, easy shrimp recipe, easy zucchini pasta recipe, easy zucchini recipes, healthy shrimp recipe, how to cook zoodles, zoodles recipe, zucchini noodles, zucchini noodles recipe
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21 comments on “Pesto Zucchini Noodles and Shrimp Recipe”

  1. To make the spiralized zucchini sweat (see Juan Carlos’ & Katerina’s comments), how about lightly salting the noodles to promote sweating in a colander & then squeezing them dry in paper towels?

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    Juan Carlos Cuenco

    Made them and they tasted yummy! But when sautéed the noodles they produced a lot of water. Sorry they came out mushy! But the taste was there. How can I do so this dosent happen?

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      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! After spiralizing the zucchini, wrap up the spiralized zucchini in paper towels – use thicker towels – and just squeeze out as much water as you can over the sink.

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    kathy Kernan

    There is no serving size on this recipe. Sounds great but nutrition info needs to be updated, thanks!

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    Rachel Miller

    Hi, do you have nutritional info for this recipe? I thought you posted it for all recipes but I can’t seem to find it. Thanks!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! Yes, I always do include it, and I did include it here, too, but you’re right – it’s no longer there! I’ll update, asap! Thank you for letting me know!

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    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

    I am totally with you on the Santa Easter Bunny Picture Fight!!! As for this dish?! Bright colors and flavors abound. So tasty and beautiful to look at!

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    Maryanne @ the little epicurean

    Dinner in 20 minutes? I’m sold! I love swapping in zucchini noodles for pasta.

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    Cookin Canuck

    I hope the visit to Santa went better this year! This is exactly the sort of meal my family would love – we use pesto at least once a week.

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer

    So, when are you coming to Southern Wyoming to cook me dinner? Tomorrow? Ok! Gorgeous (as always!)! 😉

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    Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    Ooooh I’m always on the lookout for a good shrimp dish and this looks so good. Love the zucchini noodles too. Need to try this very soon. 😉

  10. Excellent Kate! I didn’t know you can switch pasta that easy with a much healthier choice!
    Great idea!

  11. This looks SO yummy, I totally want to make this! It’s so beautiful with all of that green too. 🙂

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