With a cooked spaghetti squash you can make this low carb basil & spaghetti squash dinner in only 15 minutes! The garlicky basil shrimp add so much flavor to the spaghetti squash and it’s only 6.6g net carbs!
My husband grew spaghetti squash for me this summer and we have a lot of them! I really like it but he’s not much of a fan so I have to come up with recipes that really have a lot of taste like this low carb basil & shrimp spaghetti squash.
It’s full of garlic and fresh basil that the shrimp is cooked in, then just add some cooked squash and it’s ready to eat!
How to cook spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot
I found that this is my favorite way to cook spaghetti squash because it comes out perfect every time and in just minutes.
- Cut and clean two squashes (4 half pieces) and place them in the Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water.
- Close the lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
- Quick release the pressure and let them cool.
- Scrape the spaghetti squash out of the shell and prepare any way you want.
That’s all there is to it. This is enough for 2 meals for my family. I’ve even put some in a baggie and froze for later.
Ingredients for this low carb shrimp & basil pasta
I want to say that you can buy everything for this recipe at Aldi. Most people have an Aldi near them and since they have such good prices that is why I mention them.
The shrimp is raw from the freezer section, the basil can be found with the produce along with the garlic and spaghetti squashes. We grew spaghetti squash and basil this year so I just used my own.
Basil & Shrimp Spaghetti squash Recipe
First you want to add some oil and garlic to a large saute pan and then add in your raw shrimp. Stir it around to make sure they cook evenly and then add in the basil and stir for 1 minute. Lastly add in your butter and then the squash. Cook for another minute or two and you are done. How easy is that?!
My husband was very happy with this recipe and that says something! I love that it’s so easy and takes such little time. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. The nutritional information 1 serving is:
262 cals / 14.4g fat / 8.4g carbs / 1.8g fiber / 23.2g protein = 6.6g net carbs
Low Carb Basil & Shrimp Spaghetti Squash
With a cooked spaghetti squash you can make this shrimp & basil spaghetti squash dinner in only 15 minutes! The garlicky basil shrimp add so much flavor to the spaghetti squash and it's only 6.6g net carbs!
- 12 oz shrimp, raw and peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup basil leaves, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups spaghetti squash, cooked
In a large saute pan, add the oil and garlic. Saute a minute until fragrant.
Add in the shrimp and saute for about 5 minutes until pink. Add in the basil and stir for 1 minute to coat the shrimp.
Next add in your butter and then the squash. Cook for another minute or two and you are done.