22+ Best Keto Shrimp Recipes – Low Carb Shrimp Recipes

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Are you looking for easy keto shrimp recipes to make for lunch or dinner? Then, you’re in the right place. These 22 keto shrimp recipes are the best if you’re searching for some quick and easy shrimp recipes that are delicious and filling.

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Shrimps are one of the most common types of shellfish, easy to prepare, and naturally low in carbs. Without a doubt, they are a staple protein in my freezer. Shrimp are incredibly nutritious, low in calories, and so quick to cook.

These quick low-carb shrimp dishes can also come in useful on hectic weeknights for those following a paleo, keto, or low-carb diet.

This collection includes recipes for keto-fried shrimp, shrimp curry, Tom Yum Soup, garlic shrimp, spicy Thai shrimp, cajun shrimp, and more. All of the recipes are simple to create and need few ingredients.

Shrimp is versatile and easy to prepare. I am sure that you’ll find these recipes to be perfect for weeknight dinners. Most need ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and can be prepared in a short amount of time.

Watch our quick step-by-step video to see how to make the best keto shrimp recipe.

What is the Best Way to Cook Shrimp?

Sautéing shrimp in butter with a touch of lemon is the fastest and easiest way to prepare them. However, depending on the size of your shrimp, they may require a few minutes on each side on a hot skillet.

Are Shrimps Keto?

The quick answer is yes! Shrimp is definitely one of the most keto-friendly seafood options. And the good news is that this is true for all varieties of shrimp.

Shrimp contains 0 grams net carbohydrates but is exceptionally high in protein – 100 grams of raw shrimp provides 20 grams of protein. It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

However, it is important to keep in mind that some shrimp dishes may have added sugars or carbohydrates, so it’s best to check the nutrition information before consuming.

How To Cook Shrimp

There are many ways to cook shrimp, and the cooking method you choose will depend on your personal preference and the recipe you’re using. Here are some popular methods for cooking shrimp:

  • Boiling: To boil shrimp, bring a pot of water to a boil and add the shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Drain the shrimp and serve hot or cold.
  • Grilling: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and brush with olive oil. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are pink and slightly charred.
  • Sautéing: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of butter or olive oil. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and opaque.
  • Baking: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Toss the shrimp with olive oil and seasoning and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Stir-frying: Heat a wok or skillet over high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Add the shrimp and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until pink and opaque. Add your desired vegetables and seasonings and continue to stir-fry until everything is cooked through.

No matter which cooking method you choose, make sure not to overcook the shrimp, as it can become tough and rubbery.

Additionally, make sure to properly clean and devein the shrimp before cooking if they have not already been cleaned.

Benefits of Shrimps

  • Shrimp is a low-calorie shellfish that is surprisingly filling.
  • They are rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.
  • While shrimp contains a minimal amount of dietary fat, it offers fat is heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Keto Bang Bang Shrimp

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This keto shrimp is covered with a low carb mixture that can be air fried or pan-fried, or oven-baked in the oven. Topped with a spicy bang bang sauce.
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Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

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Easy garlic shrimp recipe coated in a buttery sauce that you can prepare in 10 minutes.
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Lemon Shrimp with Asparagus and Cauliflower Rice

This one pan lemon shrimp with asparagus comes together quickly and packs in SO much gorgeous flavor.
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15 Minute Shrimp Fra Diavolo

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From start to finish, this Italian shrimp dish takes only 15 minutes! If you enjoy cooking fish, don’t miss out on this Grilled Coho Salmon dish. It also takes only 15 minutes to prepare!
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Chinese Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe

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Chinese Kung Pao Shrimp Recipe (or kung po shrimp) with juicy succulent Prawns and crisp peppers, tossed in a savory, tangy, and little spicy kung pao sauce.
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Keto Fried Shrimp

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These super-crispy keto fried shrimp are coated in seasoned low-carb breadcrumbs and fried to a beautiful golden brown. They’re perfect as an appetizer or a main course and are even better than the restaurant variety!
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20 Minute Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

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This Grilled Shrimp Skewer is a delicious, quick to make shrimp recipe that's ready within minutes. Shrimp is marinated, then grilled until perfectly golden. Cook this simple grilled shrimp recipe on the stove or an outside grill. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on or off
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Keto Shrimp Coconut Curry

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You can make this easy Indian curry in 30-minutes with shrimp, chicken, or both! This recipe is my go-to shrimp curry recipe that I make over and over again.
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Palmini Pasta Shrimp Stir Fry

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Palmini pasta are prepared from Heart of Palm, a rare vegetable that grows in the core of certain types of palm trees. As a result, palmini pasta is also known as ‘Heart of Palm Pasta.’
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Easy Grilled Sesame Shrimp with Shishito Peppers

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This recipe will elevate any basic shrimp cook and help you become a pro at making grilled shrimp skewers.
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Shrimp Fajitas

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Making shrimp fajitas on a sheet pan in the oven is so easy! It’s sure to become a regular keto meal.
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Shrimp Cakes – Keto, Paleo, WHOLE30

These shrimp cakes are loaded with flavor! Green onions, garlic, a touch of lemon zest, and a bit of hot sauce makes these shrimp cakes a tasty appetizer or main course.
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Shrimp and Bacon Chowder

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This flavorful Keto Bacon and Shrimp Chowder is creamy, comforting, and filling all while being low-carb!
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Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill (Low Carb | Keto Friendly)

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It’s simple yet full of classic flavors! It’s a light, creamy, cold salad perfect for those hot summer days.
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Keto Instant Pot Thai Shrimp Soup

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Keto Instant Pot Thai Shrimp Soup is a delicious, creamy, low carb, paleo, and Whole30 soup with Thai flavors of lemongrass, lime, ginger, red curry, and coconut milk made in the Instant Pot.
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Seafood Lasagna

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This is a southern Seafood Lasagna. A yummy cheesy dish full of seafood for any special occasion.
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Spicy shrimp salad

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Get your heat on with this piquant keto salad that will surely awaken your senses and tease those hungry taste buds!
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Blackened Shrimp

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.
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Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

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.
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Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wrap Tacos

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Meet your new favorite low-carb lunch. It’s super-flavorful, fresh, and it’s ready in under an hour!
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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet is the BEST 20-minute dinner, filled with delicious cajun flavor from shrimp, sausage, and summer vegetables.
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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in Air Fryer

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It makes the best appetizer or party food. Serve it at your next cookout too.
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Quick & Easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp with Parmesan

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This quick and easy creamy garlic shrimp is loaded with amazing flavor, ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes. One skillet shrimps cooked in a creamy garlic parmesan cream sauce is the perfect dish with pasta or a side of your favorite veggies.
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Low-Carb General Tso’s Shrimp and Broccoli

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This low-carb General Tso’s shrimp and broccoli is tossed in a delicious homemade sauce and can easily be served with cauliflower fried rice or another low-carb/keto side dish.
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22+ Best Keto Shrimp Recipes – Low Carb Shrimp Recipes

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Are you looking for easy keto shrimp recipes to make for lunch or dinner? Then, you’re in the right place. These 22 keto shrimp recipes are the best if you’re searching for some quick and easy shrimp recipes that are delicious and filling.
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  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream f
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium pan over medium heat cook the shrimps in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and transfer cooked shrimp to a plate. Add the shrimps and season with salt and pepper. Sear the shrimps for 1-2 minutes on each side or until pink. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Make the Sauce – In the same pan add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the heavy cream, season with salt and pepper and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add the parmesan cheese, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Return the shrimp, cover in sauce and sprinkle wiht frehslly chopped parsley.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword keto shrimp recipes, shrimp recipes
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