23 Healthy Keto-Friendly Shrimp Recipes

Shrimp not only tastes delicious as if you’re biting right into an underwater delicacy, but luckily all kinds of shrimp are keto friendly due to containing such little amounts of carbs.

23 Healthy Keto-Friendly Shrimp Recipes

This is not to mention that shrimp is also incredibly high in protein but still very low in calories which is what makes them such a delightful food to incorporate into a recipe.

From tasty crunchy wraps to stuffed avocados, there are so many ways you can mix shrimp into a recipe that makes it both healthy and delightful to enjoy, here are just a few of the tastiest keto shrimp recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied today.

1. Keto Shrimp Zoodle Alfredo

The mixture of stringy zoodles, parmesan and heavy cream forms a nice textured base that is both sweet and full of herby flavors but also incredibly thick, ensuring that just one bowl of this dreamy dish will fill you right up.

The key to making this perfect shrimp recipe is cooking the zoodles until they are just about tender so that they don’t come out too stale.

2. Cajun Shrimp Kebabs

We all love the soft and succulent seafood texture of some shrimp, however sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a little and that’s exactly what this recipe does thanks to the spicy cajun mix which is made from a combination of paprika, cayenne and garlic powder with a little bit of onion powder to make a mouth watering mixture for those who can’t get enough spice in their food.

3. Keto Breaded Shrimp

You don’t have to give up that crispy goodness when enjoying some healthy keto shrimp, if you have an air fryer at the ready you can make this delicious crumbly coating made from some unsweetened almond milk, paprika and garlic powder to create a coating which adds just enough to be an incredibly pleasant addition.

4. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Quick, easy and incredibly healthy, if you want a grain free alternative to the regular bowl of pasta, this zucchini shrimp can serve up to 4 people with one session of preparation.

The strong seafood taste is complimented really well with the sweetness of the lime juice and a bit of chicken broth to add a little bit of protein to this dish, as if it couldn’t get any healthier.

5. Keto Bang Bang Shrimp

Hot and piping in just 15 minutes, this recipe puts a slight spin on the popular bang bang recipe to make it entirely keto friendly while still retaining a lot of that spicy flavor.

This is definitely a go-to recipe when you’re a bit pressed for time but want a dish still bursting with a creamy seafood flavor.

6. Keto Creamy Asparagus And Shrimp Alfredo

It’s hard to find much food that doesn’t mix perfectly with the creamy texture and delightful taste of asparagus as part of an alfredo.

With just shrimp, asparagus, parmesan cheese and a little cream to layer over the top, you can whip up this keto shrimp appetizer which can easily be passed around the table and enjoyed by everyone.

7. Buttery Shrimp With Bacon

The beauty of bacon is that it fits perfectly into a keto diet, however rather than cooking it up on its own or mixed with a handful of greens, it tastes its very best when paired with some light and delicate buttery shrimp to create a delightful mixture of flavors that will leave you wanting more as soon as you take a bite of that smokey bacon.

8. Shrimp Cakes With Lemon Aioli

This recipe works as well as a bowl of comfort food as it does as a tasty midweek meal for when you want a bite size treat that you can snack on while relaxing or to get you ready for the day.

With a delightfully crispy exterior and a soft and gooey core, these shrimp cakes are great both as a solo treat and as the perfect appetizer when you have a lot of mouths to feed at once.

9. Baked Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Fill up a few halves of avocado with seasoned shrimp and cheese and proceed to bake for just under 10 minutes. That really is all that is required to make this classic recipe making it quick and easy to prepare but still packed full of flavor.

10. Pesto Shrimp With Mushrooms

This Italian inspired shrimp recipe surrounds the food in a creamy, smooth and slightly spicy broth that mixes perfectly with some chopped up mushrooms, giving the entire dish a chewy texture which you just can’t help but fall in love with.

11. Blackened Shrimp And Asparagus Skillet

Blackened shrimp has both a slightly deeper taste and a little bit more texture each time you bite into them making for an enticing switch up to the normal flavor of this popular seafood dish.

Mix with some delicious asparagus to have a meal on your hands that is perfect as a mid-week appetizer.

12. Grilled Shrimp And Chorizo Appetizers

Speaking of appetizers, these crispy shrimp are drizzled just lightly with some roasted pepper sauce which only enhances their flavor and makes them the perfect desserts for an after-party or as a quick filing treat when you or the family are craving a little bit of seafood goodness but want a big enough switch up from the norm.

13. Garlic Lime Shrimp

This recipe is not only incredibly healthy, especially when garnished with a few slices of lime at the end, but it is also a must try for those who love a bit of sweetness in their dish to really bring all the underlying flavors to the surface. The mixture of garlic, lime and shrimp has never tasted so good.

14. Easy Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes

We’ve all at least once tried mixing some shrimp into a salad, and while it is certainly delicious and helps keep us refreshed, this recipe not only makes the preparation easy, it also serves enough in one session to serve up to two people, making this a great choice when you want to share a healthy meal with that special someone.

15. Garlic Butter Shrimp And Broccoli Skillet

Garlic buttery shrimp is soft, succulent and delicious, but why not add something with just a tiny bit more crunch that also provides a whole host of nutritional benefits, of course we are talking about broccoli.

Quick, simple and packed full of nutrients, if you like the taste of broccoli you definitely will not want to miss this recipe.

16. Creamy Garlic Shrimp With Sundried Tomatoes

If you have never tried sun-dried tomatoes, this recipe gives you the perfect excuse to have a taste of these sweet-tart flavored treats that are an elegant addition to a bowl of creamy garlic shrimp.

Once you take a bite you’ll wonder how you ever lived without adding them to your favorite meals.

17. Keto Coconut Shrimp Curry

Part of the beauty of this dish is you can serve it alongside any side dish of your choice whether it’s some steamed veggies or simply more seafood options, it will all blend delicately into the smooth, creamy and extremely tasty curry made with coconut milk which is a great substitute for the standard chicken curry.

18. Keto Smoky Garlic Shrimp

Potentially the easiest shrimp recipe you can prepare in just a few minutes, these smoky flavored garlic shrimps possess a rich taste that is a little reminiscent of the deep meaty taste of well cooked bacon.

This is definitely a recipe that suits those moments when you’re in a rush but still need a shrimp recipe that is just bursting with flavors to enjoy.

19. Easy Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

If you’re a fan of a cocktail on a warm summer’s day or as a personal treat for those colder evenings, this recipe not only switches out the sugary cocktail sauce to make the drink a lot healthier, it can also be made in just a few minutes and is a good way to use up a few shrimp if you don’t have as many to make a large succulent meal.

20. Chili Lime Shrimp Fajita Bowls

A little bit of spice mixed with just a hint of sweetness is enough to make a bowl of shrimp ten times more delicious which is what makes this recipe a must try.

Finished off with a serving of guacamole and pico de gallo, the decision of how spicy this recipe is when it is finally prepared is entirely up to you.

21. Paleo Shrimp And Grits Recipe

The paleo shrimp and grits recipe is a classic, however there are very good reasons for this including its incredible health benefits, the lovely mashed cauliflower and the cajun seasoning which gives a slight kick to the shrimp to make for an all in one dish that is sure to satisfy anyone regardless of their taste preferences.

22. Cajun Shrimp And Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Healthy, meaty and full of nutritional and crunchy greens, this skillet shrimp recipe really does include everything you could want in one dish.

To guarantee your shrimp do not come out stale or are a little lacking in the flavor department, this is the recipe for you.

23. Paleo Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

Being both gluten-free and keto-friendly, it’s hard to believe that these crispy bitesize shrimp pieces are so low in carbs for the amount of extraordinary flavor they offer.

Excellent as some comfort food while enjoying a movie but also as an excellent personal treat when you want something tasty and easy to make, these popcorn shrimp are so delightful they are worth making for any occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are All Kinds Of Shrimp Keto-Friendly?

For those shrimp lovers, the good news is when switching to a keto diet, you won’t need to give up these delicious seafood appetizers.

All kinds of shrimp are 100% keto friendly, but not only that, they are packed full of nutritional benefits being incredibly high in protein while also being an amazing source of Omega 3 and are incredibly low in calories.

As a famous character once said in the classic movie Forrest Gump “Like I was saying, shrimp is the fruit of the sea” and he certainly isn’t lying.


Shrimp is an incredibly healthy food that both tastes great and is an excellent addition to a low carb diet, however don’t just stick with a standard bowl of shrimp with some light sauce layered on top, be creative and try out a few of these unique recipes, with such a variety you can be sure to find one that suits both your taste preferences and of other guests if you’re looking to impress others with your new shrimp recipes.

23 Healthy Keto-Friendly Shrimp Recipes

23 Healthy Keto-Friendly Shrimp Recipes

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When switching to a low-carb keto diet, you don’t need to give up shrimp since they are so healthy, so why not try mixing them into a few delicious recipes?

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