10 Keto Shrimp Recipes

This is a roundup of 10 of the best, tried and tested Keto Shrimp Recipes. They’re all simple, easy and above all, delicious! Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. (Often Paleo and Whole 30 approved too!)

I like to keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer at all times. They cook extremely fast, making it perfect for quick gourmet meals. These recipes all use simple, fresh ingredients to create drool-worthy meals in minutes!

Is Shrimp Okay On A Keto Diet?

First things first, you’re probably wondering if shrimp can be eaten on a keto diet. Well, yes! Shrimp is very much Keto-friendly, since it contains practically zero carbs.

On top of being very low carb, it is also very high in protein and a great source of various vitamins and minerals. (Go check out this fun article from verywellfit.com about the various health benefits of shrimp!)

So, without further ado – let jump right into our list of delicious Keto Shrimp Recipes:

1. Greek Shrimp Salad with Warm Lemon Butter Dressing

greek shrimp salad in a blue bowl on a white table

It’s the lemon butter dressing takes this keto shrimp and spinach salad recipe to the next level. It is absolutely perfect for a light, but filling lunch.

You’ll need just 9 fresh ingredients and 15 minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Baby Spinach
  3. Cucumber
  4. Cherry Tomatoes

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Black Olives
  2. Feta Cheese
  3. Lemon Juice
  4. Minced Garlic
  5. Butter
  6. Olive Oil

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Dried Basil
  2. Salt and Pepper

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 235kcal
  • Net Carbs: 4g

Find this recipe HERE at livingchirpy.com

2. Pesto Shrimp with Mushrooms

stainless steel skillet filled with pesto shrimp and mushrooms

You don’t need much to create this flavorful keto shrimp recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious! It would go great with cauliflower rice and a side salad.

All you need is 11 simple ingredients and 30 minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Fresh Basil

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Minced Garlic
  3. Basil Pesto
  4. Chicken Broth

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Red Pepper Flakes
  2. Salt

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 313kcal
  • Net Carbs: 4g

Find this recipe HERE at juliasalbum.com

3. 20-Minute Shrimp and Sausage Skillet

20 minute shrimp and sausage skillet in a cast iron pan

This dish is one of my go-to favorites. You can whip it up under 30 minutes and it tastes divine! It’s a healthy and easy one pot keto shrimp recipe that is perfect for dinner. Just add a simple side salad and you’re good to go!

Needs just 7 fresh ingredients and 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Smoked Sausage
  3. Red Bell Pepper
  4. Green Bell Pepper
  5. Onion
  6. Zucchini
  7. Minced Garlic

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Chicken Stock
  2. Olive Oil

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Red Pepper Flakes
  2. Old Bay Seasoning
  3. Salt and Pepper

(Nutritional Information Not Provided)

Find this recipe HERE at paleonewbie.com

4. Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

little shrimp and guacamole appetizer bites on a black plate

These keto shrimp guacamole bites will be a hit for sure. This recipe serves the shrimp on a little sweet potato crisp, but you can easily substitute it for a cheese crisp! (That’s what I would do!)

This easy keto shrimp recipe needs just 5 fresh ingredients (plus some pantry staples) and 30ish minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Sweet Potato
  2. Shrimp
  3. Avocado
  4. Cilantro
  5. Lime

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Red Wine Vinegar

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Smoked Paprika
  2. Cumin
  3. Chipotle Chili Powder
  4. Red Pepper Flakes
  5. Salt

Nutrition:

  1. Calories: 70kcal
  2. Net Carbs: 2g

Find this recipe HERE at joyfulhealthyeats.com

5. Sweet Potato and Kale Shrimp Skillet

a cast iron skillet with shrimp kale and butternut stirred by a wooden spoon

The mix of sweet and more bitter flavors in this dish work really well with the shrimp. Once again, using just a few ingredients, but generating lots of flavor. It’s a delicious keto one pan meal!

This meal needs just 4 fresh ingredients and 25 minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Kale
  3. Sweet Potato*
  4. Onion

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Minced Garlic

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Red Pepper Flakes
  2. Salt and Pepper

*The recipe calls for sweet potato, but I would substitute this with butternut squash.

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 265kcal
  • Net Carbs: 18g (This will be significantly less if you use butternut squash instead of sweet potato)

Find this yummy keto shrimp recipe HERE at primaverakitchen.com

6. Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini

a sheet pan with shrimp and vegetables being scooped by a round white spoon

Make things easy for yourself with this easy and simple sheet pan dinner. All you need to do is some slicing, spicing, and then just pop it into the oven!

You’ll need just 5 fresh ingredients and 30ish minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Zucchini
  3. Lemon
  4. Garlic
  5. Fresh Parsley

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Parmesan Cheese

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Dried Oregano
  2. Dried Basil
  3. Salt and Pepper

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 230kcal
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Find this recipe HERE at beachbodyondemand.com

7. Thai Shrimp Soup

a white bowl filled with a bright orange soup topped with shrimp and fresh herbs

Who doesn’t love the simple (but complex) flavors of Thai food. This yummy soup is not only a delicious keto-approved shrimp recipe, but a delicious way to eat shrimp in general. The flavor profile is to-die for!

You’ll need just 8 fresh ingredients and 30 minutes total!

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Cauliflower Rice
  3. Onion
  4. Red Bell Pepper
  5. Scallions
  6. Lemon Grass
  7. Fresh Ginger
  8. Fresh Cilantro
  9. Limes

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Butter
  2. Minced Garlic
  3. Red Curry Paste
  4. Coconut Milk
  5. Chicken Stock
  6. Fish Sauce

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Salt

(Nutritional information not provided.)

Find this recipe HERE at kitscoastal.com

8. Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

a cast iron skilled with seared shrimp and broccoli

This yummy keto shrimp and broccoli recipe is easy and delicious! A quick shrimp stir fry that is perfect for lunch!

It needs just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes.

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Broccoli

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Minced Garlic
  2. Soy Sauce
  3. Honey*

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Ground Ginger

*Use a honey substitute that is suitable for the Keto diet.

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 268kcal

Find this recipe HERE at homemadehooplah.com

9. Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

a white bowl with golden brown coconut shrimp garnished with fresh herbs

Coconut shrimp? Spicy mango dipping sauce? Say no more! I’m drooling. This easy keto shrimp recipe needs just 4 fresh ingredients for the shrimp and 4 fresh ingredients for the sauce. Plus, you’ll only need about 30 minutes total to throw this yummy recipe together.

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Egg
  3. Egg Whites

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Coconut Shreds
  2. Tapioca Flour

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Thyme
  2. Paprika
  3. Onion Powder
  4. Garlic Powder
  5. Chili Powder
  6. Red Pepper Flakes*

*The creator of the recipe mentions that you can also use Cajun Creole Seasoning instead of individual spices.

For The Dipping Sauce: You’ll need yoghurt, mango chunks, jalapeño and fresh cilantro.

(Nutritional Information Not Provided)

Find this recipe HERE at hungryhobby.net

10. Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli

shrimp cakes on a white background drizzled with lemon aioli sauce and fresh herbs

We all know crab cakes, but how about shrimp cakes? Looks good to me! This is actually one of my favorite keto shrimp recipes on the list. The shrimp cakes are deliciously flavored. The dipping sauce is to-die for. It’s a recipe you’ll want to make again and again.

This recipe has a pretty long ingredients list, but many of the things you might already have in your fridge and pantry.

The Ingredients:

Fresh:

  1. Shrimp
  2. Red Bell Pepper
  3. Egg
  4. Fresh Parsley
  5. Green Onion

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Arrowroot Powder
  2. Flax Meal
  3. Capers
  4. Lemon Juice
  5. Whole Grain Mustard
  6. Dijon Mustard
  7. Butter

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Old Bay Seasoning
  2. Garlic Powder
  3. Sea Salt

(Nutritional Information Not Provided)

Find this recipe HERE at kitscoastal.com

In Conclusion:

There are endless ways to prepare shrimp...(had to restrain myself from making a Forrest Gump movie reference), and as many ways to make it Keto-friendly.

Shrimp is a great ingredient, because it’s healthy, nutrient-packed and can be kept on hand, in the freezer, for all kinds of easy meals. This is perfect for days when you don’t have a lot of time to cook or time to stop in at the grocery store.

I hope you got the shrimp inspiration you were looking for!

Did You Make One Of These Keto Shrimp Recipes?

If you made one of these yummy recipes that we rounded-up for you – please let us know in the comments how it turned out for you! If you have any improvements or other awesome keto shrimp recipes of your own – let us and other readers know as well!

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[This Keto Shrimp Recipes roundup was first published on March 7, 2017 and was updated on March 17, 2020 to include more helpful information about each recipe!]

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