Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes, a low carb high protein pasta dish with zucchini noodles!

Top view of three bowls of Zucchini Pasta topped with shrimp, grape tomatoes and goat cheese

Creamy Shrimp Pasta tossed with Garlic Blistered Tomatoes and goat cheese- a quick easy weeknight meal that’s loaded with delicious flavor. Plus this 30 minute pasta recipe is made “low carb” by using zucchini noodles! 

How do you instill confidence in your child? Or a spirit of bravery?

Last week Cason had soccer camp. Most of the time Mike would take him and I would stay home with Maddie because practice fell right around the time she would nap. But one of the days, Mike and I swapped roles and I took Cason to practice.

Top view of a bowl of Creamy Shrimp Pasta over zucchini noodles with grape tomatoes and goat cheese

Honestly I wasn’t sure what to expect. But as I walked up to the field everybody was already scrimmaging. At first I thought I was late and they had already started, but I guess it was their warmup before they actually “started” camp. Cason seemed a little nervous as he walked up to the coach, navigating the fields, to try and find out where he had to go.

Once they started the camp everybody gathered in a huddle and the coach described the first drill they were going to do. They needed to have a partner. Immediately everybody stood up and started to find their partners. Cason just kinda stood there overwhelmed and my heart went into my stomach.

I know that he gets overwhelmed by lots of people and that night he didn’t have his friend. I saw him start to rub his eyes, which he usually does when he’s about to cry but doesn’t want people to see him cry. Everything in me wanted to go out there. But I had to sit and watch…. my heart was being torn apart. I wanted him to hold his head high, to be confident and ask someone to be his partner. But he didn’t.

Finally he found a partner and they did the drill. After a couple minutes the coach gathered everybody in a huddle again and had them find a new partner. Ugh. My heart sank again. He was the last one to find a partner again. But he seemed happy that time.

Top view of a bowl of zucchini noodle ribbons

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this type of behavior. He tends to shy back in a group or with new people. But with the people he knows he’s crazy, silly and himself.

How do you encourage your child to be confident in who they are. Or to be brave and step out to make new friends.

I feel like Mike and I give him words of encouragement and build him up constantly. He’s a smart kid. He’s fun, silly and very tender hearted. But he still tends to shy back when in a group. It breaks my heart to watch him feel nervous, scared or “uncomfortable.” Maybe it bothers me more than it bothers him but I still, as a parent, what to encourage him and help him branch out and be confident in who God created him to be!

Because he’s awesome!

Any advice? Have you struggled with this? What did you do?

Top view of three bowls of Creamy Shrimp Pasta over zucchini noodles with grape tomatoes and goat cheese

Ok. Moving on to the recipe.

Summer’s not done yet people. We may start school on Wednesday over here but it is still dreadfully hot.

Today’s Shrimp Pasta recipe screams summer… I used up the bounty of fresh zucchini, juicy tomatoes and gulf shrimp for one delicious bite.

I would describe this recipe as shrimp scampi meets bruschetta and made a delicious healthy low carb pasta baby. Does that work?

A bowl of Creamy Shrimp Pasta over zucchini noodles with blistered grape tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese

For this pasta I used the ribbon attachment on the spiralizer to make thicker more ribbon like noodles (almost like fettuccini) instead of spaghetti. I like to serve the zucchini noodles raw instead of cooking them. I like the crunch and they keep their form instead of going mushy.

Then I pan seared the shrimp. Once the shrimp was cooked I removed them from the pan and blistered the tomatoes with fresh garlic. I mixed everything in a bowl and finished it off with fresh basil and creamy goat cheese.

Y’all the kicker here is the goat cheese. My favorite bite was the zucchini with a little bit of the goat cheese and shrimp. It’s absolutely delicious. Our family of three (eaters.. maddie can’t have this just yet) devoured this entire bowl in one sitting.

The best part about this shrimp pasta is it’s on the table in 30 minutes. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

Bon Appetit friends!

Top view of a bowl of Creamy Shrimp Pasta over zucchini noodles topped with blistered grape tomatoes and crumbled goat cheese

creamy shrimp pasta with blistered tomatoes in a bowl

Shrimp Zucchini Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4 1x
  • category Category: gluten free, pasta, kid friendly, seafood, 30 minute meal
  • method Method: stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: italian


Creamy Shrimp Pasta tossed with Garlic Blistered Tomatoes and goat cheese- a quick easy weeknight meal that’s loaded with delicious flavor. Plus this 30 minute pasta recipe is made “low carb” by using zucchini noodles! 



Shrimp Zucchini Pasta

  • 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled

Blistered Tomatoes:

  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white cooking wine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffoned


  1. Add prepared shrimp to a large bowl. Season with oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoons of grape seed oil and half the shrimp. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the pan and place on a plate. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  3. Next, add 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil to the same skillet you just cooked the shrimp in. Add cherry tomatoes to the pan and cook until they are slightly charred and start to blister (pop), about 4-5 minutes. Stirring throughout. Then minced garlic to the pan, cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute (stirring the entire time), just until the garlic starts to become fragrant but not burn.
  4. Immediately add white cooking wine and stir everything around. Cook for 1 minute and remove from the heat.
  5. To a large bowl add zucchini noodles, top with blistered tomato mixture, crumbled goat cheese, pan seared shrimp and fresh basil. Gently toss everything together and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 355
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 360 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 265 mg

Keywords: gluten free recipes, shrimp pasta, seafood recipes, shrimp recipe, seafood pasta, easy pasta recipes, zucchini noodles, blistered tomatoes, 30 minute meal, kid friendly,

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  1. Allyson Zea

    Oh this dinner looks so healthy and appetizing! I love using zoodles in my meals instead of pasta and it helps keep my carbs and check, can’t wait to try this!

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