Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli

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Easy Garlic Parmesan Shrimp and Broccoli all made on a single sheet pan in less than 30 minutes.


Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli that is garlicky, cheesy, ready in under 30 minutes, and still healthy! Serve it with polenta, rice, pasta, or quinoa for a quick, delicious meal.

This is one of those recipes that is great even when cooking from your pantry since it can be made with frozen shrimp and frozen vegetables if needed. Shrimp defrosts quickly and as I shared yesterday, you can roast frozen vegetables and still get pretty great results. And this can be made with any size shrimp, just adjust the cooking time.

This past week, as I have been brainstorming dinner ideas that are pantry friendly, I keep coming back to this simple Garlic Parmesan Shrimp and Broccoli dish. It has so much flavor from the garlic, Parmesan cheese, and lemon and since it is ready in under 30 minutes, you don't have to slave away at the stove for hours.

Plus it feels like a special meal, especially with a warm bowl of polenta or pasta, which may be something you need right now. I also love using this recipe (minus the broccoli) as an appetizer. The Garlic Parmesan Shrimp are so yummy and make a great alternative to shrimp cocktail.

Looking for more shrimp recipes? You're in luck! Try this Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta or Spicy Fish and Shrimp Stew.

Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli on two plates with red pepper flakes, garlic, lemon, and salt.

How do you make Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli?

Making this delicious dish is as easy as it is healthy!

The first thing you want to do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, toss the broccoli in half each of the olive oil, the garlic, parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes. Lay the broccoli in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Put the whole tray in the oven and let the broccoli roast for about 10 minutes.

While that's roasting, toss the shrimp in the other half of the oil, garlic, parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper as you like. Take the broccoli pan out of the oven and give it a shake to toss the broccoli around. Add the shrimp to the same pan and return it to the oven. Continue cooking for another 6-9 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through and opaque.

Remove from the oven and squeeze lemon juice all over the shrimp and broccoli and serve!

What makes this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli healthy?

So what exactly is it that makes this roasted broccoli and shrimp sheet pan dish so healthy? Consider all the individual ingredients:

  • Broccoli is a fantastic source of all sorts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K and C, folate, fiber, potassium, sulforaphane, beta-carotene, iron, magnesium, and much, much more!
  • Olive oil is a heart-healthy oil that's a good source of fat. The oleic acid in olive oil can reduce inflammation in the body and can also have anti-cancer properties as well as antioxidant properties.
  • Garlic is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and can reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Parmesan cheese is low-fat cheese that's high in protein and calcium!
  • Basil is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, manganese, calcium, omega-3s, and magnesium. Plus, it is so delicious on so many dishes and is super low in calories!
  • Red pepper flakes contain capsaicin, which can help to boost your metabolism. They also deliver a lot of flavor and heat without any additional calories, fat, or sodium.
  • Shrimp is a low-calorie, low-fat way to fill up on protein. Shrimp are also a good source of selenium, vitamin B12, niacin, magnesium, zinc, iron, iodine, and omega-6 and -3 fatty acids.
  • Lemons are full of vitamin C and fiber and can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Lots of citrus fiber is also good for reducing high cholesterol levels.

What other vegetables are good with Garlic Parmesan Shrimp?

Not a fan of broccoli? No problem! You can use any of these other vegetables instead of (or in addition to) eating the broccoli with the shrimp. Follow the directions the same for cooking the broccoli, except where noted:

  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus (cook with shrimp)
  • Green beans (cook 5 minutes, then add shrimp)
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini or yellow squash (cook 5 minutes, then add shrimp)
  • Spinach or kale (cook separately then add to shrimp)
  • Bell peppers (cook 5 minutes, then add shrimp)
  • Brussels sprouts (cook 20 minutes, then add shrimp)

Roasted shrimp and brocolli on a sheet pan covered with foil and topped with Parmesan chese.

Can I make this with frozen shrimp?

This recipe comes out great with frozen shrimp, but you will want to defrost them first so that they cook evenly. If you have time (and remember), just place the shrimp in the fridge the night before so that they can defrost.

If you need to defrost them in a rush, place them in a bowl of cold water in the sink. Turn the water on and let a very slow stream of water continue to flow into the bowl for 8-10 minutes until defrosted. Drain and dry.

Can I make this with frozen broccoli?

This recipe works well with frozen broccoli as well. Increase the temperature to 425 and preheat the pan as well to help the broccoli cook more quickly. Leave it in for 10-12 minutes, until you see it beginning to brown, before adding the shrimp. Then add the shrimp and cook for 4-6 minutes until just cooked through.

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli

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  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves minced garlic, divided
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, divided
  • 1 tsp dried basil, divided
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1.33 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.


Toss the broccoli with half the olive oil, half the garlic, half the Parmesan, half the basil, and half the red pepper flakes. Lay flat on a baking sheet, covered with foil and sprayed with cooking spray for easier clean up. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, toss the shrimp with the remaining oil, garlic, Parmesan, basil, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper.


After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and shake. Carefully add the shrimp and return to the oven. Cook for 6-9 minutes until shrimp are cooked through and opaque.


Squeeze the lemon juice over top and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz shrimp and 1 cup broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 252mg
Sodium 436mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 38g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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October 10, 2022 - 17:41
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Sooo delicious! I used frozen broccoli & followed the directions exactly as written! So quick & easy!
Thank you!
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July 27, 2022 - 06:47
can I use frozen broccoli?
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January 5, 2022 - 14:53
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Delicious, fast, nutritious. Thank you for posting this recipe. It is a new family favorite at our house
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Jeanne Cafferata
September 23, 2019 - 18:30
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So good! The kids loved it too. I can’t believe how quick and easy it was. We had quinoa with it and the kids cleaned their plates.
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May 15, 2019 - 15:06
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Delicious and pretty quick. Looks like you worked harder than you did. Very tasty. I used more pepper flakes than called for and was happy.
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February 2, 2019 - 16:31
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Excellent recipe!
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January 9, 2019 - 14:58
Stupid question but this is my first time cooking with shrimp, do you need to thaw the shrimp first?
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January 9, 2019 - 15:23
Not at all! I would defintiely recommend defrosting it first because it will cook more evenly. If you need a quick way to defrost it, just add the shrimp to a bowl of COLD water and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Usually, this is enough to defrost it.
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Deanna Fitzpatrick
October 23, 2018 - 16:44
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Definitely make this! It is so delicious and easy. I made the smaller version for three and am kicking myself. I wish I had made the full recipe. I served it with the couscous, which was recommended in the meal plan and it was a great side dish for the recipe.
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July 1, 2018 - 06:28
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Can't believe there aren't TONS of reviews and LOTS of stars for this recipe. Anything that is so QUICK and easy (you can even get help with a couple of prep items) that TASTES and LOOKS so good. A real WINNER! Thanks.....
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