Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp are roasted with garlic, butter, and Italian seasoning for a 15 minute meal or appetizer worthy of a restaurant.

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Parmesan Garlic Shrimp comes together in just 15 minutes and pack in the delicious flavors or garlic, butter, Parmesan cheese, and Italian spices for a simple shrimp dish that tastes amazing. Pair it with some zucchini noodles or roasted cauliflower.

Am I the only one who can't think about shrimp without thinking about Forrest Gump. Every time I think about making it, this simultaneously runs through my mind. Luckily though, I love shrimp and this just gives me more ideas for how to cook it. 

Well, today we are going to add to the list of amazing shrimp dishes with this incredible roasted Garlic Parmesan Shrimp. Everything goes in the oven on a sheet pan and in less than 10 minutes, you have the most delicious shrimp dish packed with all the garlic, butter, and Parmesan flavors you love.

This dish works warm and also works as a cold or room temperature dish with cocktail sauce or marinara. I make it for dinner all the time with garlic spaghetti squash and a big salad. It's also great to serve as an appetizer when we have friends over since shrimp is always a huge hit at parties and adding the Parmesan cheese makes it stand out from a traditional cold shrimp cocktail.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp are ready in under 15 minutes and full of flavor.

Ways to Serve Garlic Shrimp

There are so many different ways to serve up this ten-minute shrimp dish. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Toss it was pasta. You can use a tomato-based sauce or make a quick cream sauce with reduced-fat cream cheese, garlic, chicken broth, and lemon. Just saute the garlic, add a few glugs of chicken broth, and bring it to a simmer. Once bubbling, stir in the cream cheese to create a thickened sauce, and add some fresh lemon zest, salt, and black pepper. So easy and good.
  • Make the best Caesar salad with our homemade caesar dressing, chopped Romaine, cherry tomatoes, and plenty of this garlic shrimp.
  • Make a sheet pan meal: Grab another baking sheet and toss zucchini, summer squash, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast the veggies at the same time and serve it with the shrimp over rice, couscous, orzo, or spaghetti squash.
  • Shrimp salad: Chop up your leftover shrimp, add a touch of mayo and make a really yummy garlic shrimp salad.
  • Rice Bowls: Make delicious shrimp and rice bowls by adding this garlic shrimp to a bowl of white rice with cilantro mint sauce.

Tips for Making Parmesan Garlic Shrimp

  • If you are buying frozen shrimp, make sure to fully defrost them before cooking. The best way to defrost frozen shrimp is to leave them in the fridge overnight to defrost. If you don't have time for that, you can place them in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes or so. They should fully defrost in that amount of time.
  • To kick things up a bit, add a touch of red pepper flakes to the recipe as well. This adds a delicious bite to the shrimp.
  • For a more complete meal, you can roast some vegetables with the shrimp as well. A quick-cooking vegetable like asparagus or zucchini will cook in the same 6-8 minutes that the shrimp needs. For something heartier like broccoli or cauliflower, start the veggies first and add the shrimp in the last 6-8 minutes of cooking.
  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. They are ready as soon as they are pink and opaque. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the shrimp.
  • Since Parmesan cheese is a main component in the recipe, make sure to use fresh Parmesan cheese for the best flavor. If you are following a Paleo or Whole30 diet, you can leave out the cheese.
  • If you don't have Italian seasoning on hand, use a combination of oregano, dried basil, and either thyme or rosemary.

Looking for more healthy shrimp dishes?

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp fresh out of the oven over a bed of greens.

Here are some of the products and tools I used to cook this Garlic Parmesan Shrimp.

  • Baking sheet: There are so many options out there but I have been using this brand for years and find they hold up really well.
  • Shrimp cleaner and deveiner: Truth be told I just clean my shrimp with my hands and a knife but I know a lot of people swear by these affordable shrimp cleaners.
  • Italian seasoning: My personal preference is for the Italian spice grinders since I find them a little more flavorful than the traditional Italian spice blends. Grinding the spices before using them brings out extra flavor plus my family doesn't complain about the larger pieces sometimes found in normal spice blends.
The Recipe
Garlic Parmesan shrimp on a plate with pieces of Parmesan cheese and greens.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

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  • 1.33 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, juice

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.


Toss the shrimp with the melted butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.


Cook for 6-8 minutes until cooked through. Serve with fresh lemon juice.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 263mg
Sodium 294mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 33g

* 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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