Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

Rule #52: Give the people what they want: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp.

Shrimp is a major food group in our house, and this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp is King of that group. Both Jon Boy and Corey would eat it daily if they could. For two weeks now, no kidding here, Corey has been asking for SHHHRIMP for dinner. He even adds the extra “shhhhh” for emphasis to really drive it home that he means business. Who am I to deny the three year old his craving? Seeing as how this is hands-down one of the easiest dinners to make, I gladly fulfilled his shrimpy wishes.


This has long been one of my most popular recipes on my site! It’s such an easy dinner recipe that’s healthy and delicious. It’s a frequent flyer on our Meal Plan for dinner. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we do! It would also make for a wonderful make ahead lunch that’s full on flavor and light on calories.

First, you make the marinade. It’s just some extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, dried oregano leaves, dried basil, Kosher salt, black pepper, and lemon zest. This simple, light marinade yields a TON of flavor!

roasted shrimp marinade

Then, give it all a good ole stir then toss in your shrimp. We like to use the raw, frozen kind that are easy to peel and already deveined. Work smarter not harder, right? You can also get already peeled and deveined shrimp if you’d prefer.

frozen shrimp thawed overnight in refrigerator

Next, toss the shrimp in the marinade until they’re all good and coated.

raw shrimp with marinade

Cover ’em up and throw ’em in the fridge to marinate for 1-3 hours. I wouldn’t marinate them any longer than 3 hours because the acid in the lemon zest will actually start to ‘cook’ the shrimp and the texture will be off.

marinate shrimp in refrigerator

Then, once they’re good and marinated, toss on some* shredded Parmesan.

parmesan on shrimp
*or a lot

Then, roast at 400 for about 8 minutes, or until they’re pink and cooked through.

Finally, garnish with some chopped parsley, and you’re on your way to makin’ your shrimpy people happy.

This two pound pan of Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp will make about 4 hearty boys-who-love-their-shrimp servings.

I love an easy, healthy dinner recipe that’s ready in no time! The beauty of this recipe also is that you can be flexible with the timing, making those busy weeknights just a little less chaotic. We like to serve our shrimp with the following side dishes:

Side Dish Recommendations:

Cauliflower Mash | Cheesy Polenta | Twice Baked Potatoes | Roasted, Shaved Brussels Sprouts


Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp: An easy recipe that's delicious and light! Marinate the shrimp in a simple marinade for 1-3 hours, then roast the shrimp for 8-10 minutes! That's it! Perfect for a busy weeknight.
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 379 kcal


  • 4 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined*
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbs. chopped flat Italian parsley for garnish


  • Combine olive oil, garlic, seasonings, and lemon zest in a large glass or plastic bowl. Add in shrimp and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 1-3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Toss shrimp with the Parmesan in the bowl. Pour onto a 13×9 Pyrex dish or a large baking sheet. Roast at 400 for about 8 minutes, or until shrimp are pink, firm, and cooked through.
  • Garnish with another drizzle of olive oil and parsley.
  • *We buy the frozen kind and thaw them overnight in the fridge.


Serving: 1gCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 51gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 376mgSodium: 702mgPotassium: 666mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 294IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 317mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Keyword easy dinner, easy recipe, gluten free, healthy recipe, low calorie, low carb, low fat, roasted shrimp
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    • You definitely could! We usually serve it alongside a salad and veggies. Pasta or rice would be great for catching the yummy sauce though!

  1. Love this recipe! Have forgotten to marinade ahead of time, but it was still awesome. I serve it on a bed of sautéed spinach, cherry tomatoes mixed with orzo. Perfect with the shrimp on top.


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