This recipe for Baked Italian Shrimp was originally posted in July, 2013. The photos were updated in January, 2018.
A simple 20-minute meal, this Baked Italian Shrimp is one of our favorite quick and easy ways to eat seafood! The shrimp is tossed in a seasoned butter sauce, making it perfect for serving over pasta, over rice, or with a loaf of crusty bread. This is one quick dinner that the entire family can agree on!
I love that the butter, lemon, and Italian seasonings give these Baked Italian Shrimp so much flavor!
I also love that it’s one of the easiest weeknight meals that I know how to prepare. It’s fast, can be prepped in advance, and the pan sauce tastes amazing over pasta.
The best part? It seems fancy!
The Baked Italian Shrimp works just as well for a dinner party as it does for a last-minute Tuesday night family meal.
Since I don’t exactly live near the coast (heck, my grocery store doesn’t even have a “seafood” section), I keep my freezer stocked with a few bags of raw, frozen, peeled, and deveined shrimp.
Add some pantry staples, and I can whip up this meal whenever I please (with minimal effort)!
As I mentioned, you can serve this Italian shrimp over pasta or rice, drenched in the buttery pan sauce. It’s like a dressed-up version of shrimp scampi…and you will be the Dinner Time Hero.
BAKED ITALIAN SHRIMP
Baked Italian Shrimp
- 1 stick butter diced
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 lb. raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 0.7 ounce packet dry Italian dressing mix*
- Rice or pasta optional, for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Spread diced butter evenly around bottom of a rimmed baking sheet. Top butter with lemon slices and diced tomatoes. Spread shrimp evenly over lemon and tomatoes. Sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix.
- Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Stir halfway through baking time. Be sure that you don’t overcook the shrimp, so keep an eye on them!
- Serve shrimp with pan sauce over pasta or rice.
*Look for this seasoning mix in the salad dressing aisle at just about any grocery store.
**This recipe yields 4 small servings. If you have a larger family, or if you really love shrimp (like us) and you can eat a larger serving, you will probably want to double the recipe!
***Nutrition information is based on shrimp and sauce. If you don't eat all of the butter sauce, the nutritional stats will obviously be much lower.
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