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With just 5 ingredients and no prep work, this Dump and Bake Crispy Garlic Butter Shrimp is a healthy dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes! Yes, weeknight dreams DO come true!

Crispy garlic butter shrimp on a plate with a wedge of lemon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seafood Nutrition Partnership. All opinions are 100% mine.

Any of my regular readers know that our family loves seafood. And while we don’t live anywhere near the coast (hello, Blue Ridge Mountains!), we still manage to find ways to incorporate a variety of fish and shellfish into our diet.

Why Eat Seafood?

Did you know that eating seafood twice a week can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by about 36%? Eating seafood 2-3 times per week also reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause by 17%. It literally saves lives! An estimated 50,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke are avoided each year by eating fish!

Since I serve seafood in our house at least once or twice a week, I think I’ve mastered the art of making it quick, easy, and kid-friendly! You can never go wrong with a dump-and-bake dish that requires almost ZERO prep work with minimal dishes to wash at the end. Seriously…this dinner can be on the table in less than 20 minutes!

A close up of garlic butter shrimp on a spoon

How to Make Crispy Garlic Butter Shrimp

Ingredients
  • Raw shrimp
  • Garlic
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Butter
  • Parmesan
  • Fresh parsley and lemon
Method

Toss the raw shrimp in a baking dish with the rest of the ingredients and dot with butter. Bake in the oven until cooked through, so simple…but so much flavor!

How Long to Cook Shrimp For?

Shrimp cook really fast and you have to be careful not to overcook or they become really tough. The cooking time will also vary on the size of the shrimp. I bake large shrimp in the oven for 7-10 minutes then place under the broiler just to crisp up the breadcrumbs.

If you use small shrimp the cooking time will reduce, I’d bake them for around 6-7 minutes in the oven then broil for crispy crumbs.

Top Tip: Make sure you use raw shrimp and not pre-cooked. They should be gray and translucent and not pink!

A close up of garlic butter shrimp in a casserole dish ready to be baked

Servings Suggestions

If you love fried shrimp, then you NEED to try these, they’re buttery, crispy, and full of garlic…but still heart-healthy and low-calorie so there’s no guilt involved! Garnish with some fresh herbs and lemon juice for added zip.

Serve the garlic butter shrimp on its own as an appetizer, with crusty wholegrain bread, over pasta with marinara sauce, on top of low-carb zoodles or salad, or on a bed of heart-healthy brown rice. It’s a versatile meal that appeals to all ages!

A close up of garlic butter shrimp on a plate with lemon wedges

Top Tips For Making Crispy Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Use fresh garlic for this recipe, don’t substitute garlic powder
  • Make sure to use raw shrimp and no pre-cooked ones
  • The cooking time will vary on size so bear that in mind
  • You can use frozen shrimp for this recipe just make sure to thaw them first
  • Make sure to bake the shrimp in an even layer for a crispy coating and even cooking

An overhead shot of garlic butter shrimp on a plate with lemons

I hope that you’ll join me in taking the Seafood Nutrition Partnership‘s Healthy Heart Pledge to show that you recognize seafood is a healthy choice for you and your family and you’ll pledge to eat at least two servings of seafood each week and supplement with omega-3s. GOALS, my friends! Will you do the same?

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Dump and Bake Crispy Garlic Butter Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 257 kcal
With just 5 ingredients and minimal prep work this dump and bake crispy garlic butter shrimp is an easy way to get a healthy dinner on the table fast!

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs. peeled and deveined raw shrimp I used frozen colossal size shrimp – 16-22 count per pound, which I thawed in the refrigerator overnight
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter diced into very small cubes
  • ½ cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: fresh minced parsley lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
  • Spray a large baking dish (about 13-inch by 9-inch) with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil.
  • Place shrimp in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle garlic, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan over shrimp and toss to coat evenly. Spread into a single layer again.
  • Dot shrimp with butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 7-10 minutes (or just until shrimp are starting to turn pink). If you are using smaller shrimp, you will probably need to decrease the cooking time (about 6-7 minutes).
  • Turn the oven broiler on high and place shrimp under the broiler for 2-3 more minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through and the crumb topping is golden brown.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice just before serving.

Notes

  • Use fresh garlic for this recipe, don't substitute garlic powder
  • Make sure to use raw shrimp and no pre-cooked ones
  • The cooking time will vary on size so bear that in mind
  • You can use frozen shrimp for this recipe just make sure to thaw them first
  • Make sure to bake the shrimp in an even layer for a crispy coating and even cooking

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 38gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 441mgSodium: 1497mgPotassium: 165mgVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 8.2mgCalcium: 336mgIron: 4.1mg
Keyword: Crispy Shrimp, Garlic Butter Shrimp
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

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  1. What a great way to prepare shrimp! It’s one of my favorite dishes, but I hardly ever make it at home. Love this dump and bake version, especially with the garlic!

  2. I love seafood, shrimp in particular! These shrimp are HUGE and look super crispy! I love fried shrimp but ya know, its not the best thing for you! This is a great weeknight meal!

  3. this is so going to happen! yum, we love shrimp and garlic butter together. How scrumptious! <3 it.

  4. Love how simple this shrimp is! Crispy garlic butter shrimp that you just dumb and bake? My life is forever changed!

  5. Great dish, Blair. Baking shrimp is always my first choice because it’s so tender and juicy. I love that you’re getting your kids to eat seafood twice a week. Such a healthy eating habit to start at a young age. And fish is so easy to cook!

    1. Fish is SO easy to cook, you’re right! It’s faster than chicken (usually), so it’s become one of my go-to options for busy nights. Love it!