Italian Baked Shrimp
A simple 20-minute one-dish meal, this Italian baked shrimp is one of our favorite quick and easy ways to enjoy seafood!
Servings 4 servings
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter, diced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 (0.7 ounce) packet dry Italian salad dressing mix (such as Good Seasons brand) (you only need the dry mix -- do not prepare the dressing)
- Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley or other herbs
- Optional, for serving: cooked pasta, cooked rice, or a loaf of crusty bread
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Spread the diced butter evenly around the 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 9-12 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. Stir halfway through the baking time. Be sure that you don’t overcook the shrimp, so keep an eye on them!
Serve shrimp with the pan sauce over pasta, rice, or with bread. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs, if desired.
- Use fresh or frozen shrimp. If starting with frozen shrimp, you can quickly thaw them by placing them in a colander and rinsing under cold water for a few minutes. Just make sure that you're starting with raw shrimp, and either peel and devein them yourself (or purchase them already peeled and deveined).
- Keep a close eye on the shrimp. The total cooking time will vary depending on the size of your shrimp, so remove them from the oven as soon as they are pink and opaque. If you overcook shrimp, they become rubbery and tough -- not ideal!
- Look for the seasoning mix in the salad dressing aisle at just about any grocery store. Alternatively, you can add your own seasoning as desired!
- Spread the shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheet. This will ensure that they cook evenly.
- Garnish the finished dish with chopped fresh herbs, grated Parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, lemon wedges, lemon zest, or a squeeze of lemon juice.
- 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.
Serving: 1/4 of the shrimp and sauce | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 23.9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14.7g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 313mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 2.1g