This extremely easy baked Italian shrimp dish is a perfect weeknight dinner for busy seafood lovers. With only four core ingredients, you can have tender shrimp in a buttery Italian sauce in under 20 minutes. Customize it with your favorite vegetables or pasta!

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Baked Italian Shrimp! This extremely easy baked Italian shrimp dish is a perfect weeknight dinner for busy seafood lovers. With only four core ingredients, you can have tender shrimp in a buttery Italian sauce in under 20 minutes. Customize it with your favorite vegetables or pasta! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Baked Italian Shrimp

You guys, it’s been far too long since I paid homage to my all-time favorite food:

Shrimp.

And though I’ve made shrimp scampi a few times to help tide myself over, lately I’ve been hungering for something new to spice things up. I’ve also been in a bit of the rush over the past couple of days, working through some early spring cleaning and preparing for some company later this week (which just means even more cleaning).

So since I’m pressed for time, I figured now was a good a time as any to try out another recipe of Pinterest legend:

Baked Italian Shrimp.

It takes only 15 minutes to cook (yes!) and utilizes dry Italian dressing mix as an extra burst of flavor (yes yes yes!).

I’ve proven before that I’m a sucker for recipes that use dry Italian dressing mix – because, well, it makes everything delicious.

And I love delicious things. I’m sure you do, too.

Baked shrimp with lemon and Italian seasoning.

What to add to this Italian shrimp dish

When I make this recipe, I like to use whatever frozen vegetables I have on hand. In our house that typically means broccoli or carrots, and I’ve found both to be a good fit for this dish. When using frozen vegetables, I thaw them out beforehand and then add them to the dish to be baked with the shrimp.

If you’re looking for a more filling option, try adding your favorite pasta. Trust me, there will be plenty of buttery Italian sauce to coat all the noodles. Just cook the pasta per the package instructions while the shrimp bakes and toss them together before serving.

Can you use frozen shrimp?

For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen raw shrimp, but frozen shrimp should be thawed, rinsed, and dried before baking.

Shrimp butter lemon Italian seasoning bake.

Notes & tips for this baked shrimp with Italian seasoning

  • As mentioned above, if you’re using any frozen ingredients (whether it be the shrimp or veggies) make sure to thaw and dry them first before baking.

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This recipe was originally published on April 17, 2015. It was updated on February 12th, 2018.

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Recipe Details

Baked Italian Shrimp! This extremely easy baked Italian shrimp dish is a perfect weeknight dinner for busy seafood lovers. With only four core ingredients, you can have tender shrimp in a buttery Italian sauce in under 20 minutes. Customize it with your favorite vegetables or pasta! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.39 from 13 votes

Baked Italian Shrimp

5 mins prep + 15 mins cook
782 kcal
Yields: 4 servings
This extremely easy baked Italian shrimp dish is a perfect weeknight dinner for busy seafood lovers. With only four core ingredients, you can have tender shrimp in a buttery Italian sauce in under 20 minutes. Customize it with your favorite vegetables or pasta!

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined, tail optional
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 lemon washed and sliced thin
  • 1 pkg dry italian dressing mix (.7 ounce)
  • 1 cup vegetables of your choice (optional)
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  • Lay sliced lemons in a single layer along the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Arrange shrimp and veggies of your choice (optional) on top of lemons.
  • Pour melted butter on top, then evenly sprinkle evenly with dry Italian season mix.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 15-17 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through (pink and slightly curled)
  • Serve baked Italian shrimp immediately with rice or pasta.

Notes

Recipe adapted from 4Kowboys.

Nutrition

Calories: 782kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3020IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 4.6mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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13 comments

    • Donna
    • 5 stars

    Just made this and we loved it! I used fresh broccoli and frozen, but defrosted extra large shrimp. I would have served it over rice but had leftover penne so used that instead. I’ll definitely be making this again! Yum!

    • Kelly Sachtschale

    How can this just be 90 g of carbohydrates? Where exactly are the carbohydrates when it only has shrimp, dry I talion seasoning, butter? I’m really confused

    • Valentina | The Baking Fairy
    • 5 stars

    This looks SO yummy! I absolutely love shrimp so I’ll have to add this to my menu soon. Serving this over pasta sounds perfect! 🙂

    • Katie

    Looks delicious! But I have multiple questions (Sorry!). Were the shrimp pre-cooked and frozen, raw and frozen, fresh and raw? Did you put the broccoli in frozen or did you thaw it at all? If you put it in frozen, did you find there was a lot of excess water in the pan?

    • No problem with questions Katie! I used both frozen and thawed shrimp & broccoli for this recipe. I haven’t tried it, but I agree there might be too much water in the pan if these were cooked from frozen. If you have time, I highly recommend thawing and rinsing the ingredients before baking (or just using fresh).

    • Jill

    Did you use frozen or fresh broccoli? I couldn’t tell from the picture.

    • Hey Jill! For this recipe, I used frozen broccoli.

    • Alexandria

    I’ve been trying to get my an old friend of mine to eat some more shrimp. He’s been hesitant but I think when I show him this recipe, he’ll be okay with it! As always this looks delicious!

    • Thanks Alexandria! I fight the same uphill battle with my guy. Hopefully Edward likes this recipe!

    • Josie

    Can’t go wrong with shrimp and butter! Looks delish, pinning this beauty right now! 🙂

    • Thank you Josie 😀 A shrimp dish isn’t a good shrimp dish without butter in there somewhere.

    • Beth (OMG! Yummy)

    I love the simplicity of this – I probably wouldn’t use the italian dressing mix but just a few herbs from my stash. Wow – is this gorgeous with the broccoli! Well done!!

    • I could definitely see this working with a whole variety of flavors 😀 Dishes you can customize are the best.