25 Easy Shrimp Recipes Perfect for Quick Dinners

Shrimp is delicious, perfect for summer, and there are so many different ways to use it. Check out the easy shrimp recipes below for new ideas the whole family will love!

Delicious shrimp recipes don’t have to be difficult! We’ve gathered 25 easy shrimp dishes that are quick, healthy, and perfect for weeknight dinners. If you’re a shrimp lover, proceed with caution because you’ll definitely want to try every single recipe below 😉

1. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

Starting out with one of our easiest shrimp recipes, this one can be done in less than 30 minutes and everything is cooked in one skillet! The lemon adds a nice refreshing flavor to the dish and with the shredded parmesan, it’s SO yummy! And quite healthy too!

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Creamy Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

2. Homemade Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail is a classic appetizer recipe and it’s really easy to make at home! The homemade cocktail sauce is creamy with a bit of spice from the secret ingredient: horseradish. Even if you don’t typically enjoy horseradish, I’m betting you’ll love it in this dish.

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Homemade Shrimp Cocktail.

3. Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

It doesn’t get much easier than Instant Pot! If you’re in a pinch and you have some shrimp and bow-tie pasta on hand, this one-pot recipe is a family favorite you’ve got to try. It’s creamy, filling, and super flavorful.

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Shrimp Alfredo Pasta.

4. Shrimp Enchiladas

Two cheesy shrimp enchiladas

As you’ll find out from reading this recipe, it’s one of my favorite shrimp recipes of all time. Enchiladas are amazing as is but these shrimp enchiladas are even better than the norm – they’re so deliciously cheesy and flavorful.

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Shrimp Enchiladas.

5. Easy Maryland-Style Grilled Shrimp and Corn

If you want a shrimp recipe that’s more in-tune with grilling season, here it is! Delicious grilled corn, shrimp, and potatoes all in one dish. And don’t forget the buttery sauce to top things off!

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Maryland-Style Grilled Shrimp and Corn.

6. Lemony Grilled Shrimp

Here’s another one of my favorite grilled shrimp recipes. This one is SO easy. It takes less than 20 minutes in total, less than 10 ingredients, and it’s still filling enough to be a main dish. If you wanted, you could also serve it up with rice for a bit more substance.

Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal: Lemony Grilled Shrimp.

7. Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad

This recipe has a lot of good things going for it. For one, shrimp + avocado + sliced almonds with a citrus flavor just sounds delicious. Second, as the recipe creator says, it’s a great meal prep recipe. Turn those leftovers into a yummy weekday salad! One other thing: this recipe can be made in under 30-minutes.  So awesome.

Get the full recipe from Foodie Crush.

8. 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

Seeing honey and garlic in the title of this recipe, you already know it’s going to be good! It’s healthy and quick too – ready in just 20 minutes!

Get the full recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

9. Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Shrimp tacos with slaw

Holy cow these shrimp tacos look good. A bit of spicy shrimp combined with cabbage slaw, avocado, and a creamy lime sauce sounds like a dream in a tortilla.

Get the full recipe from Pinch of Yum.

PS: If you want some more taco ideas, try these oven-baked tacos, and these slow cooker Carne Asada tacos.

10. Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp over noodles

Here’s another easy 20-minute shrimp recipe and this one looks way too good to be so simple. But it is simple! There are literally only two steps in the entire recipe.

Get the full recipe from Taste of Home.

11. Easy Better-Than-Takeout Shrimp Fried Rice

Shirmp fried rice with corn, carrots, and more

We’re keeping the easy shrimp recipes coming! Here’s another 20-minute meal. If you’re a shrimp fried rice fan, this one might just become your new favorite recipe. It’s healthier than takeout and loaded with yummy ingredients!

Get the full recipe from Averie Cooks.

12. Creamy Tuscan Shrimp (Keto friendly)

Creamy one-pan shrimp recipe

This one is even easier than the past couple of recipes. It’s a one-pan meal that takes just 15-minutes to make and less than 10 ingredients. And just look at it! The sauce is creamy, there’s a bit of garlic in there, and you’ve got healthy ingredients like tomatoes and spinach to go along with your juicy shrimp.

Get the full recipe from Gimme Delicious.

13. Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Here’s yet another 20-minute shrimp recipe, and this one’s paleo-friendly and gluten-free. With only 7 ingredients required, you can’t go wrong with this one for a weeknight meal. The final dish looks quite pretty too.

Get the full recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.

14. Easy Dairy-Free Shrimp Risotto

This recipe takes a bit more time, but it’s definitely worth it in the end. It’s not difficult either, it’s just that the process takes time. In the end, you’re left with a beautiful, creamy, comforting dish.

Get the full recipe from Kim’s Cravings.

15. Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa

Garlic goes great with shrimp and this recipe adds a bit of an extra twist as well: quinoa! The quinoa adds a ton of nutrients to the dish, along with great flavor and texture. It’s easy to make too!

Get the full recipe from Well Plated.

16. Baked Italian Shrimp

I think this is the first baked shrimp recipe on this list so far, and it’s a good one. With only 4 core ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make, and it’s customizable too. Mix in your favorite vegetables or pasta to make your very own version of the dish.

Get the full recipe from Homemade Hooplah.

17. Grilled Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

Row of shrimp skewers

Can’t go wrong with skewers in the summertime! These shrimp skewers have a coating of spicy sauce containing sriracha, mayo, and sweet chili, and it sounds phenomenal.

Get the full recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats.

18. Creamy Parmesan Basil Shrimp

Here’s another shrimp recipe that gives you a bit of freedom to customize it how you like. You can cook the creamy parmesan shrimp in about 30 minutes, and then serve it over pasta, rice, or something else to make it your own!

Get the full recipe from Fox and Briar.

19. Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

We had to include an easy sheet pan recipe on this list of shrimp recipes! Not only are they fun to make but there’s also virtually no clean-up which I love. This recipe has a ton of awesome, healthy ingredients in it too.

Get the full recipe from Number-2 Pencil.

20. Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta

This recipe looks like another awesome one for meal planning and weekday leftovers. The creamy sauce looks so good!

Get the full recipe from Julia’s Album.

21. Cajun Shrimp and Rice Skillet

Cajun shrimp

This looks like a fantastic one-pot meal. The shrimp looks really tasty, it’s simply served over rice, and a bit of cajun flavoring sounds perfect.

Get the full recipe from Creme de la Crumb.

22. Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry

If you love curry, this recipe is a must-try. It’s definitely unique too. The shrimp is covered in a flavorful coconut curry sauce, and you can add your own additional ingredients to it, like broccoli, cauliflower, peas, or something else. Served over rice you’ve got a healthy, filling meal!

Get the full recipe from Peas and Crayons.

23. Grilled Coconut Lime Shrimp and Summer Veggies in Foil

We’ve posted a few foil recipes in the past (like these campfire breakfast burritos) and they’re so fun and easy to make! Full of flavor too! This shrimp foil pack is full of healthy and delicious looking ingredients.

Get the full recipe from Diet Hood.

24. Cheesy Shrimp Casserole

If you’re having family or friends over or you just want to make something where leftovers are guaranteed, this cheesy shrimp casserole is perfect. It makes a default of 10 servings yet it’s super easy to make.

Get the full recipe from Homemade Interest.

25. Shrimp Stir Fry

I had to include a stir-fry recipe on this list! This shrimp stir-fry has a sweet and spicy sauce and several healthy vegetables to go along with it.

Get the full recipe from Will Cook for Smiles.


I’ve got to say, all of these shrimp recipes look so good it’s hard to decide which ones to make first. Maybe you can help me though…let me know which recipes you’re planning on trying! Which ones look the best?

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25 of the best shrimp recipes

Ingredients: Shrimp
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup
Categories: Seafood

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