It’s no secret around here that we love shrimp. We aren’t alone. Shrimp is POPULAR with U.S. consumers, who chow down on an average of nearly 4.5 pounds of shrimp per person annually. And it’s no wonder, because shrimp is versatile, takes minutes to cook and … simply craveable. We’ve rounded up 20 easy shrimp recipes to have at your fingertips.
Shrimp is easy to incorporate into any menu or flavor profile and can be sautéed, baked, grilled, simmered or air-fried. Another thing about shrimp: It loves you back! It’s a naturally low-calorie food with an impressive nutritional pedigree including exceptional protein, omega-3 fatty acids and more than 20 vitamins and minerals to keep your mind sharp, your heart healthy and your muscles strong. It’s a winning choice to add to your meal plan, if you’re trying to work toward the two to three servings of seafood recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Today we’re sharing 20 of our very own Dish on Fish shrimp recipes—breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks—to get this shrimp party started! Whether you feel like dining al fresco with skewers on the grill or curling up inside with a cozy bowl of shrimp-squash risotto, we’ve got you covered. At breakfast time, fuel up with a saucy, shrimp-stuffed burrito or a cheesy casserole layered with shrimp, eggs and kale. For appetizers, shrimp can be air-fried with coconut or tempura batter, stirred into spinach-artichoke dip or wrapped in rice paper for a refreshing spring roll. And for the main event, you can sauté or bake shrimp with veggies, toss it into pasta, grill it or even top a pizza with it.
These recipes all taste great, come together quickly and are what we like to call entry-level— suitable for newbie and advanced Seafoodies alike! With dishes like these at your fingertips (and a bag of shrimp in your freezer), you’ll always be ready to wow your family and guests with something shrimp-tacular. Happy eating, everyone!
This crunchy shrimp app has a fraction of the saturated fat and calories of traditional tempura, thanks to the air fryer! Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for a guiltless, anytime treat.
Baked Spinach Artichoke Shrimp Dip
Shrimp is the perfect add-on to this creamy dip that’s sized for a crowd. Warning: can be addictive!
Explosive flavor! Chili-spiked shrimp steals the show in this restaurant-inspired dish.
Caribbean Shrimp with Tropical Fruit
It’s true: If you hold a forkful of this tropical shrimp treat to your mouth, you can taste the ocean! This dish serves up a cornucopia of flavors—briny shrimp, tangy fruit, sweet coconut and spicy jerk seasoning—it’s a must-try!
Cheesy Butternut Squash Rice Bowl
For comfort-food cravings, we always reach for a bowl! This gorgeous brown-rice risotto will bowl you over with sauteed shrimp, nutty Parmesan and cubes of sweet squash.
Get out your air fryer, and you’ll be ready to party like a pescatarian! These perfectly seasoned shrimp are absolutely irresistible—your guests will snap them up!
Go ahead, indulge a little. This elegant dish pairs gently sautéed shrimp and fettuccine tossed in a creamy Parmesan sauce.
Grilled Shrimp and Pasta with Lemon-Garlic Sauce
Give these shrimp a nice char on the grill, then top with a delectable lemon sauce spiked with garlic, shallots and red pepper flakes. Add a side of whole-wheat spaghetti, and you get a whole lotta yum!
Shrimp are marinated in lime and spices, then grilled to perfection. Wrap them in your tortilla of choice and top with avocado, Cotija cheese and hot sauce for a taste-tastic taco night!
Instant Pot Shrimp and Cheesy-Chive Grits
If only all things in life were as restorative as this aromatic shrimp dish! The Instant Pot makes it easy, and the lightened-up recipe makes this a dish you can enjoy whenever you want.
Love homemade pizza, but looking for a lighter lift? Try this hassle-free pie with quick-cooking shrimp, pesto and whole-wheat naan bread. It’s ready in 20 minutes!
Shrimp Broccoli Breakfast Frittata Recipe
In response to those who might question the idea of seafood for breakfast, we offer this stick-to-your-ribs frittata. This combo of lean shrimp, eggs, broccoli and Provolone cheese will immediately change their mind!
Sesame oil, green onion and eggs lend authentic flavor to this Chinese-inspired shrimp dish. This is a clean-out-the-fridge recipe that you can adapt using leftover rice and whatever veggies you have on hand.
Super-simple and a whole lot of fun, these shrimp kabobs hit the grill before they’re basted with an addictive lemon-garlic butter.
Shrimp and Egg Breakfast Burritos
Seafood burritos are just the thing to make your morning a good one. This combo of shrimp, eggs, cheese, veggies and salsa is flavorful, portable and packed with protein.
Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls
Beautiful to look at and even nicer to eat, these rice-paper shrimp rolls offer a light bite with superior crunch. Fresh herbs and matchstick veggies make this a refreshing dish to savor with hoisin or peanut sauce.
We all love avocado toast, but adding some seafood makes it shrimply delicious! This 15-minute dish makes a great breakfast, brunch or anytime snack.
Cheesy Shrimp Breakfast Casserole
You won’t miss the bread and milk in this light casserole that’s tailor-made for breakfast, brunch or a light lunch. It’s loaded with shrimp, eggs, kale and Swiss cheese to give you a satisfying start to the day.
Mediterranean Baked Shrimp with Whipped Feta
Our taste testers went wild over this recipe—and you will, too! With succulent shrimp, oven-roasted veggies and a whipped feta topping, this dish is sure to make your family’s most-requested list.