Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp

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Learn how to make Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp! They are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Easy, healthy, and utterly delicious, this roasted shrimp recipe is sure to impress.

hand holding a Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp over a platter of more.

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or looking for a quick and tasty dinner option, this recipe is a must-try. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll create a dish that not only looks gourmet but also packs a punch in flavor.

I made these for my Mom’s 60th birthday celebration and everyone was in love. Since then, I make them all the time as dinner or to top a salad. So good!

This recipe is so simple to make and exceptionally delicious. Medium-sized shrimp get tossed in olive oil, spices, Parmesan, and fresh garlic. After a quick visit to the oven, they get splashed with a bit of fresh lemon juice, garnished with parsley, and served with cocktail sauce. I think this is a recipe you are going to love!

And if you’re looking for more shrimp based appetizer recipes, check out these Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp. They are a bit more decadent and oh-so delicious!

parmesan roasted shrimp on a plate with cocktail sauce in a bowl.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Who knew something so sophisticated could be this easy to make? This Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp is the perfect balance of simplicity and elegance. It’s a recipe that impresses without the stress, making it ideal for any celebration or a cozy night in.
  • Get ready for fabulous flavors! The combination of fresh garlic, Parmesan, and herbs beautifully complements the natural sweetness of the shrimp. And that zesty splash of lemon juice? It’s the perfect finishing touch that elevates this dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.
  • Whether you’re throwing a fancy party or just craving something tasty, this recipe has got you covered. It’s not just an appetizer; it’s a versatile wonder. Toss it in a salad, pair it with pasta, or enjoy it on its own. The possibilities are as endless as they are delightful.
  • In just a few minutes, you can have a dish that looks like it took hours to prepare. This recipe is all about maximum flavor with minimal effort. It’s perfect for those days when you want something special but don’t have the time or energy for a complicated recipe.
platter filled with parmesan garlic roasted shrimp.


Let’s dive into the ingredients that make this Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp a true culinary delight. Each component plays a vital role in creating a dish that’s bursting with flavor and aroma.

  • Raw Shrimp: The star of the dish, shrimp brings a sweet, succulent taste and a wonderfully tender texture. It’s like a blank canvas, ready to soak up all the delicious flavors we’ll add.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A staple in kitchen pantries, olive oil is the perfect medium for roasting, offering a subtle, fruity backdrop to the bold flavors.
  • Grated Parmesan: Adds a salty, nutty taste and a slightly crispy texture when roasted, giving the shrimp an irresistible cheesy goodness.
  • Garlic Cloves: The heart and soul of this dish, garlic infuses the shrimp with a warm, aromatic flavor that’s both earthy and sharp.
  • Dried Oregano: This herb brings a hint of sweet, peppery zest, adding a layer of complexity to the overall taste profile.
  • Dried Basil: With its sweet, herbal notes, basil complements the garlic and Parmesan, adding a fresh, aromatic quality.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the shrimp and the other ingredients, making every bite perfectly seasoned.
  • Black Pepper: A dash of pepper introduces a mild heat and a pungent aroma, balancing the dish’s richness.
  • Lemon Juice: The zingy, fresh flavor of lemon juice cuts through the richness, adding a bright, citrusy note that awakens the palate.
  • Parsley Leaves: Not just a garnish, parsley adds a burst of fresh, green flavor, giving the dish a vibrant, herbaceous finish.
  • Cocktail Sauce (Optional): For those who love a little extra zing, cocktail sauce adds a tangy, slightly spicy dimension to the shrimp.

And with that, it’s time to prepare these roasted shrimp!

roasting pan filled with Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp.

How to Make

Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, you’re ready to make this Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp I’ll walk you through the easy steps below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a baking sheet with oil or nonstick spray.
  2. Place the shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheet. Evenly distribute the olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, oregano, and basil over the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together using a spoon or your hands.
sheet pan with uncooked Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp.
  1. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the shrimp until they are pink, firm, and cooked through. This should take about 7-9 minutes. Once done, sprinkle the shrimp with lemon juice.
hand squeezing lemon over Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp on a baking pan.
  1. Serve garnished with chopped parsley and optional cocktail sauce.

Yep, that’s it! If you’re a fan of shrimp and garlic, I promise you will love this Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp.

plated with roasted shrimp and a bowl of cocktail sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when the shrimp are cooked perfectly?

Shrimp cook quickly and are done when they turn pink and opaque. This usually takes about 7-9 minutes in the oven. Be careful not to overcook them, as they can become rubbery.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the shrimp ahead of time and refrigerate them. However, for the best flavor and texture, it’s recommended to roast them just before serving.

Can I use other herbs instead of oregano and basil?

Certainly! Feel free to experiment with other herbs like thyme, rosemary, or Italian seasoning for a different flavor profile.

Can this recipe be made spicy?

Yes, for a spicy kick, add red pepper flakes or a splash of your favorite hot sauce to the seasoning mix.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp on a platte with a small bowl of cocktail sauce for dipping.

More Appetizer Recipes You’ll Love

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Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp | Inspired by Charm

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp

Simple to make and full of flavor, this Parmesan Garlic Roasted Shrimp makes the perfect appetizer for any occasion or celebration.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted, shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 832kcal



  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with oil or nonstick spray.
  • Place the shrimp in a single layer on the baking. Evenly distribute the olive oil, parmesan, garlic, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together with a spoon or your hands.
  • Place the pan of shrimp in the oven and roast the shrimp until just pink, firm, and cooked through. This should take 7-9 minutes. When done, sprinkle with lemon juice.


Calories: 832kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 103g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 1165mg | Sodium: 5073mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 987mg | Iron: 11mg

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  1. Great recipe, I too live in a small community (Island off coast of Maine) that doesn’t assume we all are ignorant of culinary taste or appreciation

  2. Made these yummy little shrimps after Christmas for a small group of people – they totally loved them !!!!! (I didn’t use the cocktail sauce and they were still loved by all) I love your ideas and approach to feeding folks – I agree, you have to know your crowd & feed accordingly – I too over-buy food – but – always seem to use it up in some sort of recipe – thanks, for the great idea !!!!!

  3. Yet another IBC recipe I made for my xmas guests this year. The shrimp turned out perfectly and everyone was just standing around them, eating one after another. I think I might make this for new years guests as’s easy and it’s nice to have a warm app!

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for this recipe! It was absolutely delicious! I have been looking for a good shrimp recipe that did not include butter and then this appeared on my pinterest feed. I cant wait to see what else you cook up!

  5. Michael, I just love everything about you!! Getting ready to make this shrimp dish and I can’t quite figure out the code here.
    “Place the shrimp in a single layer on the baking. Evenly distribute the olive oil, parmesan, garlic, oregano, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together with a spoon or your hands.”
    Now, I think I would oil the baking sheet, combine the seasonings in a gallon ziplock bag and shake. Then I’d add the shrimp to the bag and shake to coat then lay them out on the pan and bake. I am so excited and hungry!

    1. Kate – yep, your method would totally work too. I’m just eliminating the use of a plastic bag and doing it all on the sheet pan. Either way should achieve the same delicious end result. Enjoy!

      xo Michael

  6. Sheer perfection on the party, the food, and your blog. I just printed the shrimp recipe and
    will be trying it this weekend. I love your blog and your personality. Great job, Michael!!! Have
    you thought about books in the fireplace all stacked every which way? I know it is all over the
    blogs and really overused, but sometimes you just gotta do it and try it out for a day or two.

    1. Debbie,

      Thanks so much! Funny enough I actually tried that. It’s okay. I think putting books on the floor is odd, it looked kind of messy, and they got dusty. Guess I’ll have to keep trying. Thanks for the suggestion though! Some people do make it look beautiful!

      xo Michael

  7. I love the way you give recipes such an easy, yet elegant twist. This will be a HUGE hit here, thank you, Michael!! Happy belated birthday wishes to your Mom!

  8. Michael – I so enjoy your blog. I’ve been reading it for a while now and your posts always seem to resonate with me. Please keep doing what you do and THANK YOU. I think if I knew you in person we’d be really good friends 😉

    Now I just have to think of a reason to serve your lovely shrimp recipe.

    Reason’s why I like Inspired by Charm:

    Inspiring content.
    Excellent styling and photography.
    Michael is vulnerable (you know the post I’m referring to).
    Michael is REAL.

    Keep it up and don’t change a thing.

  9. These look delicious! Was that one pound of shrimp on your serving tray or a larger amount? This is my philosophy on the amount of food I prepare: for all the work that goes into throwing a party, I like to have leftovers for the next day so I won’t have to cook. I am a big fan of all your recipes, Michael. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Good call on the leftovers. I agree! I’d rather not run out.

      And you’re eyes are very smart. This is about one and a half pounds. I adjusted the recipe accordingly to accommodate the extra shrimp. 🙂

      xo Michael

  10. I always have more than enough food, I would be horrified if I ran out of something at a party!!! This recipe looks delicious and very easy. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I really appreciate the way you write about your approach to entertaining. There is love in every thoughtful detail. And, by the way, I too suffer from over-buying food when it comes to hosting a party! Looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks!