30 Shrimp Recipes for Any Flavors You’re Craving

Our delicious shrimp recipes are the juiciest catch. Everyone will want to bite into these fresh appetizers, soups, salads and dinners featuring flavors from around the world.

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Shrimp might be the most versatile seafood. It’s delicious sauteed, stir-fried, baked and stewed. Like other neutral-flavored proteins (think chicken and tofu), shrimp takes on seasonings well, whether spiced up in Mexican-inspired dishes, sweetened with an Asian-inspired sauce, tangy with citrus or fiery with Cajun spice. Our best shrimp recipes include quick weeknight dinners, easy grilled recipes and fancy party foods. You’re sure to find a new favorite here.

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Spicy Shrimp with Rice

Seasoned with store-bought hot sauce and a melange of green peppers, parsley and pimientos, the zippy, spicy tomato sauce sets this shrimp recipe apart from the pack. As a bonus, it’s healthy, low in fat and full of fresh flavors. Serve with hot rice.

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Buttery Grilled Shrimp

A simple seasoned butter delivers an outsized flavor blast in this speedy grilled shrimp recipe. On the off chance that you have leftovers, pop them in the fridge and add to salads for an easy, delicious protein.
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Shrimp Cakes with Spicy Aioli Sauce

Looking for a crowd-pleasing shrimp recipe, even for those who don’t love shrimp? Make these breaded, lightly pan-fried cakes. The recipe includes a jazzed-up mayonnaise dip, but to make it a kid-friendly meal, you can use plain ketchup.
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Fresh Shrimp and Avocado Nachos

This delicious, hearty nacho platter is a perfect potluck appetizer. Transform it into a healthy-ish dinner by swapping the chips for a mix of crisp greens, like romaine and shredded cabbage.
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Foil-Packet Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

Love the spicy, smoky flavors of jambalaya but not the hours of cooking time it requires? Try this simple shrimp recipe, which packs all the classic flavors into easy baked foil packets. At dinner time, everyone gets to unwrap their own meal—yum!
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Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Sauteed asparagus and herby pesto give this tasty pasta dinner a fresh, light finish that’s perfect for spring. While the recipe calls for making a simple homemade pesto sauce, you can also use store-bought for a quick weeknight dinner. Just add a squeeze of fresh lemon to each bowl before serving.
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Bang Bang Shrimp Cake Sliders

Perfect for a party or a festive family dinner, these crispy, spicy shrimp sliders are delicious. Both the homemade Sriracha-spiced slaw and the shrimp cakes can be prepared ahead of time. When it’s time to serve, just sear the cakes and dress the buns.

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Orzo Shrimp Stew

Never tried orzo? Technically a small pasta, it’s versatile enough to pass as a grain too. Like many of our favorite orzo recipes, this one shows off all the flavor of the added ingredients: broccoli, tomatoes and, of course, shrimp!
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Cajun Shrimp

This quick skillet dinner puts dinner on the table in well under 30 minutes. The simple spice mix is easy to customize to your family’s tolerance for spice.
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Curry Shrimp Linguine

Mild-flavored shrimp tastes great with flavors from around the world. This curry, made creamy with the addition of coconut milk, is an easy twist on the usual shrimp pasta dinner. Serve with linguine noodles, Thai noodles or rice.
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Meaty Slow-Cooked Jambalaya

Long-simmering, labor-intensive jambalaya is easy to make in the slow cooker! This rich, flavorful Cajun stew makes a hearty meal on a cold night. Serve with rice, cornbread, corn on the cob or sauteed greens.
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Southern Shrimp and Grits

As delicious for brunch as for breakfast-for-dinner, this yummy shrimp recipe is packed with classic Southern flavors. Cheesy, savory grits make a comforting base for Cajun-spiced, bacon-dotted shrimp.
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Cajun Shrimp Lasagna Roll-Ups

Ready to try something new? Try these Creole-seasoned lasagna roll-ups. The recipe is admittedly a labor of love, calling for sauteed shrimp, homemade cream sauce and the careful layering of ingredients. According to the rave reviews, it’s definitely worth it—just plan on a weekend afternoon in the kitchen.
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Shrimp ‘n’ Noodle Bowls

A trick to getting dinner on the table fast? Using store-bought ingredients to fill out a homemade dinner. Bottled salad dressing and bagged slaw mix make this tasty shrimp dish come together in minutes. You can serve these bowls hot or chilled.
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Lemon Shrimp with Parmesan Rice

This shrimp supper is classic for a reason: it’s just really, really good. The fresh, slightly sweet flavor of shrimp is nicely seasoned with lemon and garlic, with the piping hot Parmesan rice adding a savory note. As a bonus, it’s a completely gluten-free dinner.
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Angel Hair Shrimp Bake

This shrimp dinner is fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. A scattering of fresh herbs brightens the shrimp, asparagus and mushroom mixture.
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Asparagus ‘n’ Shrimp with Angel Hair

This creamy shrimp casserole will win ooh’s of admiration, whether you serve it at a dinner party or for Sunday dinner. Made with three kinds of cheese, the recipe is comforting but doesn’t taste heavy thanks to a dose of salsa, tangy yogurt and fresh herbs. It’s one of our favorite 13×9 recipes.
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Garden-Fresh Seafood Cocktail

What’s more refreshing than shrimp cocktail? This twist on the classic recipe calls for fresh vegetables as well as a spiced dressing made with lime juice and adobo seasoning.
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Shrimp & Nectarine Salad

Like grilled chicken or salmon, shrimp is a welcome addition to many salads, turning them into a complete meal. Here, sweet-tart nectarines balance tomatoes, corn and fresh greens.
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Feta Shrimp Tacos

Put a southwestern spin on shrimp with these tasty tacos. A homemade slaw, made tangy with Miracle Whip and vinegar, adds fresh zip to the savory tacos.
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Sometimes, you just want a simple shrimp recipe that shows off the rich, sweet flavor. These skewered shrimp cook up in minutes on the grill, and they make for a tasty appetizer or main dish alongside plenty of grilled sides.
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Shrimp Monterey

This shrimp recipe is special enough for company, but it’s surprisingly easy to make. A simple skillet of buttery, garlicky shrimp gets a zesty twist with the addition of Monterey Jack cheese. Serve over pasta, rice or zucchini noodles.
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Shrimp Chowder

Rich, creamy and cheesy shrimp chowder is the perfect meal on any chilly, rainy day. This top-rated slow cooker recipe only takes about four hours to cook, so start in the afternoon to have it on the table by dinner. You will need to add a few ingredients to the pot as it cooks, so make it on a day that you’re staying home.
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Shrimp Fried Rice

There’s lots to love about stir-fry. It’s a quick one-pan meal, and you can toss in just about any veggie you’ve got in the fridge or freezer. Fussy eaters tend to enjoy it. And it’s much cheaper than take-out. This shrimp fried rice is a perfect (and top-rated) example.
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Lemon & Dill Shrimp Sandwiches

These light, lemony sandwiches prove that simple pleasures are often the best. If you have leftover shrimp in the fridge, go ahead and use it in this recipe, reheating briefly in a pan or simply serving cold.
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Party Shrimp

The platter of shrimp is always the first to empty at a party. This simple marinated shrimp recipe is so tasty, you won’t even need to make a dipping sauce. Prepping the shrimp is the hardest part, so if you’re on a time crunch, buy deveined shrimp instead.
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Shrimp Gazpacho

Gazpacho, a chilled tomato soup, is the perfect summer meal. This recipe elevates the simple soup with the addition of shrimp, avocado and a dash of lime. Next, try these easy shrimp recipes tonight.
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Shrimp Tartlets

These tiny tartlets look as if they’ve taken all day to put together, but they’re simple to assemble using store-bought mini phyllo tart shells, bottled cocktail sauce and cream cheese. While they’re a natural choice for a fancy party appetizer, they’re also a delicious dinner with a fresh salad and crusty bread.
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Seafood Cioppino

If slow-cooker soup sounds like it would be muddy and bland, you need new slow-cooker soup recipes! This seafood-packed soup is full of flavor, and it tastes (and looks) good enough for a special occasion.
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White Seafood Lasagna

A little bit fancy but completely comforting, this lasagna is the dish to serve for your next special occasion. Since it’s meat-free, it’s a great choice for Easter season, or serve it before Christmas in honor of the traditional Italian “Feast of the Seven Fishes.”

Kelsey Rae Dimberg
A former in-house editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes, cooks and travels from her home base of Chicago. After going gluten-free over a decade ago, Kelsey turned to home cooking and baking as a way to recreate her favorite foods. Her specialties include gluten-free sourdough bread, pizza and pastry. When not wrangling her toddler, she enjoys reading, watching old movies and writing. Her debut novel, Girl in the Rearview Mirror, was published by William Morrow in 2019, and her second is forthcoming.