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Crispy Garlic Butter Baked Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Butter CRISPY Baked Shrimp Scampi topped with crunchy and buttery parmesan crumbs. The easiest way to cook shrimp in just 15 minutes!


Baked Shrimp Scampi can be served as an appetizer or even a light meal over zucchini noodles OR pasta. It’s delicious, perfectly crunchy and buttery, low carb, and you won’t be able to stop eating it! 

One of my favorite quick shrimp dinners is hot and juicy shrimp served over zoodles with a simple garlic butter sauce and a squeeze of lemon juice. That was UNTIL I made THIS Baked Shrimp Scampi inspired by Ina Garten’s recipe.

While Ina’s recipe is fat-full and carb-happy – uhm, of course! – I worked on a version that keeps carbs on the low down, but with maximum flavor and all the juiciness.

baked shrimp top with pork panko crumbs


Scampi refers to a dish of large or jumbo shrimp that are cooked with garlic and butter or olive oil.


To make this recipe, you will first need to get a bag of jumbo raw shrimp. Also, get these keto-friendly low carb pork panko crumbs. If you are not following a low carb or Keto diet, you can just use regular panko crumbs. 

  1. First, peel and devein the shrimp; transfer to a baking dish.
  2. Melt butter and stir in garlic, lemon, seasonings, and herbs; pour over the shrimp and set aside. 
  3. In a bowl combine grated parmesan cheese with panko crumbs, remaining butter, and paprika; sprinkle crumbs mixture over shrimp.
  4. Pop it in the oven for 12 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. 
  5. Turn on the broiler and give the shrimp another minute in there to get that golden brown color on top. 
  6. Remove from oven and serve.

pouring butter over raw shrimp

While shrimp is in the oven, you can make these Pesto Zucchini Noodles and this Creamy Cucumber Salad for a complete dinner. 


  • Raw Shrimp should be baked for about 9 to 12 minutes, depending on their size, in a 350˚F preheated oven. However, if making this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe, follow the directions for how to bake in a 425˚F degree oven.
  • I advise not to bake pre-cooked shrimp because they will turn out rubbery and inedible. 


  • Store baked shrimp in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

spooning out shrimp



baked shrimp scampi in a baking dish

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Katerina | Diethood
Garlic Butter CRISPY Baked Shrimp Scampi topped with crunchy and buttery parmesan crumbs. The easiest way to cook shrimp in just 15 minutes!
4.65 from 17 votes
Servings : 6 serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds raw large shrimp, peeled, deveined (tails on or off)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup melted butter, divided (use about 5 tablespoons solid butter)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup pork panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika, or more, to taste
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Arrange shrimp in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter, then whisk in lemon juice, minced garlic and minced parsley; pour half of the garlic butter mixture over shrimp and stir the shrimp around until well combined. Arrange shrimp in a single layer inside the baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the remaining melted butter, pork panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, and paprika; mix well.
  • Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the shrimp.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Set oven settings to BROIL and cook for another minute or two, or until the top is golden and crispy.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish baked shrimp with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.




Calories: 274 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 34 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 413 mg | Sodium: 1358 mg | Potassium: 147 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 546 IU | Vitamin C: 13 mg | Calcium: 274 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Net Carbs: 1 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: baked shrimp recipe, easy shrimp recipe, keto dinner idea, keto friendly recipes, keto shrimp, low carb seafood recipes, shrimp scampi
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40 comments on “Crispy Garlic Butter Baked Shrimp Scampi”

  1. I should not have mixed the pork rinds with the butter… It was far too wet and not able to be sprinkled 😟 it was globs. Next time I’ll mix the dry and maybe drizzle the butter over🤷‍♀️

  2. So I mixed the butter, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley; poured half over the raw shrimp and tossed it. Then poured the remaining half of butter lemon juice mixture into the panko parmesan mixture and got MUSH. Not crumbs, dunno what happened? Tried to smear that mush over shrimp, then sprinkled more dry panko on top to attempt to salvage my shrimp. We will see???? I’m not a kitchen newbie, so I’m careful in measuring

  3. I’ve made this 3 times in one month and my family LOVES it! So, so easy and quick. You won’t be disappointed.

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    Sheryl Levine

    So looks yummy. Recently found out I have shrimp allergy. Family would eat this. Can I make for we with scallops instead? Has anyone tried?

  5. This sounds delicious but at the moment I only have a bag of frozen cooked shrimp so I’m going to give it a try with only baking (or microwaving 1 minute and then broiling) just to heat the shrimp and crisp up the bread crumbs.
    I’m feeling adventurous!

      1. Katerina - Diethood
        Katerina Petrovska

        Frozen is okay to use as long as they are raw. Keep in mind, if using frozen and raw, make sure to use shrimp that have already been deveined and shells removed. If not, you’ll need to thaw the shrimp and clean them up before using.

  6. Hi
    Can we replace the panko crumbs with almond flour if i don’t have access to the panko crumbs?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      You could, it will definitely work, but the panko crumbs help with the crunchy texture – using almond flour won’t give you that same crunch, and the taste will not be as intended. Can you make your own breadcrumbs and toast them in the oven for a few minutes? That will also work.

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    Alysa Bannett

    i’m so confused…it says pour 1/2 garlic butter on shrimp and toss to coat and arrange in baking dish…where does the other 1/2 garlic butter go? thank you

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      The remaining melted butter is used to combine with the panko crumbs.
      Look under Step #4 in the recipe: In a small bowl combine the remaining melted butter, pork panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, and paprika; mix well.
      I hope this helps. 😊

    1. What is the serving size? Says 274 calories per serving but doesn’t give the size. Heck, I could eat the whole pan! 😉 😀

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    Dorothy Reinhold

    You had me at crunchy and buttery parmesan crumbs. I am excited that this only takes 15 minutes!

  9. Yum! I love shrimp scampi already, but with that crispy crumb topping – OMG, it puts it over the top!

  10. This shrimp is wonderful!! I love it coated in the panko. It is loaded with flavor & would be great for entertaining!

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