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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 in a baking dish


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



5 from 8 votes
baked shrimp scampi in a baking dish

Baked Shrimp Scampi

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Garlic Butter CRISPY Baked Shrimp Scampi topped with crunchy and buttery parmesan crumbs. The easiest way to cook shrimp in just 15 minutes!
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, American
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 274


  • 2 pounds 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.


Nutrition Facts
Baked Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 413mg138%
Sodium 1358mg57%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 546IU11%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 274mg27%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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18 Responses
    1. 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.

  1. 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 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. 😊

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