Learn how to make the BEST Oven Baked Shrimp! This easy shrimp recipe is ready in under 15 minutes and it makes for the ultimate party appetizer recipe!

Oven baked shrimp in a white bowl topped with black pepper and chopped greens.


Cooking shrimp in the oven is so much easier than you think and maybe enjoyed in so many different ways. Raw shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper then baked to perfection.


Though you can purchase fresh shrimp from your local grocery store, frozen shrimp works just as well.

  • If purchasing frozen shrimp, be sure to place it in the freezer before the shrimp has had time to thaw.
  • Shrimp comes in different sizes from small to jumbo. Purchase the appropriate size you’ll need for your recipe.
Oven baked shrimp topped with fresh chopped greens and black pepper.


Shrimp is best thawed in the refrigerator or in cold water. Do not thaw shrimp on the countertop where bacteria can grow.

Also, don’t thaw shrimp in warm or hot water as the warm water will change the texture of the shrimp. Note: Once thawed, DO NOT refreeze the shrimp.


Peel shrimp by removing the shell and legs. Devein the shrimp by running a sharp knife down the middle of the back and gently removing the black vein, use a paper towel to hold the veins.


In this recipe, we just season with the classic salt and pepper but you can use any of your favorite homemade seasonings depending on what flavors you like!

Oven baked shrimp on a baking sheet topped with black pepper.


Here is our guide to classic baked shrimp. You can add your favorite seasoning to the shrimp or keep it simple as we did. This is a great way to make shrimp to serve with cocktail sauce.

  1. Prep baking sheet– Preheat the oven and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Thaw shrimp– Defrost shrimp and completely pat dry. Devein the shrimp and remove the tail, optional.
  3. Season shrimp– In a small bowl toss shrimp in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread the shrimp evenly, in a single layer in the baking pan.
  4. Bake– Bake for 8-10 minutes, until opaque.
  5. Top with fresh parsley and sprinkle with black pepper. If you want, add some lemon juice over the shrimp before serving.


The cook time for shrimp will slightly vary depending on the size of the shrimp. Here is a quick guide to baking shrimp:

  • Small shrimp– bake 5-6 minutes
  • Large shrimp– bake 7-8 minutes
  • Extra-large shrimp– bake 9-11 minutes
  • Jumbo shrimp– bake 12-15 minutes

NOTE: All ovens are different, you’ll want to cook the shrimp just until it turns pink and opaque. Overcooking the shrimp will give it a rubbery and unpleasant taste.

Shrimp in a bowl of cocktail sauce next to lemon slices.


There are several different ways that you can enjoy shrimp. Here are some of our favorite ways:

  • Appetizer– Serve these with some cocktail sauce and lemon wedges and lemon zest for the BEST shrimp cocktail recipe.
  • In Ceviche– Chop up your baked shrimp and make a batch of Shrimp Ceviche!
  • In Seafood Cups– We love using them in our Seafood Phyllo Cups.
  • Use for Tacos– Season with Cajun seasoning or Taco seasoning and then bake and make Shrimp Tacos.
  • For Shrimp Bowls– Season with Taco seasoning before baking, and then serve over rice for dinner like our Shrimp Bowls.
  • In Pasta– Add this shrimp into you pasta, we love adding this shrimp to our Homemade Chicken Alfredo recipe.

Oven Baked Shrimp (15 minutes)

Author: Valentina
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Learn how to make the BEST Oven Baked Shrimp! This easy shrimp recipe is ready in under 15 minutes and it makes for the ultimate party appetizer recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Devein the shrimp, remove the tail and completely pat dry.
  • Add shrimp to the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Baked at 425°F for 7-9 minutes or until pink.
  • Enjoy.


** You can either remove the tail or keep it on depending on what you are using this shrimp for.  We like to keep the tails on when making a shrimp cocktail appetizer. 


190kcal Calories1g Carbs23g Protein11g Fat2g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat8g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat183mg Cholesterol426mg Sodium301mg Potassium1g Fiber1IU Vitamin A73mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Shrimp (15 minutes)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 183mg61%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)