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25 Easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes To Elevate Your Meals

Frozen Shrimp Recipes versatile seafood that often gets a lot of love because it is quite easy to cook and can be incorporated into a wide range of dishes. Frozen shrimp is a version that is super accessible and commonly found in most people’s freezers.

Sometimes it can be quite challenging trying to figure out what to do with a bag of frozen shrimp, but the possibilities of tasty dishes you can make from frozen shrimp are endless. 

If you’ve been wondering what to do with those frozen packs of shrimp in your freezer, look no further, as we’ve compiled the best frozen shrimp recipes that’ll turn you into an avid shrimp lover.

Quick Table: Frozen Shrimp Recipes

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time
Shrimp Cakes258 (Per Serving)25 Min
Crispy Orange Shrimp529 (Per Serving)30 Min
Bubba Gump Shrimp258 (Per Serving)12 Min
Shrimp Salad294 (Per Serving)4 Min
Popcorn Shrimp In Air Fryer96 (Per Serving)12 Min
Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta864 (Per Serving)25 Min
Shrimp And Vegetable Skillet430 (Per Serving)30 Min
Cajun Shrimp Salad181 (Per Serving)15 Min
Instant Pot Shrimp With Tomato & Garlic 164 (Per Serving)17 Min
Shrimp Scampi142 (Per Serving)13 Min
One Pan Shrimp Fried Rice229 (Per Serving)30 Min
Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta632 (Per Serving)60 Min
Shrimp Pizza With Alfredo Sauce326 (Per Serving)35 Min
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp And Broccoli313 (Per Serving)25 Min
Thai Shrimp Tostadas276 (Per Serving)25 Min
Shrimp Ceviche188 (Per Serving)40 Min

1. Corn And Shrimp Chowder

Corn and shrimp chowder is a super indulgent creamy mix of savory deliciousness that’s perfect for cozying up with on a cold day.

This buttery smooth chowder contains a mix of sauteed peppers, shrimp, potatoes, corn, chicken stock, heavy cream and a host of different herbs.

If you prefer your chowder to have a thicker consistency, feel free to whisk in a few tablespoons of all-purpose flour to make it thick.

Calories Per Servings: 250

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

2. Creamy Shrimp Gnocchi

With its rich, creamy sauce, this shrimp gnocchi is the perfect meal to take your weeknight dinners to the next level.

It features a combination of seared shrimp tossed in a cooked mixture of gnocchi, garlic, heavy cream, chicken stock, butter and spinach.

Serve with a generous garnish of parmesan cheese, and you’ll never want to stop eating this delicious meal.

Calories Per Servings: 419

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

3. Shrimp Cakes

There’s just something super irresistible about seafood fritter-style cakes, and these shrimp versions are seriously addictive.

With their crisp golden crust and tender interior, these fried shrimp cakes are made from a combination of chopped shrimp, eggs, mayo, cheese, flour and parsley.

To get the most enjoyment out of these shrimp cakes, be sure to serve them with a lemon aioli sauce.

Calories Per Servings: 238

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes 

4. Crispy Orange Shrimp

Crispy Orage shrimp is a popular Chinese dish you’ll commonly find on menus at Chinese restaurants, and with a pack of frozen shrimp, you can make this versatile restaurant favorite.

It is super easy to make and contains crisp fried shrimp coated in corn starch and cooked down in a sweet and tangy sauce made from a mixture of honey, soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, mirin, pepper flakes, and garlic.

This dish is very versatile, so it can be served on its own as an appetizer or paired with rice or veggies to make a full meal.

Calories Per Servings: 200

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes 

5. Bubba Gump Shrimp

Fans of the Forest Gump movie will love this Bubba Gump shrimp with its delicious flaky, crispy exterior and juicy insides. Honestly, whether or not you love Forrest Gump, you’ll fall head over heels in love with these crispy shrimp bites.

It is a really easy dish to whip up and consists of shrimp coated in a beer batter and then dredged in coconut flakes before being deep fried to golden brown perfection.

Calories Per Servings: 740

Preparation Time: 12 MInutes 

6. Shrimp Salad

If you’re looking for a refreshing cold salad you can have for lunch or pair with dinner during the summer, shrimp salad is the perfect dish to try.

It is so easy to make and only consists of a mix of precooked shrimp, celery, and onions tossed in a mayo, lemon juice and dill dressing.

You can serve this salad with crackers, tuck it into tortilla wraps, serve on lettuce cups or enjoy it plain.

Calories Per Servings: 258

Preparation Time: 4 Minutes 

7. Teriyaki Shrimp

Need an easy dish you can make with a few ingredients tossed in the oven? Teriyaki shrimp is the perfect one-sheet meal to make on busy weeknights.

With a baked combination of pineapples, snap peas, and shrimp all coated in teriyaki sauce, this dish has the perfect blend of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors that will be a hit with any crowd.

Serve the teriyaki shrimp over rice or noodles for a fling meal, or pair it with zucchini noodles for a low-carb alternative.

Calories Per Servings: 241

Preparation Time: 29 Minutes

8. Popcorn Shrimp In Air Fryer

If you’re a fan of popcorn shrimp but don’t love the oily deep frying process they usually go through, you’ll love this air fryer version.

These delightful crispy shrimp bites are so easy to make that even the most underskilled cook can make them without much hassle. All you’ll need is to pop frozen store-bought popcorn shrimp in the air fryer and fry them to crispy golden brown perfection. 

Calories Per Servings: 96

Preparation Time: 12 Minutes

9. Tuscan Shrimp Pasta

Tuscan shrimp pasta is a decadent Italian pasta dish that is really easy to make and loaded with flavor.

It contains a creamy alfredo base sauce made from cheese, heavy cream, butter, Italian seasoning, and dry white wine. This rich sauce is then combined with spinach, tomatoes, cooked shrimp, and farfalle pasta.

Calories Per Servings: 603

Preparation Time: 20  Minutes

10. Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta

Creamy lemon shrimp pasta is another easy pasta dish with a creamy texture that delights the palate and makes you want multiple servings.

This delicious dish features cooked shrimp, spaghetti and shrimp, all incorporated into a rich tangy sauce made from a combination of butter, flour, broth, heavy cream, lemon and garlic.

You can use chicken or shrimp broth when making the lemon sauce, as either one would go great with this recipe. So feel free to choose based on your preference.

Calories Per Servings: 403

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes 

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11. Shrimp And Vegetable Skillet

If you’re looking for a healthy dinner loaded with vegetables, there’s no better way to enjoy your veggies than in this shrimp and vegetable skillet.

It consists of a sauteed mix of zucchini, squash, butter, bell peppers, and shrimp coated in cajun spice and paprika.

Calories Per Servings: 243

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes 

12. Cajun Shrimp Salad

Cajun shrimp salad is a delicious salad filled with ingredients that will give you a taste of Louisiana cajun flavors with each bite.

It is quite easy to make and features skillet-fried shrimp coated in cajun spice, paprika, and garlic powder and combined with grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, cilantro and onions.

Calories Per Servings: 181

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

13. Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

With a filling of crisp popcorn shrimp and crunchy cabbage slices, boom boom shrimp tacos are the perfect dish to take your taco Tuesdays to the next level.

You’ll need to top these tacos with a boom boom sauce made from a combination of sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, minced garlic, sriracha, and cayenne pepper, as the sauce is the star of the show and gives this taco a kick of heat.

Calories Per Servings: 193

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

14. Instant Pot Shrimp With Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This instant pot shrimp is loaded with Italian flavors and is super easy to make.

All you’ll need are carrots, celery, onions, garlic, parsley, and shrimp cooked in an instant pot, along with tomatoes and chili flakes.

It is a great low-carb dish for those on a keto diet, but feel free to serve it over some pasta for an added side of carbs.

Calories Per Servings: 164 

Preparation Time: 17 Minutes

15. Creamy Pesto Shrimp

If you’re a fan of the creamy, nutty taste of pesto, you’ll love incorporating it into this creamy pesto shrimp.

This flavor-filled dish consists of a mix of sauteed shrimp cooked with half and half, parmesan, lemon juice, and then combined with pesto.

You can use store-bought pesto or really make this dish your own and make your own homemade pesto.

Calories Per Servings: 243

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

16. Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a classic shrimp dish with a rich sauce, and with this frozen shrimp version, you’ll have an elegant meal ready for date night without much hassle.

This easy dish features shrimp cooked in a butter, white wine, and garlic sauce with a squeeze of lemon for a zesty kick of flavor.

Calories Per Servings: 516

Preparation Time: 13 Minutes 

17. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

If you’re a fan of those restaurant seafood boils. You’ll love this easy sheet pan shrimp boil.

It is super easy to make and loaded with flavor from a baked combo of boiled potatoes, shrimp, corn, and smoked andouille sausages tossed in a buttery garlic and old bay seasoning mixture.

Calories Per Servings: 543

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

18. One Pan Shrimp Fried Rice

There’s no way we could go through this list without including the classic shrimp fried rice

This one pan version makes it really easy to whip up the popular take-out meal and consists of cooked shrimp stir-fried in sesame and coconut oil along with vegetables, cooked rice, eggs, green onions, and of course, soy sauce

Calories Per Servings: 366

Preparation Time:  30 Minutes 

19. Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta

A cheesy pasta with a rich sauce, this creamy mozzarella shrimp pasta is a delicious and surprisingly easy meal you can make for dinner on weeknights.

It consists of a combination of cooked pasta and skillet-cooked shrimp incorporated into a decadent sauce made from mozzarella cheese, half and half, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and garlic.

Calories Per Servings: 458

Preparation Time: 1 Hour 

20. Shrimp Fajitas

Looking for an easy one-sheet dinner loaded with a tex-mex flavor? Shrimp fajitas might just be the dish you need.

These fajitas are easy to assemble and only require a baked combination of shrimp, peppers, and vegetables tossed in taco seasoning and filled into warm flour tortillas.

Calories Per Servings: 368

Preparation Time: 13 Minutes

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21. Shrimp Pizza With Alfredo Sauce

Ditch the Friday night take-out pizza and elevate your dinner with this shrimp pizza and its decadent alfredo sauce.

It consists of a basic pizza dough topped with shrimp, green onions, parmesan, and a creamy alfredo sauce that’s unbelievably easy to whip up.

Calories Per Servings: 326

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

22. Skillet Cajun Shrimp

If you’re looking for a dish bursting with rich Louisiana bayou flavors, this skillet cajun shrimp is the perfect dish for you.

All you’ll need are deveined shrimp marinated in a seasoning mix of oregano, pepper flakes, garlic, paprika, lemon zest and cayenne pepper and then cooked in a skillet.

Calories Per Servings: 438

Preparation Time: 35 Minutes

23. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Shrimp And Broccoli

This garlic parmesan roasted shrimp and broccoli is a healthy dish loaded with protein and veggies that you can pair with rice or pasta or enjoy on its own as a keto dinner.

It is an easy one-sheet baked combo of shrimp and broccoli tossed in garlic, parmesan, olive oil, basil, and red pepper flakes.

Calories Per Servings: 313

Preparation Time: 25 Minutes

24. Thai Shrimp Tostadas

Tostadas are a classic Mexican dish loaded with flavor, but this Thai shrimp version adds an Asian-inspired touch of flavor that will be a hit with any crowd.

It consists of crispy baked tortilla toppers with mashed avocados, cucumbers, cooked shrimp, and a dressing made from cilantro, lime juice, brown sugar, Thai chile, garlic, fish sauce and onions.

Calories Per Servings: 276

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

25. Shrimp Ceviche

For an easy dish that requires barely any cooking, shrimp ceviche is the way to go.

This refreshing appetizer is loaded with flavor from a mix of lime, marinated shrimp, tomatoes, avocados, onions, cucumber, onions and celery. Serve this ceviche with tortilla chips or even crackers, and you’ll be floored by the taste.

Calories Per Servings: 188

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Cook Frozen Shrimp Without Thawing?

You can cook Frozen Shrimp without thawing it as long as you intend to cook these recipes for more than five minutes.

However, for some recipes, it is best to thaw your frozen shrimp before cooking to allow the spices and seasoning to properly penetrate the shrimp.

How Do You Defrost Frozen Shrimp Quickly?

The best way to defrost frozen shrimp is to put it in the fridge a night before you need to use it. However, if you forgot to do that, the quickest defrosting recipes is to soak the shrimp in tap water for a few minutes until thawed.

Make sure to use room temperature water and not hot tap water, as that can cause the shrimp to become rubbery and overcooked.

What Can You Season Shrimp With?

Shrimp is very versatile, so you can season it with various spices and herbs. From sea salt to Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, and even lemon juice.

Your choice of seasoning will mostly depend on what kind of dish you are making with the shrimp or your preferred flavor profile.

25 Easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes To Elevate Your Meals

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Refreshing appetizer is loaded with flavor from a mix of lime, marinated shrimp, tomatoes, avocados, onions, cucumber, onions and celery.

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