Shrimp Parmesan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This dish is called Shrimp Parmesan an easy fried shrimp that's then baked with marinara and topped with mozzarella served on a bed of your favorite pasta.

The steps are very simple and this dish is perfect for hosting a dinner party, especially for all those who love seafood.

Our Italian American dish is a terrific alternative on Christmas Eve as part of the Feast of 7 Fishes here in Florida where we had it for the first time in Key West.

Parmesan is a wonderful cheese, we use Parmesan Reggiano grated with this dish which makes it a star ingredient.

This recipe is so easy and comes together with just a few ingredients in less than 30 minutes!

shrimp in tomato sauce over vermicelli

Shrimp Parmesan Easy Steps

  1. coat the shrimp using a 3 steps breading station with flour, breadcrumbs and eggwash
  2. fry the shrimp, then place them in the baking dish
  3. top with marinara, grated cheese then mozzarella
  4. broil until the cheese melts
  5. serve the shrimp on a bed of your favorite cooked pasta

Ingredients You Will Need to Make This Recipe

  • shrimp
  • egg, beaten with water
  • Italian flavored breadcrumbs
  • salt, pepper, granulated garlic powder, and garlic powder
  • fresh basil and fresh parsley a little bit of dill
  • Parmesan REggiano cheeserated
  • Marinara sauce homemade or store-bought
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated cheese for garnishing and more basil
  • your favorite cooked pasta (we used vermicelli)

these are meatballs made with Chicken then added tomato sauce and mozzarella on top baked in a glass dish

Cooking Methods

  • You can add this to an air fryer, bake them on a cookie sheet, or fry them on the stovetop.
  • Save time and use bottled marinara and no coating, just use cooked shrimp and layer with cheese and sauce.
  • Air fry the shrimp to save calories for 3 to 4 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Grill shrimp without the coating is another alternative 

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Italian, American
Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Shrimp Parmesan

Shrimp Parmesan

Delicious coated and fried shrimp with marinara topped with melted cheese over a bed of pasta.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 22 Min


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and granulated garlic powder
  • 1 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs or more if needed
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiana-Reggiano and more for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons assorted fresh herbs, parsley, basil
  • pinch of fresh dill
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and cleaned (I used extra large) tails can be on or off
  • around 1 inch of oil for frying ( approx. 2 cups)
  • marinara sauce (homemade or use your favorite jarred style)
  • 1 cup grated whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish: torn fresh basil leaves
  • Optional: if you prefer a little heat add some cayenne pepper to the flour mixture


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and oil spray a 9 x 9 baking dish.
  2. Set up a breading station with 3 pie plates.
  3. The first plate should have breadcrumbs with the grated cheese in it with the fresh herbs
  4. The second plate should have eggwash with the water in it whisked together
  5. The third should have flour with granulated garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  6. Roll the shrimp first in the flour, then into the egg wash, and lastly into the seasoned bread crumbs, coating evenly.
  7. Heat the oil in the pan and when hot, fry on each side until golden browned around 2 minutes.
  8. Remove the shrimp onto paper towels to drain.
  9. Place all the shrimp in a baking dish topped evenly with marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, and broil on high heat until cheese is melted.
  10. Garnish with basil and more grated cheese if desired and serve over your favorite cooked pasta (we use either linguine or vermicelli.

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  1. This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it! YUM!!!

  2. Beautiful, simply beautiful. The combination of shrimp and pasta seems to be a staple. Change up the sauce or cut of pasta and it still works deliciously!

  3. This is right up our alley! Looks delicious Claudia!

  4. Thunk.

    My jaw just hit the floor.

    That looks like perfection.

  5. Shrimp and pasta make me sing - don't even need my Sunday sauce - this will be made soon - you just put me in the mood!

  6. So quick, easy, and delicious!This is right up my alley too!

  7. Hi Claudia-This is my kind of shrimp dish, with homemade marinara sauce on hand...never mind the "no cheese on seafood snobs"
    I'd like to know who made up this culinary rule?
    Yesterday, my daughter made the most delicious shrimp risotto with zucchini, peas, and saffron, and of course, added the parmigiano, and butter at the very end. Yummy!
    You never fail to disappoint with any amazing dish, or dessert you make!
    Congratulations on the Top 9!

    BTW-I tagged you...check it out on my blog!

  8. Claudia, this looks SO good! I've never had Shrimp Parmagiano before but it sounds fabulous. And your Sunday sauce sounds amazing! I love all the different meat in it. I can imagine how good your kitchen must smell while your sauce is cooking. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope you're having a great week!

  9. Claudia, how did you know that I love pasta with shrimp Parmagiano? This looks deeeeeeeeeeeelish!

  10. Claudia~you have made another stellar dish~this one sounds so delicious with the shrimp.

  11. Holy moly, my mouth is watering! This looks wonderful! Satisfying both pasta and seafood cravings all at once!

  12. This is certainly my kind of cooking. Can't go wrong with pasta and shrimp.
    Buon appetito with a great big smile ;))

    Ciao for now,

  13. Mmm, this looks so good. I'm getting ready to make Ina's roasted shrimp with feta, but now I want yours.

  14. I will never reject a plate of shrimp and pasta. Yours looks yummy. Oh, please go to my blog to claim your Stylish Blogger Award. It was given to me by another fantastic blogger, Elisabeth and one of the rules is to pass on to other bloggers whom I think are fantastic and you are one of them in my list. Thanks again for sharing with us all the wonderful stories and recipes. HUGS!

  15. Wow, that looks fantastic. I have a pound of shrimp in the fridge that I've been trying decide what to do with. I lean towards white sauces but this is so, so much more healthy. Ugh, choices.

  16. I absolutely love this recipe! Shrimp is a definite favorite in our house. Add a little pasta and sauce and you've got a fabulous dish!

  17. I could dive into this beautiful bowl of pasta - looks amazing!!


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