Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Bring together a creamy parmesan sauce, shrimp, breadcrumbs and fresh chopped tomatoes and you have this wonderful Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp.  It’s one of our most popular shrimp recipes because it’s light, fresh and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

bowls of baked shrimp pasta

What Makes Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp so Good

Don’t you just love a dish that looks much fancier than it is to prepare? I do.  This Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp is one of those recipes.

It’s made in a heavy cream sauce but the shrimp and tomatoes give it a fresh and light feel. The Parmesan sauce is so easy to make, you will quickly put this sauce together.

The breadcrumbs are not pictured in the video below, but you can add those in. They add a nice crunch to this pasta dish.

It’s served in individual casserole dishes so it makes a lovely presentation. Best of all you can prepare this in about 30 minutes. Did I mention it was easy?

baked Parmesan shrimp and pasta

What Size of Shrimp Should I Use

This recipe doesn’t call for a specific size of shrimp but it’s a good idea you know what you are getting when you go shopping.

  • You will notice a number on the bag or at the butcher counter when you go shopping for shrimp.  The higher the number, the smaller the shrimp.  The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp.
  • This recipe calls for the shrimp already cooked.  You can buy shrimp already cooked and then it will already be peeled and deveined.
  • If you choose to buy shrimp uncooked, it’s a good idea to buy it frozen in a bag.  This will give you options for other shrimp recipes and it’s usually cheaper.  Just soak the shrimp in lukewarm water until it thaws, then peel and devein the shrimp yourself.  The easiest way to cook the shrimp is to saute it in olive oil or butter until it turns opaque with a pearly pink color and bright-red tails (just a few minutes).  Season with salt & pepper if you choose.

When it comes to making shrimp recipes, it usually doesn’t mean hours in the kitchen.  This recipe takes under 30 minutes to make and it’s delicious.

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Pasta
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Shrimp
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
penne pasta, medium sized shrimp, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and more

How to Make Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions and place cooked pasta in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan, combine butter and heavy cream. Heat until butter is melted completely and the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese into the pan and stir until melted.
  4. Season with salt and white pepper if desired.
  5. Add sauce to the pasta and mix to coat evenly. Pour pasta into small casserole dishes.
  6. Place several pieces of shrimp on top of the pasta.
  7. Optional step: Combine breadcrumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle on top of pasta.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees until shrimp is cooked and all is heated through.
  9. Garnish with chopped tomatoes and parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • This dish is served with shrimp, but if you don’t like shrimp, you could easily use chicken, sausage, or perhaps even some crab meat.
  • Use any pasta that you have on hand. It’s also a great recipe to be able to use up small bits of pasta that you may have leftover from other recipes.
  • If you like it a little more crunchy, add breadcrumbs, melted cheese, and parmesan cheese in a bowl and mix together. Add to the top of the casserole dish before putting it in the oven.
pasta with parmesan shrimp

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pasta with parmesan shrimp

Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp is an easy shrimp recipe you will love to prepare for dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Seafood Recipes, Shrimp Parmesan, Shrimp Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1148kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces shrimp cooked, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 Roma tomato cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a medium-size saucepan, combine butter and heavy cream. Heat until butter is melted completely and the mixture comes to a simmer.
  • Add Parmesan cheese into the pot and stir until melted. Season with salt and white pepper if desired.
  • Place cooked pasta in a bowl, and stir in sauce, mix to coat pasta evenly. Pour pasta into 2 or 3 small casserole dishes.
  • Place several pieces of shrimp onto casserole dishes, and place in the oven.
  • Optional step: Combine bread crumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle bread crumbs onto casserole dishes.
  • Bake until all is heated through.
  • Garnish with chopped tomatoes and parsley if desired.
  • If you have any leftover pieces of shrimp, simply bake them in a small buttered dish, and enjoy with your meal.

Video

Notes

  • This dish is served with shrimp, but if you don’t like shrimp, you could easily use chicken, sausage, or perhaps even some crab meat.
  • Use any pasta that you have on hand. It’s also a great recipe to be able to use up small bits of pasta that you may have leftover from other recipes.
  • You can bake any leftover pieces of shrimp in a small buttered dish. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1148kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 53g | Cholesterol: 412mg | Sodium: 1669mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2978IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 864mg | Iron: 3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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