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Baked Shrimp For One

An easy baked shrimp recipe made with a delightful lemon butter sauce. Ready in 10 minutes and is lovely served with rice, pasta, or a side of your favorite vegetables.

a cast iron dish filled with baked shrimp topped with parsley.

If you're looking for a quick and easy meal idea, this easy baked shrimp recipe is for you. What could be better than a dish that cooks up in minutes when you're hungry?

Why This Recipe Works

  • This shrimp recipe is absolutely low in carbs and very keto-friendly. The shrimp is coated with a buttery sauce and would be delicious served with zucchini noodles or can be eaten straight out of the baking dish.
  • It's such a versatile recipe too. Consider adding different spices like dried tarragon, or basil. If you love parsley, add extra or consider swapping it with fresh cilantro and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Baking shrimp is so easy!

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

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  • Lemon juice: For best flavor, I recommend using freshly squeezed lemons but you can use bottled lemon juice instead.
  • Seasonings: Salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.
  • Shrimp: Use 4-ounces of peeled and deveined shrimp.
  • Butter and parsley: Add to the shrimp before baking.

How To Bake Shrimp

  • Place shrimp in a small baking dish.
shrimp in a cast iron skillet
  • Stir in the lemon juice, salt and seasonings.
raw shrimp topped with chopped parsley in a baking dish.
  • Top with chopped parsley and butter.
pieces of butter scattered on top of a dish filled with raw shrimp and chopped parsley.
  • Bake in a preheated 400º F (200º C) oven until shrimp is pink, firm, and cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • This baked shrimp recipe calls for using 4-ounces of peeled and deveined shrimp. This amount is approximately the same as:
    • Jumbo: 5-6 shrimp
    • Large: 8-9 shrimp
    • Medium: 10-11 shrimp
    • Small: 12-15 shrimp

You might consider keeping frozen shrimp in your freezer for convenience. Use them in recipes as needed.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this baked shrimp recipe you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

a white plate filled with shrimp, asparagus and penne pasta on a silver tray next to a glass of rosé and a bottle of wine in the background.

Other Single Serving Shrimp Recipes

What To Serve With Baked Shrimp

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Use Frozen Shrimp?

Yes you can use frozen and thawed shrimp. When cooking for one, keeping your freezer stocked with a few bags of frozen shrimp will make it easy to whip up a wonderful, seemingly fancy meal in just minutes.

How Do You Thaw Frozen Shrimp?

The best way to thaw frozen shrimp is to place it in the refrigerator the night before.
If you forget to do this, you can still thaw shrimp rather quickly. One way is to take the unopened bag of shrimp and place it in a big bowl of cold water. This process will take about 30 minutes.
If 30 minutes sounds like an eternity, no worries. Open up the bag of shrimp and dump the shrimp directly into a bowl of cold water. This process will take anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp.
After the shrimp has thawed, place them on a paper towel lined plate and pat the shrimp dry to remove as much excess moisture as possible.

How Will You Know When Shrimp Is Thawed?

You will know the shrimp are fully thawed when they are somewhat pliable and the color is no longer white but more translucent.

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a black dish filled with cooked shrimp

Baked Shrimp For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie
Keywords: baked shrimp, keto, low carb, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 4 ounces medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
  • teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter


  • Heat oven to 400° F (200° C).
  • Place shrimp in a single layer in an ungreased 5-inch baking dish or a dish of similar size.
  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the shrimp and stir in the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and parsley.
  • Cut the butter into pieces and scatter on top of the shrimp.
  • Place dish in the oven and bake until shrimp are pink, firm, and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate and enjoy immediately.


Expert Tips
  • This baked shrimp recipe calls for using 4-ounces of peeled and deveined shrimp. This amount is approximately the same as:
    • Jumbo: 5-6 shrimp
    • Large: 8-9 shrimp
    • Medium: 10-11 shrimp
    • Small: 12-15 shrimp
You might consider keeping frozen shrimp in your freezer for convenience. Use them in recipes as needed.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 593mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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12 thoughts on “Baked Shrimp For One”

  1. I’m so happy to have found your site. No more leftovers crowding the fridge and calling me to eat them! I have made several of your recipes and each one has been delicious. I had this one tonight and I really like it. I served the shrimp over palm heart angel hair that I’d heated in a skillet with baby spinach and roasted red peppers. Fantastic!

    Thank you for all you do.

  2. I am so Happy to find the web site Cooking for one. I’m almost 81 live alone and the recipes are soooo helpful!!!! Do you have a recipe
    for Hot and Sour soup? Thank you in advance.

  3. It’s summer and hot. I do not have a/c. My kitchen is small. I can’t use the oven since it heats up the kitchen.
    Please give alternative cooking methods for those of us in my situation.

    1. Depending on the size of the scallops they may need to be cooked a little longer. Large sea scallops will likely take about 10-15 minutes. Smaller scallops should take between 8-10 minutes, or until opaque.

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