Sheet-Pan Garlic Butter Shrimp

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This sheet-pan garlic butter shrimp is not only delicious, but it’s also super simple to make.

This garlic butter shrimp is one of my go-to recipes when I have to hit the kitchen running. It takes just twenty minutes to make, I always have all of the ingredients on hand, the kids love it as much as I do, and there’s barely any clean-up.

I like to serve the shrimp over pasta or with a lightly toasted baguette for mopping up all of the garlic-butter sauce. Because it’s so quick and easy to prepare, it also makes a fabulous, low-maintenance appetizer for a party — just keep the tails on and serve with plenty of napkins. I guarantee your party guests will be asking for the recipe!

What You’ll Need To Make Garlic Butter Shrimp

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For the shrimp, I use frozen jumbo (21/25) shrimp labeled “simple peel and deveined.” Come dinnertime, all I have to do is run the shrimp under cold water to quickly defrost and then peel. Note that the “fresh” shrimp you see in the seafood case at the supermarket is typically thawed frozen shrimp; so, for the freshest shrimp, you’re better off buying it frozen and defrosting it yourself.

How To Make it

Begin by tossing the shrimp with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic directly on a baking sheet.tossing-shrimp-with-olive-oil-and-garlic

Roast in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until pink.


Add the butter directly to the hot baking sheet and toss with the shrimp until melted. Sprinkle with a bit of parsley if desired and serve with lemon wedges.

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This sheet-pan garlic butter shrimp is not only delicious, but it’s also super simple to make.

Servings: 4 - 6
Total Time: 20 Minutes


  • 2 pounds extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch freshly chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the shrimp on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Roast for 6-8 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through. Immediately add the butter directly on the hot baking sheet and stir until melted. Transfer the shrimp and butter sauce to a serving dish and sprinkle with a bit of fresh parsley, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 218
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 21 g
  • Sodium: 857 mg
  • Cholesterol: 211 mg

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Reviews & Comments

  • Hi Jen, can I serve these as an appetizer, and if so, can they be served at room temperature?

    • — Barbara Riddle on August 19, 2021
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    • Hi Barbara, I think they could be served as an appetizer. If at room temperature, the butter may congeal a little so you may want warm them up a tiny bit in the microwave right before serving.

      • — Jenn on August 20, 2021
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  • Hi Jenn – I love your recipes and cookbook! I’d like to add fresh broccoli florets to this. Would that work if I just add them to the sheet pan with the shrimp? Thanks! -Veronica

    • — Veronica on July 28, 2021
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    • So glad you like the recipes! Yes, you could add broccoli to this but I’d put the broccoli in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes and then add the shrimp to the pan. Please LMK how it turns out!

      • — Jenn on July 31, 2021
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  • This was really easy and delicious! I would scale back on the salt though and only use 1/2 tsp for the whole recipe. I served it with steamed broccoli on the side and the broccoli sopped up the sauce and was delicious. Would be great with some orzo as well!

    • — Erin on June 24, 2021
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  • Prepared this easy recipe two nights in a row because it is delicious. One of my favorites, easy to prepare and so flavorful! Thanks Jen!!

    • — Elze Adams on April 20, 2021
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  • Fast, easy and a life saver. I pinched a nerve in my neck during the night and woke up very stiff and with limited move ability. But, it’s my day to make dinner. I took some broccoli (added oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper) and baked it on a sheet pan for 6 minutes @ 450. Then lowered the heat to 350, added the shrimp and baked for 6 minutes, then added the butter. I had a bag of garlic noodles, cooked them up and tossed the entire “mess” – It Was Fantastic!! My daughter and son-in-law came into the kitchen surprised I was able to make dinner, they were prepared for peanut butter and jelly! Thanks Jenn. Another recipe you knocked out of the park. So looking forward to your next cookbook!

    • — Elena on April 11, 2021
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  • What an excellent & delicious fast food recipe! The shrimp cooks in 6-8 minutes & served over angel hair pasta which only takes 2 minutes – fabulous! I added a green salad and dinner (which my husband went crazy for!) was done!
    Once again my favorite Chef knocked it out of the park!

    • — Sylvia on February 4, 2021
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Your recipes are a favorite in my family! My daughter -in-law, who is not that comfortable with her cooking skills, loves your recipes because you give clear step-by-step instructions and pictures! It’s helped her feel very confident. I first prepared the Sheet Pan Garlic Butter shrimp at Christmas for those who didn’t want to eat prime rib. They were a hit!! I’ve prepared them several times since then for guests. Just delicious! I’m all about easy AND delicious. Thank you Jenn fur all your wonderful recipes.

    • — Robin Gabrielle on January 29, 2021
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  • I love this recipe for shrimp. I actually add make a double batch of the sauce and use my mortar and pestle to crush the garlic so it tastes really savory. I also add extra white wine and lemon and shake the shrimp in a bag with bread crumbs before placing them in the pan. I make white rice and make a bed with the rice, then place the shrimp on top. Delicious!!!! Thank you again for another wonderful recipe Jen. It is definitely a keeper!!!!

    • — Frances Elia on January 29, 2021
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  • This is my new favorite shrimp recipe. Incredibly easy, fast, and super flavorful. I served it to guests, along side steaks for a surf-n-turf entree. I had the tray of seasoned shrimp ready to go, but didn’t put it in the oven until the steaks were finished and resting. The timing ended up perfect, with the shrimp being ready just when the steaks were ready to serve. And the garlic butter from the shrimp was a lovely accompaniment to the beef. I’ll be making this for guests often because it’s so impressive yet completely fool-proof.

    • — Laura Wilkin on January 28, 2021
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  • This was so easy and so delicious. Have made repeatedly and always is great

    • — Karen A. Riccio on January 28, 2021
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    • Delicious and super easy and fast to make! I have several shrimp scampi recipes I have tried before but will now only make this shrimp recipe!

      • — Brenda Sparaco on March 12, 2021
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  • Another delicious recipe that is a go to especially when I’m short on time! I can have this meal on the table from start to finish in 20 minutes. The flavors are just perfect and my family requests this often. Thanks for another great recipe Jenn!

    • — Kelly on January 28, 2021
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  • Simple and easy, a perfect quick entree. My husband, a picky eater, loved it.

    • — Anne Abend on January 20, 2021
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  • My go-to dinner recipe! So easy and fast!

    • — Monica on November 14, 2020
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