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This collection of 20+ easy, healthy shrimp recipes will give you plenty of ideas for what to make with shrimpThink lots of shrimp pastas, rice bowls, and vegetable-heavy dishes!

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Looking for some new ideas for how or what to cook with shrimp? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up 20+ of the BEST shrimp recipe ideas from my website and from some of my favourite food bloggers below.

Each of these dishes uses simple, minimal ingredients and is easy to prepare.

Here you’ll find lots of shrimp pastas, shrimp rice bowls, and other vegetable-heavy dishes dishes prepared with shrimp!

As a dietitian, shrimp are one of my favourite protein foods to add to any meal! Here’s why I love shrimp so much:

  • they go SO well with everything
  • they’re super quick and easy to prepare
  • you can keep a bag in your freezer to use at any time – just run them under cold water in a colander to thaw in minutes!
  • they pack in a ton of nutrition benefits (highlighted below)

Nutrition Benefits of Shrimp

Shrimp are an excellent source of high-quality, complete protein – a standard 3-ounce or 85-gram serving provides 18 grams of protein.

This tasty shellfish is also rich in essential micronutrients like: 

  • selenium
  • vitamin B12
  • phosphorus
  • niacin
  • zinc
  • magnesium
  • iron

Finally, shrimp is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the health of your heart and brain.

Now, let’s get into those easy, healthy shrimp recipes!

1) Garlic Shrimp With Smoked Paprika & Honey

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This garlic shrimp with smoked paprika and honey is the BEST way to cook shrimp! A quick, easy, and healthy protein recipe that's only 5 ingredients.
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2) Green Goddess Rice Bowl With Shrimp

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This shrimp rice bowl is made with brown rice, fresh spinach, shrimp that’s sautéed on the stovetop, and a fresh vegan green goddess dressing. Nourishing and quick to make, this rice bowl is a perfect blend of flavours, and an easy, filling meal!
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3) Spaghetti Squash With Kale Pesto & Shrimp

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This healthy spaghetti squash recipe is served with a kale miso pesto and sautéed shrimp. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and high in fibre and protein. All you need is 10 ingredients!
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4) Cheesy Butternut Squash Rice Bowl With Shrimp

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This cheesy butternut squash rice bowl with sautéed shrimp is so comforting, nourishing, and absolutely delicious. It's healthy, easy to make, and just perfect for batch cooking or meal prep!
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5) Shrimp & Broccoli With Lemon, Honey, and Feta

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This healthy shrimp and broccoli dinner recipe is made with garlic, lemon, honey, and feta. Ready in 30 minutes and served over a bed of whole grains or pasta!
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6) Easy Honey Mustard Garlic Shrimp

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This honey dijon mustard garlic shrimp recipe is so easy and delicious. It's a quick, healthy protein dish that pairs well with everything! Dairy-free + gluten-free.
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7) Sautéed Shrimp With Tomato Sauce, Feta & Rice

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This sautéed shrimp with tomato sauce, feta, rice, and vegetables is the BEST dinner. It's healthy, so easy to make, and super flavourful!
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8) Creamy Coconut Shrimp With Chili Powder & Lime

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This creamy coconut shrimp recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients like coconut milk, chili powder, garlic, lime, and basil. It's so quick and easy to make for dinner and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! Recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free.
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9) Couscous With Roasted Corn, Tomatoes & Shrimp

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This easy and healthy couscous salad is made with baked shrimp, pearl couscous, roasted corn, tomatoes, feta, basil, and arugula. It’s a tossed dinner salad that can be enjoyed warm as a main meal, or as a cold packed lunch. Or, bring it with you to serve at a BBQ, picnic, or potluck party!
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10) Shrimp Taco Salad Bowl

taco salad bowl with romaine lettuce, shrimp, avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, quinoa, lime, cilantro
This taco salad recipe is such an easy and quick-to-make shrimp dinner idea. It combines sautéed shrimp and nutritious cooked quinoa with healthy salad ingredients, such as crunchy romaine lettuce and chopped bell peppers. A terrific 35-minute meal!
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11) Winter Pasta Salad With Shrimp

winter pasta salad with roasted butternut squash, mushrooms, broccoli, arugula, and shrimp in a bowl
This Winter Pasta Salad is made with oven-roasted butternut squash, broccoli, and mushrooms, as well as arugula, shrimp, and a thyme-mustard vinaigrette. This recipe is easy, healthy, and can be made dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or vegan if needed.
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12) Sweet Potato Fettuccine With Veggies & Shrimp

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This Sweet Potato "Fettuccine" is made with tons of veggies and shrimp for protein! It's simple, fresh, and absolutely delicious. Recipe is ready in 30 minutes, and is both gluten- and dairy-free.
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13) Basil Walnut Pesto Linguine With Shrimp

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This basil-walnut pesto pasta recipe is made with linguine noodles, fresh arugula, and sautéed shrimp (both fresh and frozen shrimp work well). It’s a simple, healthy, 30-minute pasta dinner that’s packed with good-for-you ingredients.
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14) Pasta With Veggies, Zoodles & Shrimp

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Proving pasta can be a healthy option, this easy pasta recipe is packed with fresh veggies, zoodles, tomatoes, spinach, herbs and garlic prawns.
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15) Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad With Shrimp

pasta salad with roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, corn, shrimp, and arugula in a white bowl, gold fork, and blue dish towel
This roasted veggie pasta salad is packed with balanced nutrition and tons of antioxidants! Perfect to make for an easy weeknight dinner, packed lunch, or to bring to your next summer BBQ.
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16) Mexican-Inspired Spaghetti Squash Boats

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These Mexican-Inspired Spaghetti Squash Boats are packed with yummy, nutritious ingredients like shrimp, peppers, corn, salsa, avocado, and melty cheese. They're easy to make and super cozy for dinner! Recipe is gluten-free and can be made vegetarian and/or vegan if desired.
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17) Turmeric Shrimp With Cumin & Garlic

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This turmeric shrimp (prawn) recipe is a super quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy sautéed shrimp! It's a fun way to add some flavour and change things up. All you need are 5 ingredients!
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18) Mango Avocado Salad With Shrimp

Shrimp mango avocado salad in a large bowl.
This mango avocado salad recipe is made with shrimp and a spicy lime dressing! It's quick, unique, and delicious. Option to leave out shrimp for a vegetarian version.
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20) Summer Lemon Orzo Salad With Shrimp

Orzo salad with shrimp in a white bowl.
This lemon orzo salad is served with feta, zucchini, and shrimp. Light, delicious, and easy – enjoy it as a cold summer pasta salad!
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21) Ginger Shrimp With Lime & Honey

Ginger shrimp on a plate topped with lime zest.
This simple ginger shrimp (prawns) recipe is made with garlic, honey, and lime. With only 6 ingredients, this nutritious stovetop dinner is both quick + easy to prepare!
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22) Harissa Pasta With Shrimp

Harissa pasta with vegetables and shrimp in a serving bowl.
This harissa pasta recipe pairs the most deliciously creamy sauce made from harissa, tahini, smoked paprika, and nutritional yeast with 4 different kinds of vegetables and (optional) shrimp for added protein. It's easy to make, so flavourful, and incredibly nutritious!
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I hope this post has given you tons of inspiration for easy, healthy shrimp recipe ideas. If you make any of these shrimp dishes, be sure to let me know in the comments below!

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  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and place them in a small bowl. Toss them in 1 Tbsp olive oil and a bit of salt + pepper.
  • Heat up a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot (a splash of water should sizzle on it), place the shrimp on the pan. They should be in a single layer with a bit of space between each piece – you may need to do this in stages, depending on size of pan.
  • Cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, then remove and set aside in a bowl. They’ll be opaque, pink, and slightly browned when done.
  • In the same pan, add remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil and sliced garlic. Sauté garlic for 1 minute, until browned and slightly fragrant. Stir in smoked paprika and honey, then add cooked shrimp back into the pan. Toss to coat.
  • Remove pan from heat and serve shrimp immediately. Season with salt + pepper, as desired.


*Leftovers of this recipe can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat – simply pop the leftovers in the microwave or warm them up in a pan on the stovetop.
*As shrimp is a source of protein, serve them with a side of greens and whole grains to make a complete meal!


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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