Breaded Shrimp

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Delicious and healthy baked breaded shrimp, coated with seasoned breadcrumbs, panko and grated cheese, then baked until golden.

breaded shrimp

Breaded Shrimp

Serve this with lemon wedges and you will have one happy family. You may want to make extra, because these shrimp disappear quickly! Some of my favorite quick shrimp recipes I love to make are Air Fryer Fried Shrimp Sandwich with Tartar Sauce, One-Skillet Mexican Shrimp Diablo and Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps.

Baked breaded shrimp on a sheet pan

When making this recipe, I had a lot of extra bread crumbs left after I breaded the shrimp. So, I decided to double dip the shrimp into the egg mixture and breadcrumbs once again until I used them all up which gave the shrimp an extra coating and crispiness. I used whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs but you can also use gluten free breadcrumbs or Panko.

How To Serve

You can make this a meal with lemon wedges with garden salad, or a side of roasted vegetableskins like asparagus or roasted green beans, or turn it into a Shrimp Parmesan Hero. Hope you enjoy !

breading station for shrimp

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5 from 4 votes
Delicious and healthy baked breaded shrimp, coated with seasoned breadcrumbs, panko and grated cheese, then baked until golden.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
breaded shrimp
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /4th of shrimp


  • 16 oz jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup egg whites, or egg beaters
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, or gluten-free crumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko crumbs, or gluten-free panko
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 450F. Spray a baking sheet with oil.
  • Put the beaten eggs in one bowl, and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper, then put a few at a time in the bowl with the eggs to coat.
  • Put a few pieces of shrimp at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on a baking sheet.
  • Once all the shrimp is breaded, if you still have crumbs left, re-dip the shrimp back into the egg beaters and then back into crumbs and back onto the baking sheet.
  • Spray the top of the shrimp generously with oil then bake in the middle rack for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Turn shrimp over then cook another 3 minutes or until cooked though.
  • Remove from oven and serve right away with lemon wedges, if desired.

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Serving: 1 /4th of shrimp, Calories: 149 kcal, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 145 mg, Sodium: 934.5 mg, Fiber: 0.5 g, Sugar: 1 g


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    Debbie McGinniss

    Delish! Made it with a Gina’s Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes (also awesome). Will definitely be making this again. Thank you Gina 🙏🏻

  2. Family loved. I used more panko than crumbs, added paprika for color and lightly salted the crumb mix as well. Important to dry the shrimp as she states otherwise ingredients won’t stick. 

  3. Just made these guys in the air fryer and wow!!! All it needs is a nice healthy garlic butter and it’s perfection 

  4. The shrimp were fantastic! The family loved them. Instead of re-dipping the shrimp, I mixed the remaining egg & panko together & baked it in the corner of the pan with the shrimp.

  5. I just made homemade marinara… I wonder how this would be if I combine this recipe with your bakes chicken parmesan recipe… replace the chicken for shrimp… baked shrimp parmesan…. 

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    Melissa Beaird

     I just bought myself an air fryer after seeing all of the recipes you are remaking on here in the air fryer. Just made this shrimp recipe tonight in the air fryer and it turned out amazing. So crispy and delicious no oil needed.  I also made your Binging good shrimp sauce to go with it yummy. Thank you Gina for the  Air fryer remake recipes keep them coming..

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    Mary Ellen Hawk

    I am making this for the first time tonight!  I love “fried” shrimp but fried foods kill me!  Am looking forward to this!

  8. This was delicious.  I only had panko bread crumbs so I used that in place of the whole wheat bread crumbs.  Will this change the point value?

  9. Looks delicious!!! Would love this shrimp for dinner tonight. Thanks

  10. I used the egg beater egg whites and I think the regular egg beaters would have helped the mixture stay on the shrimp better but it might have been just me. Other than that, the shrimp/breading mixture was great.

  11. I made these for dinner tonight, and they were good! I wish I could've gotten them a little crispier, but I didn't want to overcook the shrimp. Will definately have these again.

  12. These are great – I love your shrimp recipes! I made these tonight and we dipped them in cocktail sauce and had caesar salad on the side (your skinny caesar dressing), it was a great light dinner. I loved fried shrimp as a kid, but won't eat them now, so these were a great treat, they're just as good as fried shrimp!

  13. We have made this at least a dozen times in my house and we love this recipe Gina! LOVE. It's a great alternative to fried shrimp (something we used to eat often before we became healthier eaters) and I prefer this version over fried now! It's great on french bread with lettuce and pickles "dressed" like a poboy! 🙂

    Thanks for this one! I'm even listing this recipe in my meal plan monday post to share with others! 🙂

  14. I have cooked clean shrimp in freezer I was wondering the same thing….could we use cooked shrimp for this recipe? How would we adjust for that in the cooking?

  15. Could you do this with cooked shrimp? Any idea how long you would bake? I would imagine you could easily over bake.

  16. I just made this and had 16 oz shrimp (after cleaning) but had to use quite a bit more breadcrumb mixture…did I do something wrong? They were delicious but had a lot more points. haha (Chalked this one up to Weekly Points…no regrets!)

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    Thanks for this recipe – I just made them tonight for dinner and they were a bit hit at my house 🙂

    1. I didn’t know whay panko is either, so I looked it up, and this website says it’s pretty much bread crumbs made without crusts:

  18. I made this Friday night and my husband said it was "Amazing". Thanks so much for bringing us weight watchers friendly meals that my family wont complain about!

  19. How long do you think you would cook this for frozen precooked shrimp? If you didn't want to deal with raw, peeling etc ?

  20. These were fantastic! We all loved them, including the 3 year old and the 1 year old! Your recipes never disappoint!