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Shrimp Parmigiana Hero

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This Shrimp Parmigiana Hero is lightened up by baking the shrimp instead of frying. I also like to scoop out some of the bread, it’s delish!

Shrimp Parmesan Hero

As the weather starts to cool, hot sandwiches make a fabulous meal, and shrimp parm heroes are one of my favorites. Ordering this from my favorite Italian restaurant would be well over 500 calories with all it’s deep fried shrimp and massive amounts of cheese. This lightened version uses my Healthy Breaded Shrimp recipe with part-skim mozzarella cheese.

For the bread, I scoop some of the bread from the center to make longer sandwiches for less calories (I weight and calculate after it’s scooped out). This would make a great addition to to your game-day menu for all the football fans out there!

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Shrimp Parmigiana Hero, Lightened Up

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This Shrimp Parmigiana Hero is lightened up by baking the shrimp instead of frying. I also like to scoop out some of the bread, it's delish!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 hero


For the shrimp:

  • 16 oz jumbo shrimp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute, egg beaters
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • cooking spray

For the sandwich:

  • 1/2 cup Marinara or your favorite tomato sauce
  • 1 cup 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz French bread, sliced into 4 pieces


  • Follow cooking directions for the baked shrimp recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 425Ā° or set your broiler to low.
  • When shrimp is cooked, divide shrimp equally between 4 pieces of bread. Scoop out the inside of the bread.
  • Top each sandwich with 2 tbsp of sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place sandwiches on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven or broiler until the cheese melts; 2 - 3 minutes, careful not to burn if using the broiler.

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Serving: 1 hero, Calories: 433 kcal, Carbohydrates: 57.5 g, Protein: 29.6 g, Fat: 8 g, Sodium: 559 mg, Fiber: 2.5 g


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21 comments on “Shrimp Parmigiana Hero”

  1. Just made this for dinner – everyone loved it even though not all generally enjoy shrimp – thanks for a great recipe!

  2. I made this for dinner tonight, and while not all my kids appreciated it, they didn't reject it completely either. And they happily ate the bread guts from my sandwich! I personally loved this!

  3. I have left overs from the other day of the Healthy Breaded Shrimp. This is perfect to finish them up!

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    Thanks Tara and Kelly! It's just as easy as making chicken parmigiana, especially with larger shrimp. It's so good over pasta too!

  5. I agree with Tara, Genius! I've ever thought to make shrimp parmigiana, but since I like it MUCH more than chicken this sounds fantastic.

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    Tara @ The Butter Dish

    Genius Gina! That's what I'm going to call you from now on.