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

433 Cals 29.6 Protein 57.5 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Italian
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!


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 425° 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.


Serving: 1hero, Calories: 433kcal, Carbohydrates: 57.5g, Protein: 29.6g, Fat: 8g, Sodium: 559mg, Fiber: 2.5g
WW Points Plus: 11
Keywords: Hero, Kid Friendly, Sandwhiches, Shrimp Parm, Shrimp Parmesan Sandwich

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  1. Would the carb count be the same with the bread scooped out?

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

  4. What would the point plus value be if you didn't put it on bread?

  5. 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!

  6. Any suggestions for a good side dish to this? Looks delicious!

  7. That looks SO good! 😀

  8. I'd have never thought to make SHRIMP parm. Brilliant!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

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

  10. What great recipe; just love a simple yet fatastic treat; keeping this one for the weekend.

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

  12. This looks great! Thank you! 🙂

  13. 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.

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


  15. This is going on my menu for next week.

  16. Those shrimp look delicious! Love the tip of scooping out the inside of the bread!

  17. This looks great – all those crispy shrimps and a healthy option too! A keeper!

  18. What would the points difference be if you subbed chicken (baked) for the shrimp?

  19. YUM! I love shrimp, this looks tasty!

  20. So delicious dear Gina! I'm a vegetarian but Shrimps I miss most! So tasty!