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Baked Shrimp Parmesan Hero

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You’ve had Chicken Parmesan, but have you ever tried a Shrimp Parmesan Hero? So good, made with baked breaded shrimp marinara and mozzarella.

Shrimp Parmigiana Sandwich

Shrimp Parmesan Hero

Shrimp parmesan heroes were always one of my favorites to order as a kid in my local pizzeria. Ordering this from my favorite Italian restaurant meant it would be deep fried shrimp and covered in massive amounts of cheese. This lightened version uses my Healthy Breaded Shrimp and I also like to scoop out some of the bread to keep this within my macros, it’s delish!

Shrimp Parmesan Hero

Shrimp Parmesan heroes are a great choice for a quick and easy weeknight meal! They are also great as a party or game-day snack. They’re also a great way to get your seafood fix in a fun and delicious way. Next time you’re in the mood for a flavorful, satisfying sandwich, give them a try!

How To Make Shrimp Parmesan Heroes

  1. To make shrimp Parmesan heroes, you’ll need a few key ingredients, including fresh shrimp, marinara sauce, Mozzarella cheese, and a crusty loaf of Italian bread or French baguette.
  2. To start, you’ll need to bread and bake the shrimp in the oven until they’re golden and cooked through. Start with this Baked Breaded Shrimp recipe.
  3. Next, you’ll assemble the sandwiches by placing the shrimp and marinara sauce on the bread. Topped with mozzarella cheese over the top, and then place the sandwich under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Once the cheese is melted, remove the sandwich from the broiler and serve hot. The combination of the tender shrimp, marinara sauce, and hot and melted mozzarella cheese is absolutely irresistible, and the crispy bread provides the perfect texture to round out the dish.

What to serve with Shrimp Parmesan

Keep it simple with a small side salad or a bowl of light soup like my zucchini soup or cauliflower soup.

Helpful tip!

For the bread, I scoop some of the bread from the center to make longer sandwiches for less calories (I weigh and calculate after it’s scooped out).

Shrimp Parmigiana Sandwich ingredients
Shrimp Parm Hero

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Shrimp Parmesan Hero, Lightened Up

4.88 from 8 votes
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
Shrimp Parmigiana Sandwich
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 sandwich


For the shrimp:

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

For the sandwich:

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


  • Start with the breaded shrimp (see recipe for directions).
  • Preheat oven to 425F or set your broiler to low. Scoop out the inside of the bread to make a longer hero, making sure after its scooped each piece is 3 oz.
  • When shrimp is cooked, divide shrimp equally between 4 pieces of bread.
  • Top each sandwich with marinara and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place sandwiches on a sheet pan 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 sandwich, 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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28 comments on “Baked Shrimp Parmesan Hero”

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    KathyAnn Onarheim

    Perfect! I made it in the air fryer with great success. Just the right blend with room to make it spicer if you wanted – but no need! Side salad and dinner is done. An easy make with great results.

  2. I love that you posted this! I grew up on Long Island and we had shrimp parm all the time. After moving out of NY a few years ago, I looked at every single Italian restaurant and pizzeria menu only to find that no one has it and many have never even heard of it.

  3. What are theWeight Watcher stats for calories, saturated fat, sugar and protein? Need those to calculate WW points.Thanks.

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

  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. 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!

  8. 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.