Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp)

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) is one of the easiest and most succulent shrimp recipes that you can make. Truly this recipe only takes 15 minutes and is so incredibly good, it is one of the best baked shrimp recipes ever.

Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) stacked on a plate.

Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) is a wonderful and easy way to make prawns thanks to the butter, lemon, and Italian seasonings, this dish actually tastes a lot like baked shrimp scampi. We love to serve it over pasta, but it’s also great with rice, or with a loaf of bread or garlic bread sticks to soak up all of that extra buttery sauce.

This dinner is just one of the quick and easy dinners for you to make for your family.


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What We Love About This Baked Shrimp Recipe

This recipe is so easy to make and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes.  It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  You can serve it over rice or pasta.  Or, add it to a salad for a light dinner or easy lunch.  Or, you can eat it just as it is.   It would even make a nice appetizer.

  • 15 Minute Meal: This elegant dish can be made any night of the week and will can be served in so many different ways.
  • Easy Simple Ingredients: Only 4 simple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Such buttery goodness is always a hit.
  • Adaptable: Can use with so many side dishes such as over noodles, rice, fresh crusty bread or on its own.
A top view of the shrimp, and some lemons.

Ingredient Notes for the Easiest Recipes

  • Shrimp: Peeled, deveined raw shrimp.
  • Butter: 1 stick melted.
  • Lemon, sliced into 1/8 inch slices. The lemon juice really adds flavor.
  • Italian Salad Dressing Mix: 1 package of dried dressing mix.
All the simple ingredients for the dish.

Equipment Needed for Oven Baked Shrimp

How to Make Oven Baked Prawns

These are the basic steps for making baked shrimp recipes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions for the easiest recipes.

Mixing the ingredients, then placing them in a baking tray and the finished dish.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour melted butter on a large rimmed baking sheet.

STEP 2: BAKE

Then place lemon slices on top of the butter and place the fresh shrimp on top of the lemon in a single layer on the baking tray. Next, sprinkle the salad dressing over the top of the shrimp. Bake for 15 minutes.

Prep and Storage Tips for Garlic Prawns

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly this recipe is super quick and easy and you can bake this recipe any night of the week. Really it is great to make extra to wat during the week.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the shrimp in an airtight container for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze the roasted shrimp for up to four months in a freezer bag or airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Shrimp Recipes in Oven

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly it is easy this shrimp recipe is easy to serve with a salad or with riced cauliflower to make gluten free or KETO.

WHAT SIZE SHRIMP ARE GOOD FOR ROASTING?

Jumbo sized shrimp or large shrimp, or the 16-20 size, are really good roasting.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe is ideal for making double or even triple the amount.

Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) from the side with a stack of lemons.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Parmesan cheese: Sprinkle with some cheese.
  • Short cut tip: Sprinkle with fresh herbs such as fresh parsley or fresh basil.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkle with a little red pepper flakes to add a little heat.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to cook this shrimp .Air fryer at 385 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Serve with a Caesar Salad for a healthy meal.
  • Succulent Shrimp: Add fresh garlic or nice white wine.

What to Serve with Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp)

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Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) stacked on a plate.
5 from 2 votes

Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Italian Oven Baked Prawns (Shrimp) is one of the easiest and most succulent shrimp recipes that you can make. Truly this recipe only takes 15 minutes and is so incredibly good, it is one of the best baked shrimp recipes ever.
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 packet dried Italian salad dressing mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour melted butter onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place lemon slices on top of butter.  Place shrimp on top of lemons.
  • Sprinkle salad dressing mix on top of the shrimp.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Parmesan cheese: Sprinkle with some cheese.
  • Short cut tip: Sprinkle with fresh herbs such as fresh parsley or fresh basil.
  • Alternate ingredient: Sprinkle with a little red pepper flakes to add a little heat.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: The air fryer is a great way to cook this shrimp .Air fryer at 385 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Serve with a Caesar Salad for a healthy meal.
  • Succulent Shrimp: Add fresh garlic or nice white wine.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 4g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: italian, Prawn, shrimp

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