Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp is the perfect seafood dinner or seafood appetizer. It is easy to prepare, done in minutes, and so tasty! It is truly “fast food.” We always laugh when someone says “fast food” in a derogatory way. Shrimp is the ultimate fast food, yet it is super delicious. With shrimp, you can also avoid the frozen food dilemma (when you have nothing thawed for dinner). About 5 minutes under cold running water and you are ready to go. You will love this recipe!

So, there you have it, “fast food” that is so tasty and so good for you! We always have a few bags in the freezer. We like to have U15 or 15-20 counts or “jumbo shrimp” on hand for dishes like Baked Parmesan Shrimp. Then we make sure we have higher count for our creamy shrimp dinners (check out our Keto Shrimp in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce). All that is left is for Joanie to create classic Low Carb recipes in her kitchen.


Shrimp is clearly the key ingredient in this recipe. Go out and buy a few bags! It is a Keto staple. The carbs will be low in any recipe featuring shrimp and, well, who doesn’t love shrimp? Joanie will usually pan fry shrimp or I will grill them. However, for this recipe Joanie wanted to use the oven for a “shrimp bake.” Similar to her other baked shrimp recipes, ones using “parmesan” seem to work best in the oven. You might also like to try some of our other shrimp recipes:

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Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Another important ingredient for this recipe is the dipping sauce. Joanie chose her Low Carb Remoulade Sauce. It pairs so well with shrimp. It is almost like a tartar sauce with a little heat. We also use our Smoked Paprika Aioli for seafood dipping. It is very versatile and would also work well. Since this recipe is loaded with that cheesy-parmesan flavor, you might also decide to enjoy a few without any sauce. The parmesan and garlic flavors are awesome just the way they come from the oven. They are also delicious whether hot or cold.

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Preparation Tips

Joanie briefly marinated her shrimp for this recipe in a buttery garlic mixture. This not only added the underlying flavor she wanted, but it also created the glue for the parmesan coating. Dredging is the best method for coating the shrimp with the parmesan mixture. Some may marinate for longer in the refrigerator, but shrimp is not as porous as meat so you are not really looking for a marinade flavor throughout. Finally, you want to use room temperature shrimp so your melted butter will not clump. Melted butter with cold shrimp will cause a clumpy mess.

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You want the parmesan crust to stick to your shrimp for this recipe. This requires dredging in the parmesan mixture. Simply sprinkling on top before baking will produce an uneven coating that will not likely adhere. Joanie also likes using a cooling rack inserted into a parchment-lined baking pan, so that the heat is even around the shrimp. Leave space between the shrimp when baking. Also, the high heat (475 degrees F) works well to shorten the cooking time and provide the desired crunch without over-cooking the shrimp.

Low Carb Baked Parmesan Shrimp – The Perfect Seafood Dinner or Appetizer

Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp is so easy and quick to make and so delicious. It is really the perfect seafood dinner or appetizer. How can you beat butter, garlic, parmesan, and shrimp together? The whole family will love this low-carb classic. It is definitely Tasty Low Carb!

Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Recipe by Joanie and Chris
4.8 from 44 votes
Course: Fish and Seafood, Small Plates, Mediterranean DietCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp is the perfect seafood dinner or snack! It is easy to prepare, done in minutes, and so tasty!

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  • 12 12 Jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined (16-20 count)

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Butter melted

  • 3 cloves 3 cloves Garlic minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Almond flour

  • 1/2 cup 113 g Parmesan freshly grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder

  • Avocado oil cooking spray

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon Parsley finely chopped garnish

  • 1/4 cup 57 g Remoulade sauce Tasty Low Carb


  • Keto Baked Parmesan Shrimp
  • Combine the melted butter, minced garlic, sea salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix thoroughly with room temperature shrimp – allow to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a cooling rack in the pan and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the almond flour, parmesan, and garlic powder. Coat the shrimp in the dry ingredients and place shrimp on the cooling rack. Allow space in between the shrimp.
  • Spray the shrimp with the avocado oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika. Bake the shrimp in the oven for 10 minutes, then switch to broil for 2 minutes, until crisp.
  • Remove and serve with our Tasty Low Carb Remoulade Sauce or a sugar-free cocktail sauce.


Chef’s Notes

  • Our Tasty Low Carb Remoulade Sauce is a perfect compliment for dipping the baked shrimp. The carb count does not include the dipping sauce – that can be found on our Remoulade post. If you prefer, you can use a sugar-free cocktail sauce. An easy version would be to use our Homemade Sugar Free Ketchup with Horseradish and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Actually, we always enjoy a few without any sauce – they are so good!

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 4g
  • Calories: 166.1kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3.2g
  • Protein: 7.4g
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Cholesterol: 31.4mg
  • Sodium: 715.7mg
  • Potassium: 45.7mg
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Vitamin A: 396IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
  • Calcium: 217mg
  • Iron: 1mg
La Dalia Sweet Smoked Paprika from Spain, 2.469 Oz
  • Estimated Product Size: 2.5 oz
  • Country of Origin: Spain

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  1. Wow, this recipe is amazing! We made this for dinner tonight and it has the perfect balance of seasonings. We did some in the oven as directed and tried a few in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 400 degrees (31-40 size shrimp). It was so tasty both ways! This is going in our rotation for sure.

    • Joanie and Chris

      So pleased you enjoyed my shrimp recipe. It is one of our favorites and so simple – it is definitely Tasty Low Carb! Enjoy . . . Joanie.

  2. Sounds wonderful! I’m going to try it tomorrow.

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