Baked Shrimp With Bread Crumb and Parmesan Topping

baked shrimp with bread crumb topping
Baked shrimp with bread crumb and Parmesan cheese topping.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
625 Calories
26g Fat
60g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 625
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 406mg 135%
Sodium 1080mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 42g
Calcium 216mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This baked shrimp is topped with a buttery bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture. Lemon juice and a small amount of dry sherry are added to the topping. To crisp the topping a bit, broil for a few minutes when the shrimp are finished. 

Garnish the baked shrimp with fresh chopped parsley and grated, shredded, or shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve the shrimp with lemon wedges. 

Depending on the size of the shrimp, it might be done in less time, so check after about 15 to 20 minutes.

This makes a tasty and easy lunch or dinner dish. Serve the shrimp with rice or serve it on a basic tossed salad or atop spinach or baby kale leaves.


  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (cleaned, peeled and deveined*)
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup bread crumbs (fine, dry)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (dry)
  • Garnish: fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Garnish: parmesan cheese (grated, shredded, or shaved)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F. 

  3. Butter a shallow 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

  4. Place shrimp in an even layer in the dish.

  5. Combine the butter, bread crumbs, cheese, salt, lemon juice, and sherry.

  6. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over shrimps.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until shrimps are cooked.

  8. Increase the oven setting to broil and broil the shrimp for a minute or two, or just long enough to brown the topping.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

Recipe Variations

  • Add 1/2 cup of sliced green onions to the shrimp mixture.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the bread crumbs, or use garlic and herb bread crumbs.