Italian Shrimp Recipe

These Italian Shrimp are destined to become the highlight on your dinner plate!

I think by now, most of you know that I’m a big fan of shrimp. I can’t cook a non-rubbery piece of fish to save my life. But I can cook a fantastic plate of shrimp! ~She says ever so modestly…~

Italian Shrimp piled high in a white bowl. The large shrimp are shown up close and you can see the herbs on them. There is a fresh basil leaf on top of the shrimp for garnish.

The best part is that this dish comes together so quickly. It’s wonderful as a stand-alone dish, but would also be equally good over a plate of pasta or spaghetti squash for low carb folks.

The flavor of the shrimp and sauce are the stand-alone star here, so whatever you pair this with, let the shrimp be the main highlight of the evening.

I paired this with a green salad and some Italian Dressing. A wonderful addition would also be some whole grain garlic bread. Yum! Now I’m hungry again…

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Italian Shrimp Recipe

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Italian Shrimp Recipe

These delicious shrimp are very likely to become the highlight of your dinner plate!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp (I buy frozen, pre-cooked and thaw them)
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste (no sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Place all ingredients in a skillet and cook until the shrimp are warmed through, stirring regularly.
  • Note: The measurements above are only suggestions. You can easily adjust all the seasonings to suit your own tastes.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.33the recipe | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1257mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 8mg

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  1. This sounds delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katy – I hope you enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow that is amazing! Just made it! We used fresh shrimp and a bit of fresh garlic.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Diana – Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Those shrimp look absolutely beautiful! I don’t normally think tomatoes when I think of shrimp, but I bet this is a great combination.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Crystal – Ya, it’s not my first thought either. But YUM!!

  4. I bought everything to make it… I just throw the shrimp in frozen? Or do I have to thaw it out to remove the tails first?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shana – I used them frozen, but many people prefer to thaw first. Don’t removed the tails. It makes them a bit easier to eat because you have something to hold on to. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Awesome.thanks. but I was planning on throwing them over pasta, so that’s why I was wondering about the tails.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shana – Oh, well then yes, you’d want to remove the tails. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is just fine without the tomato paste.

    1. Thank you for stating that. I was wondering.

  7. Kassandra Johnson says:

    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe, I Love shrimp. Can’t wait until I tell my family it’s a clean recipe!!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kassandra – Fantastic! I hope everyone enjoys it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Do you serve any sides dishes with this? What would you suggest?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angela – I served a big salad with mine. But even some brown rice and maybe some asparagus would go well.

  9. Very excited to serve this as one of my picnic sides for the indoor Valentines Day picnic I’m planning! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jessica – My pleasure! Have a wonderful picnic! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. This is so yummy and so easy to make!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Robyn – I’m so happy you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. So, a serving would be 8 ounces of shrimp per person? Just double checking as it seems to be a lot (not that I’m complaining!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sabrina – Ha! Yes, I tend to be generous with the portions when it comes to shrimp! But I think after cooking it may be a little less than 8 oz. I just divided it in half essentially.

  12. Thank you SO much for the reply!! I am looking forward to trying this! (I hate cooking but your meals are so simple and yummy sounding that I actually want to do it!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for all your hard work and wonderful recipes – it is greatly appreciated!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sabrina – My pleasure! I’m happy you are enjoying my recipes enough to want to cook them!! ๐Ÿ˜€