Healthy Shrimp Recipes

Healthy meals with shrimp include salads, soups, skewers, stir-fries, pasta dishes and more delicious recipes! Check out our collection and choose your favorite for your next healthy meal.

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Spaghetti with Shrimp, Kale, and Burst Tomatoes

Stash some shrimp in your freezer for nutritious last-minute meals. Here, frozen shrimp stars in this spaghetti recipe with cherry tomatoes and kale. Get the shrimp thawing before you start the pasta and you'll have this easy and delicious dinner ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

Thai-Curry Shrimp Linguine

When you want something different for  a weeknight dinner but need to use up pantry staples, try this easy shrimp linguine. Fragrant Thai curry paste and creamy light coconut milk create a silky, complex sauce that coats long strands of pasta, green beans, and shrimp. Top it off with cooling cilantro and a squirt of lime juice, and you'll be out of your mealtime rut in no time. 

Shrimp with Couscous

Rating: 3.5 stars 203
This one-pot wonder that takes its inspiration from paella will impress friends and family and satisfy even the hungriest diners.

Shrimp-Scampi Pan Bake

For a streamlined, stress-free meal, slide this shrimp scampi supper into the oven. Preheating the baking sheet gives the sliced potatoes a headstart to crispness, and the broiler steps in at the last minute to cook the garlicky shrimp. 

Greek-Style Pasta with Shrimp

Rating: 3.5 stars 33
Make this Greek-Style Pasta with Shrimp for easy summer entertaining. If the pasta salad seems a bit dry, stir in a little more yogurt just before serving.

Shrimp and Scallion Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars 60
Stir-frying is a smart shortcut to a healthy dinner in 20 minutes or less. This light and flavorful version amps up shrimp with garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh lemon juice. 

Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp

Thanks to storebought helpers like pre-peeled shrimp, prepped pineapple, and apricot jam, this tangy stir-fry takes just twenty minutes to make.

Shrimp-and-Basil Glass-Noodle Stir-Fry

Each ingredient gets its turn in the wok in this easy shrimp stir-fry one-pan meal: shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, snap peas, eggs, and glass noodles (which are gluten-free!). Added just before serving, fresh basil leaves become slightly wilted from the heat, adding wonderful aroma and bright flavor.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad on Endive Leaves

The secret to the shrimp salad's decadent taste: creamy avocado, which is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Slivers of scallion and a shot of lime juice brighten the flavor.

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 402
You can serve a flourless "pasta" with these strands of spaghetti squash. It comes together in under one hour for a light and flavorful weeknight meal inspired by shrimp scampi.

Shrimp and Crudite Platter with Two Sauces

Our take on the Provencal classic le grand aioli, a bountiful spread of vegetables and seafood served with homemade garlic mayonnaise, ups the ante with two delectable dips: a tonnato sauce made with store-bought mayo and a vegan green goddess dressing.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Orange Glaze

The secret ingredient in these quick and tangy grilled shrimp skewers is orange-juice concentrate, which brings a sweet-tart intensity to the basting mixture that is balanced out by savory onion, sharp pickled jalapeños, and earthy thyme.

Inspiration and Ideas

Low-Country Pickled Shrimp
Pre-dinner nibbles should awaken the appetite without filling you up. These pickled shrimp pay tribute to the rich culinary history of the maritime South. They're bright and fresh, with a piquant heat. Serve them in a bowl with some crostini and aioli on the side, and let guests assemble their own perfect bites. 
Shrimp and Edamame with Lime
Rating: Unrated 13
Don't rely on heavy sauces this summer -- a squeeze of fresh lime juice and some garlic bring bold flavors to this simple dish.
Scandinavian Shrimp-and-Cucumber Sandwich

With their vitamin K, cukes will help keep your bones strong, while protein in the eggs and shrimp energize you until dinner.