76 Southern-Style Shrimp Recipes
Tiny, tasty, and oh-so-quick to cook, shrimp are an extremely versatile ingredient. Whether you’re serving up garlic-butter shrimp cocktail as an appetizer or a hearty shrimp pasta for dinner, shrimp can find its way into any meal. Our Shrimp and Grits Casserole can even make an all-star appearance at your weekend brunch. Peeled, boiled, or grilled—shrimp always tastes best when served Southern-style. If you want to pick a Southern shrimp classic, try shrimp and grits or a Lowcountry boil. Try something fresh and new with our Tex-Mex shrimp chilaquiles or our version of shrimp stir fry, which of course, includes bacon. Whichever shrimp recipe you choose, your family is going to love these seafood supper options. With kid-friendly recipes like Shrimp Fried Rice and Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp, even the pickiest eaters at your table will eat every last shrimp on the plate. Lighten up dinnertime with these delicious shrimp recipes.
Skillet Rice with Shrimp and Chicken
Simple substitutions give these hearty dishes flavorful twists: Swap sausage for chicken, crabmeat for shrimp, or make a vegetarian option by subbing vegetable stock and omitting proteins.
Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Recipe: Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Ready in just 15 minutes, this quick appetizer is perfect for last-minute company. When making the sauce in Step 2, whisk in the butter 1 Tbsp. at a time--the key technique in making the sauce velvety.
Spicy Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp
This spicy marinara sauce adds big flavor to this lower carb alternative.
Shrimp on Seasoned Crackers with Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese
Crack open your handy box of saltines to make this easy and elegant appetizer. The cream cheese, pepper jelly, and marinated shrimp blend together perfectly in this pre-dinner snack.
Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Shrimp Rémoulade Deviled Eggs
Ready in under an hour, these spicy shrimp bites are simple to make but packed with flavor. You'll love this unique twist on deviled eggs with shrimp, spicy Creole mustard, and lots of garlic.
Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Shrimp and Creole seasoning give these deviled eggs a distinctly Southern taste.
Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Chipotle Comeback Sauce
The trick for these skewers is using regular cut bacon. Thick-cut will cause the shrimp to be overcooked f=before the bacon is done.
Fried Shrimp-and-Okra Po’Boys
Recipe: Fried Shrimp-and-Okra Po’Boys
The crunch of the fried shrimp and okra pairs great with the tangy and creamy sauce on this sandwich.
Cajun Shrimp Foil Packets with Red Potatoes and Zucchini
Foil packets make for lots of flavor and the easiest clean ups.
Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp
Recipe: Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp
A simple combo of butter, garlic, and a hint of lemon juice yields the freshest pasta sauce.
Recipe: Shrimp Boil
This shrimp boil recipe is as classic as it gets.
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits
Bang Bang Shrimp
Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp
Make this fan-favorite appetizer at home and delight your family. Serve them over salad or in lettuce wraps for a full meal.
Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip
Recipe: Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip
This delicious dip is as simple as stirring the ingredients together and popping them in the oven.
Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard Sauce
Get a taste of the tropics with this coconut shrimp and sweet-and-spicy sauce.
Recipe: Shrimp Alfredo
Trust us: You can make Alfredo sauce from scratch, and this recipe proves how easy it is to do.
Recipe: Marinated Shrimp
This shrimp appetizer is the ultimate make-ahead snack, as it needs plenty of time to marinate to perfection.
Shrimp-and-Andouille Gumbo Dip
Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Would you believe this beautiful plate of pasta is on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes? You should!
Shrimp Fried Rice
Recipe: Shrimp Fried Rice
Fresh, sweet pineapple is the perfect complement to a soy-and-chili sauce in this reinvented takeout favorite.
Recipe: Shrimp-Tomatillo Tacos
If you’re looking for a healthy dinner that isn’t boring, try these 20-minute tacos ASAP.
Kardea Brown’s Okra Soup with Shrimp
Skillet Shrimp Destin with Orzo
Recipe: Skillet Shrimp Destin with Orzo
There’s nothing better than a beautiful summer dinner that was much easier to throw together than it looks.
Old Bay Rémoulade with Crudités and Shrimp
Test Kitchen Professional Ivy Odom developed this recipe as an ode to the summer beach trips of her childhood, and you’ll want it to be a new tradition to take on your travels, too.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Corn Succotash
Our favorite summer side dish gets the main-course treatment when juicy shrimp is added.
Recipe: Shrimp Étouffée
We recreated this Louisiana staple to a quicker version that can be on the table on a weeknight.
Air Fryer Popcorn Shrimp
Crispy Shrimp Salad with Avocado Dressing
You’ll want to put this creamy homemade salad dressing on everything from sandwiches to tacos and crudités.
Pickled Shrimp-and-Citrus Endive Cups
These colorful bites will brighten up any appetizer board. They’re a great make-ahead dish since the shrimp needs to chill in the pickling liquid for at least one day.
Shrimp, Sausage, and Black Bean Pasta
Andouille sausage and Cajun seasonings add some major pizazz to pasta night.
Shrimp Fajita Bowls
Recipe: Shrimp Fajita Bowls
These fun dinner recipe has options to enjoy now or freeze it for another night when you don’t have a dinner plan.
Sausage-and-Shrimp Pizzas with Spinach-Basil Pesto
Are you really having pizza night in the summertime if you don’t grill your pizza?
Recipe: Shrimp-Stuffed Mirlitons
This Louisiana-favorite squash should absolutely be on your radar, and once you try this flavorful recipe, you’ll know why.
Grilled Shrimp-and-Squash Pasta with Summer Herbs
This summery pasta dish makes use of your grill for a pretty al fresco dinner.
Recipe: Garlic-Butter Shrimp
There are countless ways to serve this buttery shrimp, but one of our new favorites is a fun presentation that resembles a fancy charcuterie board.
Spicy Shrimp with Jalapeño Cornbread and Aïoli
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
Recipe: Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
This addicting shrimp recipe manages the best blend of salty and sweet.
Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce
With just a handful of ingredients, you can have a simple, beautiful pasta dinner.
Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole
What do we do when we love a Southern dish? Casserole it!
Grilled Cajun Shrimp Kabobs with Sausage
These smoky kabobs would be delicious over rice or grits for a true Lowcountry affair.
Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Recipe: Quick Shrimp and Corn Chowder
Unlike many chowders, this recipe doesn’t need hours to simmer; it’s on your table in just 35 minutes.
Creamy Pesto-and-Shrimp Penne with Peas
Store-bought ingredients like pre-peeled shrimp, frozen peas, jarred pesto, and pasta make this simple dinner come together in a snap.
Recipe: Shrimp Cakes
Swap your favorite crab cake recipe for something new with these shrimp cakes topped with a zesty sauce.
Shrimp Stir Fry with Bacon
Recipe: Shrimp Stir Fry with Bacon
There aren’t many dinners that taste worst with a little bacon, including this one-dish wonder.
Skillet Corn with Shrimp and Sausage
We’re always looking for new ways to eat up fresh summer corn, and this flavorful skillet dinner is a great place to start.
Easy Shrimp Scampi with Basil
Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi with Basil
You only need ¼ cup dry white wine to make the sauce for this summery pasta, so there will be plenty to enjoy with your meal.
Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Lemon Dressing
This bright spring salad can be served cold or at room temp, so it’s a great luncheon or brown-bag lunch option.
Mini Shrimp Rolls
Recipe: Mini Shrimp Rolls
Everyone will devour these cute little sandwiches, which have a welcome kick from pickled jalapenos.
Recipe: Shrimp-Okra-and-Sausage Kebabs
These kebabs cook in just minutes but pack tons of flavor.
Soba Noodle-and-Shrimp Bowls
Recipe: Soba Noodle-and-Shrimp Bowls
Craving Asian takeout? Try this lightened-up recipe at home.
Israeli Couscous and Shrimp
Recipe: Israeli Couscous and Shrimp
There’s nothing we love more than a quick, healthy dinner that comes together right in your skillet.
Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
Recipe: Pasta Primavera with Shrimp
Pasta night gets a bad reputation as super unhealthy, but we snuck plenty of good-for-you ingredients into this colorful supper.
Shrimp Cobb Salad with Bacon Dressing
A Cobb salad isn’t complete without chopped bacon, but we went a step further and added bacon dressing for even more rich flavor.