Shrimp Parmigiana

Lightly breaded and fried shrimp are tossed in marinara sauce and baked with a cheese crust. Surprisingly, this does not taste oily at all. Very good flavor, nice and light. Serve over angel hair pasta with a tossed salad on the side. The red pepper sauce pairs well with the shrimp, but you can use your favorite marinara.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup Italian-style bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 ½ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 (32 ounce) jar roasted red pepper and garlic tomato sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Pour oil into a pot and heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine paprika, salt, black pepper, oregano, thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne powder in a bowl. Mix 1 tablespoon of spice mixture with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl. Mix remaining spices with flour in a third bowl.

  3. Beat eggs and water together in a bowl.

  4. Dip each shrimp in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and then in bread crumbs and place on a plate.

  5. Fry shrimp in hot oil until they float and turn golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  6. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  7. Pour tomato sauce into an 8-inch square casserole dish and top with fried shrimp, dipping them to coat with sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  8. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1110 Calories
86g Fat
52g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 86g 110%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 244mg 81%
Sodium 1494mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 293mg 23%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 778mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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