This 10-minute Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp recipe features lightly seasoned shrimp and colorful vegetables all cooked on the same pan. With maximum flavor and minimal effort, it’s perfect for quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinners!

Whether you follow the Mediterranean diet or are looking for a healthy recipe for dinner tonight, you can count on this shrimp mediterranean recipe. It’s a one-pan, 10-minute recipe that’s packed with flavor! And just like my Mediterranean Cod, Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Vegetables, and Mediterranean Salmon recipes, you get the best of the Mediterranean in every bite.

This easy and well-balanced dinner showcases succulent baked shrimp, asparagus, and red onion. The best part? They’re all roasted on the same pan, helping you save on stress and clean up.

Finish the sheet pan dinner with a sprinkle of feta cheese, black olives, and vibrant herbs, and enjoy! And if you’re searching for even more healthy recipes with shrimp, check out these 12 Delicious Shrimp Recipes.

3 reasons why you’ll love this Mediterranean shrimp dinner

  1. A one-pan recipe: One-pan recipes, like my Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp and Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies, are my favorite. There’s minimal prep and only one pan to clean!
  2. Gorgeous Mediterranean flavors: The best of the Mediterranean is featured here, like olives, feta, juicy shrimp, oregano, and lots of olive oil.
  3. It’s light and healthy: This naturally gluten free dinner feels so fresh and nutritious. It’s the best choice for healthy weeknight dinners, special occasions, and summer barbecues.

Ingredients

Here’s a snapshot of the key ingredients. Scroll down to the recipe care for the complete list. 

  • Shrimp – Large shrimp (31/35) are a good size for baking on a sheet pan, but extra-large (26-30) or jumbo shrimp (21/25) are also good options. The larger the shrimp, the longer they’ll need to bake (only 1 extra minute or so).
  • Asparagus – Make sure it’s fresh and in season. Look for vibrant green asparagus that snaps effortlessly. Avoid spears that are discolored or have slimy tips.
  • Spices and seasonings – Don’t be shy when seasoning the shrimp. I use plenty of olive oil and a savory mixture of freshly minced garlic, oregano, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. 
  • Feta cheese – This soft Greek cheese crumbles beautifully, adding a creamy and salty dimension to every bite. 
  • Black olives – Or use green olives or kalamata olives. Do you not like olives? Either leave them out or try capers instead.

How to make sheet pan Mediterranean shrimp

After peeling the shrimp, slicing the onion, and mincing the garlic, you’re all set to assemble the rest of the recipe. Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Add the shrimp to a large bowl. Marinate with olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, oregano, and lemon juice.

Step 2: After washing and trimming the asparagus, spread the spears on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Place the shrimp in a single layer on top of the asparagus, then add the red onions. 

Step 3: Bake until the shrimp turns pink and the edges turn golden. 

Step 4: After taking the shrimp and veggies out of the oven, sprinkle the feta crumbles, olives, and fresh herbs on top. Finish with another drizzle of olive oil, then enjoy!

close up on roasted shrimp, red onions, and asparagus garnished with herbs and feta on a sheet pan.

Tips and tricks

  • Marinating the shrimp in a bowl with oil instead of tossing everything together on the sheet pan ensures the shrimp are fully coated in flavor. Yes, it’s an extra dish to clean, but it’s worth it!
  • Do the shrimp look pale, even after 10 minutes in the oven? Try broiling them until they turn golden (1 to 2 minutes). 
  • Don’t skip the fresh herbs. Their freshness completes the dish and its presentation, plus it’s just so Mediterranean!

Serving suggestions

I like serving this shrimp with extra lemon, olive oil, and thick, crusty bread. It’s a sensational meal on its own, but you can make it a part of any Mediterranean feast by pairing it with these sides:

Variations

Get creative! The simple sheet pan shrimp dinner is customizable from top to bottom:

  • Vegetables: Stick with fresh veggies that cook at the same rate as shrimp. You can use trimmed green beans, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, chopped kale, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, and cauliflower florets. 
  • Seasonings: Switch things up with a Greek or Italian seasoning blend, or give the meal a Cajun kick with blackening or creole seasoning. 
  • Cheese: Use freshly grated parmesan, halloumi, or goat cheese as an alternative to feta. If dairy free, use your favorite vegan feta or crumbly tofu cheese.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make this with frozen shrimp?

This one-pan recipe is an excellent way to use bags of frozen shrimp. Technically, you can cook shrimp in the oven directly from frozen, but for the best results, thaw the shrimp in the fridge overnight or place the bag under cold running water until defrosted.

How long do cooked shrimp and veggies last in the fridge?

After cooling, transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a shallow airtight container. This way, they’ll stay fresh for 2 to 3 days in the fridge.

You can reheat the leftovers in a 350ºF oven until warmed through.

roasted shrimp, red onions, and asparagus garnished with herbs and feta in a white serving bowl.

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4.92 from 62 votes

Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp

by Silvia Dunnirvine
This 10-minute Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp recipe features lightly seasoned shrimp and colorful vegetables all cooked on the same pan. With maximum flavor and minimal effort, it’s perfect for quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinners!
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 lb large shrimp, peeled
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp each, oregano and smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro or parsley

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat oven to 450F degrees.
  • In a large bowl season the shrimp with 2 tbsp olive oil, garlic, salt, black pepper, paprika, oregano and juice from lemon.
  • Trim and wash the asparagus, then lay them flat on the baking sheet. Season with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place seasoned shrimp on top of asparagus and top with sliced red onions. Bake for 10 minutes in the middle rack. Shrimp is cooked when the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Remove shrimp from oven and top with feta, olives and fresh cilantro or parsley, drizzle with remaining olive oil and serve

Notes

Note: If your shrimp is looking pale after cooking for 10 minutes try broiling for 1-2 minutes until they start to turn golden

Nutrition

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 2502mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1549IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: Mediterranean Diet Shrimp Recipe, Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe, Sheet Pan Mediterranean Shrimp, Shrimp Mediterranean Recipe
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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157 Comments

  1. be aware, this recipe is heavy on the smoked paprika. it was a bit much for me, otherwise its easy and delicious.

  2. I made this for dinner last night. I used what I had. Medium shrimp, regular paprika, sweet potatoes, yellow and orange bell pepper, 2 shallots and 1/2 red onion. I cooked the sweet poatoes first for about 12 min, then added the rest on top for 10 minutes. The sweet potato gave it great flavor. It was AMAZING! I like how it’s so versatile. I loved it and will for sure make it again! Thanks!!

    1. That’s great Trina, I love that you added sweet potatoes too. Thanks for trying my recipe and for taking the time to share your feedback!

  3. We just ate your recipe exactly as written.
    I had Jumbo shrimp and the asparagus I had were also large, so I just gave it extra time in the oven, no broil required.
    Everything came to perfect texture and taste, even the red onion.
    Your tip to marinate the shrimp and use fresh herbs is totally validated.
    Empty plates!
    This is a very nice recipe Silvia. You have 4 new friends in Tampa who thanked you very much tonight.

    1. Hi Peter, that’s great I am so happy to hear! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback also, this made my day!

  4. U can add a variety of vegetables just wondering if u cld marinate & add cubes of salmon with the shrimp??

  5. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I made one change to the recipe to increase the veggie count. I sliced a red and a yellow pepper and added it to the mixture . Wow!

  6. I made this for dinner and everyone gobbled it up. I used jumbo shrimp, cause that’s what I had, along with red and yellow peppers( forgot the marinated artichokes that I bought earlier) served with garlic and olive oil pasta and a salad…..anything to get more veggies into my boys! Very good!

  7. We love this recipe and have made it about 6 times since finding it about 4 months ago.
    I recently went on a Mediterranean Diet along with only eating non-GMO foods and this recipe is perfect. My husband who has been a meat, potatoes and veg guy for his entire life, loves it!
    We make the recipe as written except I use Castelverano Olives instead as we don’t like black olives.
    It is now on our regular rotation. I love sheet pan meals!
    Thank you!

    1. I am so happy to hear that you and your husband have been enjoying my sheet pan mediterranean shrimp recipe! I love the Mediterranean diet, full of veggies, seafood and fresh flavor. I have a few other mediterranean recipes here that you and your husband can try. Simply type in search bar “mediterranean” and they will all come up! Glad you are enjoying this one and thanks for taking the time to share your experience!