Discover a list of 8 Easy Shrimp Dinner Ideas to make this week for flavor-packed meals that are sure to please!

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Our Favorite Shrimp Dinner Ideas

Trying to think of some dinner ideas with shrimp? I can help! I have plenty of easy shrimp recipes for dinner that you will adore.

Shrimp is a pretty versatile ingredient that can be added to many dishes, like our Malaysian coconut soup recipe which is packed with fresh shrimp. Our tossed with garlic and blistered tomatoes and shrimp is another great shrimp dinner idea. Or, you can always grill shrimp marinated in lime juice and spices to make the best-ever tacos for Taco Tuesday! There are so many ways to serve shrimp for dinner!

Give all of these shrimp dinner ideas a try, and you are sure to enjoy seafood in a whole new way. Plus, shrimp is full of protein and offers health benefits so you can feel good about making all these dinner ideas with shrimp! You may even want to start cooking one of these delicious recipes right now! It is always a good time for a shrimp dinner recipe, after all.

(For more light dinner ideas, check out these dinner salad recipes. You’ll love these Lenten meal ideas too!)

The Best Easy Shrimp Dinner Ideas Ever

You will be making these delicious shrimp dinner recipes again and again. It is way too hard to choose which easy shrimp dinner idea is best!

1. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Use your air fryer to cook up a batch of coconut shrimp tonight. Pair it with our homemade sweet chili sauce for dipping, and you’ll be licking your fingers after each bite.

A plate of air fryer coconut shrimp with a side of chili sauce.
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
Crispy air fryer coconut shrimp is absolutely irresistible, especially with homemade sweet chili sauce for dipping! This easy, healthy air fryer recipe is sure to become a favorite.
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2. Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Our griled shrimp tacos feature juicy shrimp marinated with lime juice and garlic grilled to crispy perfection. Try it for your next Taco Tuesday night!

Grilled shrimp tacos.
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
These grilled shrimp tacos will be your new favorite Taco Tuesday dinner! Juicy shrimp are marinated with lime juice, garlic, and spices, then grilled to perfection and tucked into soft tortillas with a creamy sauce.
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3. Malaysian Coconut Milk Shrimp Soup

Coconut milk and lime juice just go with shrimp so well, and this Malaysian coconut milk shrimp soup is no exception. It is one of my favorite easy shrimp dinner recipes ever.

Malaysian Coconut Milk Shrimp Soup
Shrimp is simmered in a coconut milk broth infused with lime juice and spices.
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4. Shrimp Tacos

Skip the takeout, and make these healthier homemade shrimp tacos instead! Mae with plump shrimp, crisp cabbage, and cotija cheese, they’re savory, crunchy, salty, and always a hit.

Shrimp Tacos
These shrimp tacos are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love! A healthier take on tacos, the shrimp are seasoned and topped with cabbage, thinly sliced onion, and salty cotija cheese.
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5. Penne Alfredo

Want to try one of the best dinner ideas with shrimp? Try our penne Alfredo recipe, which is perfect when you add cooked shrimp! The creamy pasta sauce balances the delicious shrimp for a satisfying meal.

Instant Pot Penne Alfredo
This Instant Pot Penne Alfredo is creamy, rich, and a family-friendly dinner you can get on the table in a matter of minutes! It doesn’t get much easier (or more delicious!) than this!
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6. Garlic Shrimp with Blistered Tomatoes and Linguine

For a lower-calorie pasta dinner, definitely make our garlic shrimp with blistered tomatoes and linguine recipe. The natural sweetness of the broiled tomatoes makes this dish taste decadent, even though it’s on the healthier side. Plus, all that protein makes it a very hearty dinner!

Low Calorie Dinner Recipe: Garlic Shrimp with Blistered Tomatoes and Linguine
Broiling the tomatoes brings out their natural sweetness to make a rich, buttery sauce for the shrimp. So good!
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7. Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice

This brimming shrimp bowl of cilantro and lime-spiked rice topped with shrimp, avocado, black beans, and chipotle ranch comes together in 30 minutes or less. It may just be one of the easiest shrimp dinner ideas on the whole list.

Shrimp and rice bowl.
Shrimp Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice
This shrimp bowl recipe gets 5 stars! An easy lunch or dinner, it stars cilantro lime rice, black beans and chipotle ranch dressing.
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8. 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

Another quick and totally yummy shrimp dinner is this recipe for honey garlic shrimp. Serve it with Instant Pot rice and vegetables like broccoli. Or, add it to a salad for a lighter meal. Homey garlic shrimp is irresistable and one of my favorite shrimp dinner ideas.

Quick & Healthy Dinner: 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
This 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe is extra quick, very simple, and delivers big flavor. Served with brown rice and vegetables or over a salad, this healthy dish is sure to join your regular dinner rotation.
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How to Quickly Cook Shrimp for Adding to Any Recipe

What if you have a pasta dinner or salad recipe and you want to cook some shrimp to add to it? This is another easy shrimp dinner idea, but you’ll need to know how to cook the shrimp first! Here’s the simplest, most fool-proof method:

  1. Set a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add butter or melted olive oil to the skillet. Add crushed or sliced garlic cloves, if you’d like.
  3. Place the shrimp in the skillet, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for two to six minutes or until the shrimp look opaque.
Raw shrimp on a plate.

More Easy Shrimp Dinner Ideas

So let’s say you’ve sautéed shrimp according to the instructions above. Or, maybe you’ve whipped up some frozen shrimp in your air fryer. Here are some additional shrimp dinner ideas to try—no recipes needed!

  • Shrimp pizza. Use alfredo sauce as the base. Then, top with a shredded Italian cheese blend and shrimp. Garnish with chopped parsley and melted garlic butter.
  • Veggie and shrimp stir fry. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate. Then, use the same skillet to stir fry your favorite vegetables. Add teriyaki sauce, stir the shrimp back into the pan, and serve over Instant Pot rice.
  • Cheater’s fettuccine Alfredo. Toss cooked fettuccine with jarred Alfredo sauce and garlicky sautéed shrimp.
  • Cajun shrimp dinner. Buy a box of Cajun rice and beans. Then, cook the shrimp according to the instructions above, adding Cajun seasoning. Serve the shrimp over the prepared rice and beans.

Did you make any of these shrimp dinner Ideas? Leave a rating and comment to let us know in the comments below!

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