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Baked stuffed shrimp is tender shrimp, stuffed with an incredibly delicious crabmeat and breadcrumb mixture, then cooked to perfection in the oven. It’s an impressive dish that’s ready in under an hour.

A plate of baked, stuffed shrimp with lemon wedges.

🦐 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • Baked stuffed shrimp are an easy and delicious appetizer or main course! Shrimp, butterflied and stuffed with an irresistible breadcrumb and crabmeat mixture. They’re baked to tender, golden perfection in the oven.
  • Baked stuffed shrimp is a super impressive dish for serving guests, or for special occasions. To make a complete meal, pair this incredible shrimp with a tasty rice pilaf, creamy dairy free mashed potatoes, or even shaved brussels sprouts salad. Your friends and family will feel like they’re eating at a five-star restaurant!
  • You can totally meal prep this dish! Just prepare the shrimp according to the recipe card, stopping before baking. Freeze stuffed, unbaked shrimp in an airtight container for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, thaw in fridge, then bake according to instructions.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • If you have one, a food processor is a great way to crush the Ritz crackers! You want the crumbs to be as fine as possible. If you don’t have a food processor, dumb the sleeve of crackers into a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. You’ll have to shake the bag around a couple times to crush every piece, but it’s a great, mess-free option!
  • Jumbo-sized shrimp are essential in this recipe. The bigger the shrimp, the more filling you can use! If you’ve picked up frozen shrimp, allow them to thaw in the fridge before cooking. If you can only find smaller sized shrimp, just decrease the cook time accordingly.
Top-down photo of a plate of baked, stuffed shrimp with lemon wedges and fresh herbs.

🌊 More Seafood Delight

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Tender shrimp, filled with buttery crab stuffing, then baked to perfection in the oven. An easy and impressive appetizer or main course!
4 servings


  • neutral spray oil
  • Baking dish
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Medium skillet
  • Large wooden spoon
  • Spoon


For the Baked Stuffed Shrimp

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp shelled, deveined
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil olive oil, avocado oil, etc.
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ pound lump crabmeat
  • 1 sleeve buttery crackers crushed; approximately 14 Ritz crackers
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Serving Suggestions (Optional)

  • melted salted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease baking dish with neutral spray oil.
  • Prepare sh1 pound jumbo shrimp by placing each shrimp on cutting board. Make a horizontal cut along the inside curve of each shrimp, almost all the way through. Open the 2 sides of the shrimp like a book. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon neutral oil, 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add 6 cloves garlic , cooking until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add ½ pound lump crabmeat, 1 sleeve buttery crackers, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring to combine.
  • Remove filling from heat. Stuff each butterflied shrimp with 1 tablespoon filling. Place stuffed shrimp in prepared baking dish. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until shrimp are opaque in color and fully cooked through.
  • Serve baked stuffed shrimp with melted salted butter for dipping.
  • Make it Dairy-Free: Use dairy free butter. 
  • Make it Gluten-Free: Use gluten free breadcrumbs.
To Freeze: Prepare shrimp according to recipe instructions, stopping before baking in oven. Store uncooked shrimp in airtight container in freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, thaw completely in fridge before baking. 

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 116calProtein: 11gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 501mgPotassium: 161mgTotal Carbs: 3gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.4gNet Carbs: 3gVitamin A: 272IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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