20 Easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes

If you love shrimp, consider using the convenience of a bag of frozen shrimp to help make these easy seafood recipes. Even if you forget to take a bag of frozen shrimp out to thaw overnight in the fridge, setting the bag in cold water for as little as 20 minutes will do the trick. Shrimp is an easy protein to work with, since it can be baked, sautéed, pressure cooked and even air-fried. In this collection of easy frozen shrimp recipes, you’ll find delicious ways to make shrimp scampi, jambalaya, seafood nachos, shrimp pasta meals and salads, shrimp sheet pan entrées, shrimp tacos, stir-fries and more. Get inspired with these easy to make shrimp recipes that are sure to help you create family-approved meals!

20 frozen shrimp recipes

20 Easy Frozen Shrimp Recipes

This fried rice take-out favorite can be easily made at home using a thawed bag of shrimp, leftover rice, frozen veggies and sweet pineapple chunks. Add in seasoning and then scramble an egg to bring it all together. Easy, delish and makes awesome leftovers for the next day!

Pineapple Fried Rice by Averie Cooks

Creamy and buttery, this seafood pasta meal will become a new favorite. It’s super easy when you coat your thawed, peeled and deveined shrimp in a cajun seasoning before sautéing in a skillet for a few minutes. You’ll add the shrimp to cooked pasta and a creamy, cheesy homemade cajun-spiced tomato sauce. Toss it all together and enjoy this spicy meal.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta by Natasha’s Kitchen

Thawed shrimp is perfect for a stir-fry meal, and here, it joins peppers, broccoli and snow peas for a quick sauté in your skillet. Garlic and fresh ginger give it that classic asian-inspired taste along with sesame oil and soy sauce. It’s a tasty meal that’s delicious served over rice.

Shrimp Stir Fry by Spend With Pennies

In just minutes, your air fryer will cook thawed shrimp that’s been breaded in a savory bread crumb and parmesan seasoning to scrumptious perfection. It will be ready to use as an appetizer or a protein source for a main meal. The air fryer is perfect for making the shrimp crunchy on the outside and tender and delicious on the inside.

Air Fryer Shrimp Frozen Recipe by Well Plated

Frozen shrimp that’s been thawed makes these shrimp rolls an easy way to enjoy a handheld seafood meal. Using peel and deveined thawed shrimp, cut the shrimp in half and mix with a little mayo, onion, celery, lemon juice plus a dash of Old Bay seasoning. Toast your rolls before filling them full of this glorious shrimp salad.

New England Style Shrimp Rolls by The View From Great Island

A thawed bag of peeled and deveined shrimp is perfect for seasoning with hot spices before sautéing in a skillet. Serve these shrimp tacos in your favorite tortilla shells and top with the homemade sriracha ranch sauce. Take it over the top by piling on the homemade cilantro slaw, too. You’ll love this spicy feast!

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Tacos by Peas And Crayons

Seafood enchiladas are made easy by using thawed shrimp that joins carrots and spinach for a savory stuffing to this Mexican-inspired casserole. Tortillas are stuffed with his mixture and topped with a spicy homemade creamy poblano sauce. Bake until bubbly.

Shrimp Enchiladas With Creamy Poblano Sauce by Little Spice Jar

Skillet cook thawed shrimp in oil and garlic and set aside. Cook your spaghetti noodles, drain and toss with pesto. Top with shrimp and serve. It’s just that easy! Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a family favorite meal.

Shrimp Pesto Pasta by A Couple Cooks

Amazing flavors abound in this pressure cooked version of jambalaya that’s full of andouille sausage, chicken and shrimp. It’s a savory meal that adds rice, veggies and seasonings to the mix for an explosion of flavor. Leftovers are amazing and it’s freezer friendly, too!

Instant Pot Jambalaya by Shugary Sweets

No more boring nachos when you add thawed shrimp to your sheet pan full of tortilla chips, shredded cheese, black beans, diced tomatoes and seasonings. Top with lettuce, avocados and cilantro after its session in the oven. Perfect for game days or an easy meal the entire family will enjoy!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Nachos by How Sweet Eats

Your instant pot will save you time and effort by cooking your frozen shrimp to flavorful deliciousness.. Along with the frozen shrimp, add water, lemons and lemon juice and classic Old Bay seasoning and pressure cook to tenderness. It’s really that simple!

Instant Pot Frozen Shrimp by The Garlic Diaries

It doesn’t get any easier than frying a package of thawed pre-cooked shrimp for a crunchy texture and coating it with a homemade spicy Bang Bang sauce. Serve the shrimp over rice and top it all with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and sliced green onions. Add more of that sauce for extra yumminess.

Bang Bang Shrimp And Rice Bowls by Domestic Super Hero

Seafood pizza is made easy by using a store bought crust that’s topped with jarred Alfredo sauce and thawed pre-cooked shrimp. Perfect for busy nights when you’re too tired to cook, just assemble this cheesy shrimp pizza and let your oven work its magic!

Shrimp Alfredo Pizza by Tastes Of Lizzy T

You’ll love how simple it is to make this creamy sauce that uses coconut milk along with curry paste and chicken broth for a spicy topping for jasmine rice. Thawed shrimp from your frozen package is the perfect protein to add to this easy 30-minute meal.

Easy Thai Shrimp Curry by Salt And Lavender

You’ll love this easy and mess-free shrimp dinner, courtesy of your sheet pan and oven. Corn, potatoes, sausage and thawed shrimp with their tails on get seasoned with olive oil, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning and other herbs before their session in the oven. The shrimp get added toward the end of cooking making it the perfect shrimp “boil” that’s practically hands-off.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil by Carlsbad Cravings

Defrosted shrimp will get a yummy coating of seasoned flour, egg, and shredded coconut and panko crumbs before being pan-fried to scrumptiousness. Perfect for appetizers or a protein for a full meal, you’ll love this tasty and succulent coconut shrimp recipe.

Coconut Shrimp by Culinary Hill

Perfect for busy days when you’ve forgotten to thaw anything from the freezer, just add your frozen shrimp to your pressure cooker for an easy dinner of shrimp scampi. Lemon juice, garlic and chicken broth help it cook to deliciousness while you cook your pasta. Stir in parmesan cheese at the end of the shrimp cooking cycle and serve this meal to rave reviews!

Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi by Eating On A Dime

Try this make-ahead shrimp salad and you won’t even need to thaw your pre-cooked frozen bag before assembling it! Cooked elbow pasta is mixed with chopped celery, onion, green bell pepper and shrimp. Toss it with a spiced mayo and sour cream dressing and let it chill overnight in the fridge. The shrimp will thaw overnight and be ready to enjoy when you are!

Shrimp Pasta Salad by Sugar Spun Run

Grab a bag of large frozen shrimp, tails still on, and thaw them before adding to a sheet pan decked out with asparagus and fingerling potatoes. Start the potatoes in the oven first, and then add asparagus and shrimp to finish this delicious sheet pan meal. So easy!

Sheet Pan Garlic Lemon Shrimp With Asparagus And Potatoesby No Spoon Necessary

This hot and gooey cheesy shrimp dip is perfect for game days and beyond. Full of 3 cheeses, garlic and shrimp, you can assemble it ahead of time and bake it when ready or even let it cook low and slow in your crock pot. Either way, it’s a deliciously warm dip that your friends and family will gobble up to rave reviews!
Baked Shrimp Dip by The Chunky Chef

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