Shrimp Parmesan Shrimp coated in a low carb parmesan batter, cooked to perfection, topped with mozzarella, and swimming in a delicious marinara sauce!

shrimp parmesan in a cast iron skillet on a yellow table cloth

Everyone is familiar with the classic chicken parmesan…but have you heard of Shrimp Parmesan?  Like chicken parmesan, shrimp parmesan is battered and fried, served with marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella.

But I did something to take this shrimp parmesan over the top…and it’s low carb to boot.  Instead of a breadcrumb coating, I used a parmesan cheese batter.  You will not believe how easy and how tasty this batter is!

Some other tasty shrimp recipes on my website are Garlic Butter Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice and Egg Roll in a Bowl with Shrimp and Pork!

I have always shied away from making traditional chicken parmesan because it is so much work!  Egg, then flour, then more egg, then breadcrumbs.  So messy!

The coating on this shrimp parmesan recipe is 3 ingredients and you only need 1 bowl!  So easy!

The 3 ingredients are beaten egg, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.  I mixed them all together to form a batter for my shrimp!

shrimp on a paper towel

After I dipped each shrimp in the batter, I put them in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.  The parmesan cheese and egg form a spectacular crust.  It has so much flavor!

shrimp coated in parmesan in a skillet

I could have eaten everyone of these shrimp, but then there would have been no shrimp parmesan…womp womp.

battered shrimp on a platter

So for the shrimp parmesan, I poured a jar of Rao’s Marinara in a cast iron skillet and let it heat over medium.  Once it was heated through, I set the battered shrimp into the marinara.  Then I topped each shrimp with about a tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese.  I put the skillet under the broiler and let the cheese get melty and bubbly.

The finishing touch was more parmesan cheese and a little chopped fresh parsley.  Serve with your favorite low carb pasta!

shrimp parmesan in a cast iron skillet

I love to keep a lot of grated parmesan cheese on hand!  It comes in handy for my Garlic Parmesan Wings, and my Parmesan Zucchini and Corn!

5 from 2 votes
shrimp parmesan in a cast iron skillet
Shrimp Parmesan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Shrimp Parmesan...shrimp coated in a low carb parmesan batter, cooked to perfection, topped with mozzarella, and swimming in a delicious marinara sauce!


Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
  • 12 Ounces Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed optional)
  • 2 large Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 32 ounce Jar Rao's Marinara Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • Grated Parmesan and chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat

  2. Mix the eggs, parmesan, and garlic powder in a small bowl.  Dip each shrimp into the batter, coating all sides.  Place the shrimp in the skillet and allow the egg and parmesan to form a crust, about 3 minutes.  Flip and repeat on the other side.

  3. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.  

  4. In a cast iron skillet, or any oven safe skillet, add the marinara sauce.  Heat over medium until the sauce is heated through.  Place the shrimp on top of the marinara sauce, then top each shrimp with one tablespoon of shredded mozzarella.

  5. Turn your broiler on HI and place the skillet under the broiler.  Broil until the cheese melts and starts to brown.  About 3-5 minutes.  

  6. Remove from the broiler and top with grated parmesan and chopped fresh parsley for garnish.  Serve with your favorite low carb pasta alternative.

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    • Jeannine
    • October 26, 2018

    This was excellent so happy I found this recipe. Easy and tasty

    • Keto Recipes
    • April 6, 2018

    Super like and love this recipe. My best-loved shrimps and i like the idea of cheesy shrimps like this. The photo of this post tells the viewers how yummy the Shrimp Parmesan is. Looks so rich, creamy, seasoned well. I feel hungry seeing this post. Deliciously good!

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