I’m always looking for new ways to prepare shrimp since it is such a healthy and delicious seafood.  It seems like the vast majority of shrimp recipes I already have are some sort of pasta dish, and while I LOVE shrimp pasta, I have about five favorite shrimp pasta recipes – no joke.  So, when I saw this recipe I was thrilled.  It is an incredibly quick and simple meal, and definitely healthy.  And fast, good-for-you recipes that also taste AWESOME are something I am always happy to find!  I served this atop a basic couscous, but it would be great with just some crusty bread, rice, or yes, even pasta (if you don’t already have a ton of shrimp pasta recipes).  Or, simply eat it on its own.  I ate the leftovers with no starch to accompany it and it was still delicious and filling.  You can prepare this in an oven-proof skillet and bake it in the same dish, transfer it to a baking dish, or use a Dutch oven for the whole process – whatever floats your boat!

Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juices
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 tbsp. minced fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
1 to 1 1/4 lbs. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (thawed if frozen)
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 oz. feta cheese (about 2/3 cup, crumbled)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more.  Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.  Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the juices thicken a bit.  Remove the sauce from the heat, and stir in the herbs, shrimp, feta cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer to a baking dish, if desired, and bake until the shrimp are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.  Serve immediately. 

Source: adapted from Simply Recipes

  • Wow, this looks amazing! It wouldn’t be my husband’s favorite, so it’s *perfect* for a girls night or for myself when he’s working late :)

  • This looks incredible! I will definitely give this recipe a try asap. :)

  • brannyboilsover

    I think I’ll make a vegetarian version of this. I have some leftover feta from a few recipes I’ve made recently and this might be the perfect way to use the last bit.

  • I have made a version of this so many times and I cannot tell you how wonderful this is!! I have even put it on top of whole wheat pasta and it is amazing!!!

  • shrimp, feta and tomatoes in any form is a good, done deal. love this!

  • This looks delicious! Definitely will make this soon!

  • This looks healthy and delicious. Your photo is great too!

  • Looks wonderful! I am always looking for more ways to make shrimp!

  • Love your blog, have been following for a while. I’ve bookmarked tons of your dishes in my “recipes to try” folder! I’m just curious about this dish, it sounds delicious, but I’m not a big fan of feta. Think I could leave it out or substitute and it would still be good? Thanks, Annie!

  • This looks fantastic! All the colors and the tomato feta sauce sounds wonderful!

  • Annie

    Hi Allison,
    Thanks for the message. I am sure this recipe would be great without the feta, but I think it would be best with some kind of cheese mixed in to add a little creaminess (that is really the main role of the feta in this dish). If you like goat cheese, that would be a great substitute. If not, maybe a little bit of mascarpone or ricotta mixed in, or some fresh mozzarella diced small.
    Good luck!
    :) Annie

  • Thanks, Annie! I think I will try mozzarella. I was telling my husband about this dish – we can’t wait to try it!

  • This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy shrimp! The shrimp tomato combo works really well.

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  • Cassidy

    I’m making this for my dad’s birthday dinner on Sunday. I think I’ll butterfly the shrimp and put it over linguine though.

  • Melissa

    Oh wow, I have just planned my entire weekly menu with recipes from your blog! so excited to try them all, especially this one i adore shrimp!

  • heather

    I follow candcmarriagefactory and you were on her blogroll. I am so excited to try some of your recipes, they look delicious. I have made this recipe a thousand times and I love it which makes me excited that we may have similar tastes!