This simple and flavorful Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp recipe is ready in 15 minutes! This delicious meal is perfect for busy nights!
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Air Fryer Shrimp
Ever since getting an air fryer, I love converting some of the recipes my family enjoys the most to using those recipes in the air fryer.
I also love that cleanup is a breeze with an air fryer. With only a few common ingredients, it also comes together quickly! Plus, I don’t have to turn on the big oven for just a few minutes since shrimp cook so fast anyways!
Air Fryer Shrimp: Ingredients & Utensils
- frozen shrimp – you can also use fresh shrimp if you have access to it. You can make this recipe with tails on or off. You can buy already shelled and deveined shrimp or do it yourself.
- olive oil – or any neutral-flavored oil you like
- lemon juice – fresh squeezed is best, but you can use bottled in a pinch.
- salt – I used regular table salt.
- ground black pepper – we enjoy the peppery taste in this recipe, but if you prefer a more subtle taste, feel free to decrease the amount.
- garlic powder – used to add layers of flavor.
- minced garlic – used to add layers of flavor.
- Parmesan cheese – freshly shredded is best, but pre-shredded also works well. You don’t want to use the powdered stuff here.
- measuring spoons and cups
- medium mixing bowl
- air fryer
How to make Air Fryer Shrimp
NOTE: See the PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD below for the full recipe instructions.
- Dry and season shrimp – Pat dry the shrimp and add it to a bowl with the oil, lemon juice, seasoning, and cheese. Mix well.
- Cook the shrimp – Place the shrimp in the air fryer and cook them until the shrimp turn from translucent to opaque.
- In this recipe, the shrimp have a nice pepper taste to them. If you don’t like a stronger pepper taste, decrease the amount used to 1/4-teaspoon.
- Use whatever kind of shrimp you have on hand or whatever your family prefers. For this recipe, I used medium deveined shrimp with tails off. If you use another size, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
- You can use cooked or uncooked shrimp for this recipe, but may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Obviously, already cooked shrimp will need less time.
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp: FAQs
This recipe can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.
Place the shrimp in the air fryer and cook at 300°F for 2-3 minutes or just until warmed through.
Perfectly cooked shrimp will be firm and have an opaque white color with some pink or bright red accents.
The easiest way to tell if shrimp is overcooked is when they are curled tightly into a “C” or “O” shape.
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- 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen shrimp, thawed, shelled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmigiano (Parmesan) cheese
- Pat dry your shrimp with a paper towel and place them in a medium bowl.
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, minced garlic, and cheese to the bowl and mix to coat all the shrimp.
- Place the shrimp in the air fryer in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Cook on manual setting, at 360°F for 10 minutes, turning the shrimp over after 5 minutes. *Please note* If you are using different size shrimp, the cooking time may vary.
- Serve and enjoy with a cocktail sauce, over pasta, or in a salad!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 555mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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