Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

The Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp is a delicious new recipe which has a creamy Parmesan sauce with shrimp, breadcrumbs, and fresh chopped tomatoes.  This is an elegant main dish because you can serve up individual servings.
Baked Parmesan Shrimp

Don’t you just love a dish that looks much fancier than it is to prepare? I do. This dish is served with shrimp, but if you don’t like shrimp, you could easily use chicken, sausage, or perhaps even some crab meat. I love how this dish is served up in individual casserole dishes so it makes a lovely presentation. You could use any pasta that you have on hand, so it may be a good way to use up small bits of pasta that you may have. Best of all you can prepare this in about 30 minutes. Did I mention it was easy.

The Parmesan sauce is so easy to make, you will quickly put this sauce together. The breadcrumbs are not pictured in the video, but you can add those in. They do add a nice crunch to this pasta dish.

Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

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  • Recipe Type: pasta
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 2
Olive Garden Baked Parmesan Shrimp

You can prepare this dish made famous by the Olive Garden tonight for dinner. It is so easy to make.


  • 8 ounces pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp peeled and deviened
  • 1 Roma tomato cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped parlsey
  • Optional
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size saucepan combine butter and heavy cream. Heat until butter is melted completely and the mixture comes to a simmer. Add Parmesan cheese into pot and stir until melted. Season with salt and white pepper if desired. Place cooked pasta in bowl, and stir in sauce, mix to coat pasta evenly. Pour pasta into 2 or 3 small casserole dishes.

Optional step - Bread Crumbs

Combine bread crumbs, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Stir to coat bread crumbs.

Sprinkle bread crumbs (if desired) onto casserole dish, place several pieces of shrimp onto casserole, and place in the oven. Bake until all is heated through.

Garnish with chopped tomatoes and parsley if desired.

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  • Sunshine

    Do we use a stick of butter or 4oz?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Most sticks are 4 ounces. Please use 4 ounces of butter, this is also about 1/2 a cup.

  • Rhonda

    Sorry it’s 2am not thinking ,after I typed the question I realised your right – I was thinking 1/4 c not 4 oz .

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      No worries. I know the conversions of butter can be confusing. I need to get away from saying sticks and only refer to butter by weight.

  • Rhonda

    On the video you used a full stick of butter , yet in the recipe you only call for 4oz what is correct ?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I usually buy pounds of butter that come in 4 sticks. The butter I buy is 4 ounces per stick.

  • Ashley

    Can you make this in a large casserole dish if making for a larger family if you don’t have small ramekins? (Beginner cook here)

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Yes, you can. Just watch it more closely in the oven so the shrimp doesn’t over cook.

  • http://dawnmcnary.wordpress.com/ Dawn McNary

    Just had this at Olive Garden and KNEW you would be able to help me recreate the yumminess!!! Thank you.

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      I hope you enjoyed the dish.

  • 123137

    I loved this too at olive garden. I am going to try this tonight!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Let me know how it goes.

  • 123137

    love this at olive garden, cant wait to try it at home, I am going to be looking for more shrimp dishes

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy this one.

  • pjmerc

    This has become one of hubby’s fav recipes. I tried it at Olive Garden and I always try to make food at home that I like at a restaurant.

  • Laura Smith

    How many servings would you say this is?

    • stephaniemanley

      It serves about 2 large portions.

  • Barbara

    Love, Love, Loved It! I will definitely make it again. Very easy. It tastes just like Olive Garden’s recipe. Might try it with some crab meat next time.

    • stephaniemanley

      I am happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. I bet it would be great with crab!

  • DM

    What was the use of the cream? It appears that the pasta was scooped out and the ramekin was not filled with the sauce prior to baking. Did I miss a step?

    • stephaniemanley

      It was used in the sauce. I mixed the pasta and the sauce, and then put that into the ramekin and baked it.