Easy Parmesan Shrimp Appetizer with Roasted Garlic Dip

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare shrimp appetizer for your next dinner party or family gathering? Look no further than this garlic parmesan shrimp recipe with roasted garlic dip!

With a few simple ingredients, you can have a flavorful and savory dish that will leave your guests begging for more. This is the ultimate easy recipe!

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Garlic parmesan shrimp with roasted garlic dip is a delectable and easy-to-prepare dish that is sure to impress your guests. With the creamy and tangy dip, paired with the flavorful and savory shrimp, this dish is perfect for any occasion.

Whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a family dinner, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Appetizer

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Appetizer with Roasted Garlic Dip is a mouthwatering dish that combines the bold flavors of garlic and parmesan with succulent shrimp. This easy-to-prepare recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a dinner party or a family gathering.

I started making this shrimp appetizer for Christmas one year when I wanted to bring a delicious but protein packed appetizer. Shrimp is one of my favorite proteins and I love how versatile it is. It can be grilled, baked, sautéed, or fried, and it always turns out delicious. I like. to serve this with a bunch of appetizers, like smoked cream cheese or mini caprese skewers.

Plus, it cooks quickly which makes this dish perfect for when you’re short on time.

garlic dip appetizer in a bowl

To make this appetizer even more flavorful, I added a roasted garlic dip to accompany the shrimp. The creamy and tangy dip pairs perfectly with the savory and garlicky shrimp. It also adds a touch of sophistication to the dish, making it suitable for any special occasion.

How to Prep Ahead

One of the great things about this shrimp appetizer is that it can be prepped ahead of time. If you’re hosting a party or just want to save some time on dinner, you can prepare the shrimp and dip earlier in the day and simply pop them in the oven when you’re ready to serve.

shrimp appetizer on a plate

Simply prepare the dip ahead of time and marinate the shrimp. Then when you’re ready to serve, pop them into the oven and bake according to the recipe.

What would be the best accompaniment of shrimp appetizer?

There are many delicious options to serve alongside this shrimp appetizer. Some suggestions include:

And don’t forget the drinks! My favorite drinks to pair with this appetizer recipe is a Cranberry Spritzer or White Christmas Margarita.

roasted garlic dip

How Much Shrimp per person for an appetizer?

A good rule of thumb is to plan for about 4-6 shrimp per person when serving this appetizer. However, you may want to adjust the amount depending on the size of the shrimp and how many other dishes will be served alongside it.

It’s always better to have a little extra than not enough!

If serving this as a main dish instead of an appetizer, plan for 8-10 shrimp per person.

Serving Suggestions and Tips

This Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Appetizer is best served hot, so make sure to serve it right out of the oven.

If you’re not a fan of spicy food, you can skip adding the optional cayenne powder.

For an even more decadent dish, add some chopped bacon or crumbled feta cheese on top before baking.

If you’re not sure everyone at the party will like shrimp, you can also serve with a handful of snacks like crackers, pita chips, or veggies.


How to Store Leftovers

If you happen to have any leftovers from this Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Appetizer, they can easily be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

To reheat, simply place the shrimp on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes until heated through or in the microwave.

Best Shrimp Recipes

Looking for even more shrimp recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Dip

parmesan shrimp on a plate with dip
This warm garlic-Parmesan shrimp is packed with wonderful flavors, but the real breakout star is the versatile roasted garlic dip. This easy dip is delicious as written, or it can be customized with your favorite herbs and spices, such as dill or parsley, to create a variety of flavor combinations.
Try it with fresh vegetables, as a tasty sandwich spread, or stir some into your favorite creamy soups or mashed potatoes for an extra pop of flavor. 
Ali Van Straten
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


Roasted Garlic Dip

  • 1 garlic head
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • optional: 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Garlic-Parmesan Shrimp Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley minched


  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To make the roasted garlic dip, slice a thin sliver from the head of garlic, just enough so the cloves are exposed. Drizzle the cloves with olive oil and place the whole bulb on a small piece of aluminum foil and wrap tightly. Place in the pre-heated oven and roast for 40 minutes, or until the garlic is tender and creamy. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  • While the garlic is cooling, prepare the garlic shrimp seasoning by combining the olive oil, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, ground cumin, and grated Parmesan cheese in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Add shrimp to the bowl and toss to combine. Transfer the seasoned shrimp to the prepared baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven to roast for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the shrimp are just firm and pink. Do not overcook.
  • While the shrimp is roasting, squeeze roasted garlic cloves into a blender or food processor. Add sour cream, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper, if using, and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to a small serving bowl.
  • Remove shrimp from oven and sprinkle with lemon juice and fresh parsley. Toss to combine when just cool enough to handle. Serve immediately with the creamy roasted garlic dip. Enjoy!


  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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