Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus

Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!

Oh the days when getting home and starting that from scratch dinner at 6:30 was no big deal because, well, it was only 6:30!  Now, with a little one who has a bedtime at 7:00 and an exhausted mom who likes to be in bed no later than 9:00 (with an alarm that goes off at 4:30 am, it’s better for everyone that way), dinner needs to be fast but not suffer in quality or freshness.  Helllooo Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus!Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!I can totally see how people fall into the boxed or frozen super processed dinner during the week.  Trust me, there have been times when I’ve felt like I couldn’t possibly manage anything else.  Except you really can have fresh, homemade meals fast. With already deveined, shelled shrimp (I like to keep the tails on), then it all comes together really quickly.Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!Just a mix of oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and red pepper flakes,Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!and a tablespoon worth of a drizzle on the asparagus to be roasted for just 6 minutes.Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!Meanwhile, the shrimp gets a final mix with the rest of the oil and spices and then a final touch with the lemon juice. Then, once the asparagus is done, just add the shrimp to the pan and pop it back in the oven for another 6 minutes… Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!… and done!  Super flavorful.  Super fast.  

Serve it with the equally easy 15 minute Garlic Fried Noodles, or your favorite rice or pasta and boom. An easy dinner and even easier clean up.  We might have made this multiple times in one week.  It’s that good

 

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus

Dinner in 15 minutes! This Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus dinner is fast, easy, healthy, flavorful and perfect for those busy weeknights!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 lb asparagus trimmed
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix together garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Place trimmed asparagus on sheet and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the mixture on the asparagus. Roast for 6 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the oil mixture to shrimp and mix well to coat all of the shrimp.
  5. When asparagus is done, remove from oven and then add lemon juice to the shrimp mixture and toss to coat again (if lemon is added too early, the citrus will begin to 'cook' the shrimp).
  6. Add shrimp to sheet pan with asparagus, one at a time with tongs, shaking excess oil off.
  7. Roast for another 5-6 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque.
  8. Serve with your favorite pasta or rice!

 

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  • 15 minutes? I’m in. I love that this is all done on one pan….so the clean up is also quick. A nutritious dinner that is simple and tasty. Perfect.

  • Thank you for this, Tracy — you’ve really nailed my weeknight plight of trying to fix a healthy, delicious dinner without spending an hour shopping and another hour prepping/cooking. Shrimp is one of those staples we always have on hand, so this is definitely a do-able dinner – and the idea that it’s ready in 15 minutes is CRAZY GENIUS! Pour the wine — dinner’s ready!

  • oh, I can so relate to that sentiment about dinner! My toddler goes to sleep at 8pm so it gives me a bit more time but not much, so I totally get how people rely on frozen food (I’ve done it also a few times). The shrimp and asparagus dinner sounds fantastic. I love that there’s almost no clean up and you get to mix the shrimp while asparagus is cooking – so easy and delicious! Oh, and healthy!

  • I tend to buy shrimp with either the shell on or, in some cases, whole. But I was camping last week and brought raw peeled (tail-off) shrimp and I have to say that convenience factor sure is nice when you’re trying to get dinner on the table in a hurry. To that end, this is definitely appealing (no pun intended) to me right now. My kids love shrimp, and at least one of them loves asparagus – so I have a feeling this will go over quite well!

  • Garlic x paprika x red pepper flakes are right up my alley! I cannot wait to make this for dinner, I have been craving shrimp lately so I’m here for this recipe! Sheet pan dinners are just prefect thanks to the lack of extra dishes to wash. This is definitely perfect alongside your garlic fried noodles!

  • I am so about these type of dinners! I love adding this with pasta! We have busy afternoons right now running the kids around and this is exactly what I want to throw together. I am definitely imagining having a glass of sauvignon blanc with it.

  • I’ve just recently discovered the magic of sheet pan shrimp and now I’m eager to try ALL the recipes! This sounds perfect. Super easy, minimal ingredients, and I love that extra punch with the chilis. This is perfect for those nights where you want to do the right thing by making a healthy dinner at home but are feeling lazy or short on time.

  • Simply love using a sheet pan to make dinner. It’s quick and easy and talk about quick clean-up. Shrimp are ideal on a sheet pan because they cook quickly. Asparagus is a great vegetable addition to them. The seasonings you use are simple and let the flavor of the shrimp and asparagus shine through. Great recipe!!

  • I love sheet pan shrimp recipes! There is nothing like a fresh, homemade meal which is full of flavor and veggies and all done almost before you can get the table set. I think this would go great with some quick cooked orzo or couscous. No need to be hangry when you have this recipe ready to go. 🙂

  • I LOVE how quickly shrimp cook up for dinner. It lets you have something on the table that feels fancy, but really took little time at all to prepare. Love the little bit of spice that you added to the dish with the red pepper flakes. So perfect with the shrimp and asparagus! Such a great way to cook for a weeknight – roast it on one pan, and done!