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Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce

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We love today’s recipe, a Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce that’s so juicy and delicious! Filled with the wonderful flavors of tomato, pepper, and of course the shrimp, this recipe is sure to delight! This recipe is inspired by our Mom’s Egyptian Shrimp Tagine! 

It’s super easy to make, too, and will be a family fan-favorite. 

overhead of shrimp and tomato in a baking dish

Why we love this Shrimp Bake

We are such big fans of this dish because, frankly, it’s absolutely delicious! We love the way the tomato sauce tastes when it’s made from fresh tomatoes baked to bursting, so delicious and full of its signature sweet flavor.

And we really think the sauce complements the shrimp so well! Shrimp has a semi-sweet flavor tinged with saltiness, and we love the way that plays with the sauce on our palate! 

overhead baking dish with tomatoes peppers and seasoning

Health benefits of shrimp

Shrimp is a high-protein shellfish that’s also filled with a lot of other nutrients. These include healthy fats that are necessary for a well-rounded diet! On top of that, they’re low in calories, so you get a lot of nutrients for not that many calories.

Shrimp is also rich in iodine, a mineral necessary for healthy functioning of the thyroid. Iodine isn’t super common in a lot of foods.

side view of shrimp and tomato in a plate

How to make Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add tomatoes, onion, green pepper, jalapeño (if using), garlic, tomato paste, salt, pepper, olive oil, and cumin to a 11×7 oven-safe dish.
  3. Stir together and bake for 30 minutes. Once cooked, burst the tomatoes with a fork. 
  4. Add uncooked shrimp, then bake for another 8-10 minutes (or until shrimp is fully cooked).
  5. Sprinkle in the fresh parsley.
  6. Serve immediately.

How to store leftovers of Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce

Place any leftovers you may have in one airtight container and seal well. You can store them in the fridge for up to three days.

To reheat, you can microwave the shrimp bake with a dollop of tomato paste. Alternately, you can heat up in the oven by re-baking for about 10 minutes or until it reaches the desired temperature. 

What to serve with Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce

For a dairy free side dish, trying this shrimp bake with Coconut Turmeric Rice

For a pasta side dish you can make the One Pot Greek Spaghetti or One Pot Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta

We love a good salad pairing too! This would be great with the Mediterranean Quinoa Salad!

Shrimp Bake in Tomato Sauce

Food Dolls
This baked shrimp is so easy and full of flavor! The tomato sauce is made in the oven before tossing in the shrimp! Healthy and dairy free!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine middle eastern
Servings 4
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb uncooked thawed raw shrimp (tail off)
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped (optional))

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add tomatoes, onion, green pepper, jalapeño (if using), garlic, tomato paste, salt, pepper, olive oil, and cumin to a 11×7 oven-safe dish.
  • Stir together and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Once cooked, burst the tomatoes with a fork and stir.
  • Add uncooked shrimp, then bake for another 8-10 minutes (or until shrimp is fully cooked).
  • Sprinkle in the fresh parsley.
  • Serve immediately. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword baked shrimp, easy shrimp recipe, middle eastern shrimp recipe, shrimp tagine
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7 Comments

  1. Made it for the second time in two weeks due to popular demand! I served it with Pasta and garlic toast the first time and over white rice the second time, and both were exceptional! This recipe will stay in the rotation. If you haven’t tried the chicken and wild rice soup, that’s another great one. Standing ovation, slow clap, and chef’s kiss for both! Excited to try more, thanks Food Dolls!

    1. Yay! This is amazing! Glad you loved both recipes! Be sure to let us know what else you try! xo, Alia & Radwa

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this the other night. To die for , deliciousness!!!! I added added half jalepeno , chopped. I served over thin spaghetti noodles and saved some pasta water and added it to the shrimp bake after cooking to make it a little more saucy. Now, every night my husband is asking what the girls are making. LOL!

  3. 5 stars
    Will definitely will be making this again. My whole family loved it!! So easy to make & my house smelled amazing.

  4. 5 stars
    Saw this on a YouTube video last night and I decided to give it a try!!! I just made it and it is excellent! I can’t wait to make it again! Going to try the shrimp scampi next! Thank you!!!