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Shrimp Parmesan Quinoa Skillet

Cuisine Main, Seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 -4 servings
Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)


  • For the SHRIMP:
  • 1/2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 c. plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 T. panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • For the SKILLET:
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c. of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. quinoa
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese + extra for serving
  • basil leaves for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the plain breadcrumbs, panko, grated parm, garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg white until combined. Coat each shrimp in the egg, then in the breadcrumb mixture. Shake off any excess. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden and crispy.

  3. In the meantime, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic, and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add the marinara, water, and quinoa and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium/low and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked and almost all liquid is absorbed. Preheat your broiler to high.

  4. Arrange shrimp on top of skillet, then add the slices of mozzarella on top. Sprinkle with parmesan and broil for 7-10 minutes or until mozzarella is golden and melted. Garnish with fresh basil and extra grated parmesan and serve!