These 31 crave-worthy shrimp recipes are healthy, easy, and filling, and totally perfect for a busy weeknight or a relaxed weekend dinner.

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March is a welcome relief to winter and when the sun begins shining just a bit longer, the days grow warmer, and the tease of beach days whisper their way into our soul and under our skin. It’s also the time to of year when our cravings begin to make the turn from rich and delicious comfort food to eating lighter with loads of flavor. And that’s where our favorite crustacean makes its way in.

Shrimp are our number one crustacean protein pick because they’re low in calories and cook in no time, making them a reliable standby for fast and healthy meals when you can pull them straight from the freezer. Plus, they’re usually more affordable than fish or other types of shellfish, and you don’t have to worry about mercury.

Whether you sauté them, bake them, grill them, or steam them, shrimp are wonderfully versatile and scrumptious, and we can’t get enough.

And so without further ado, here are 31 healthy, easy, and totally delicious shrimp recipes to make in March!

For more healthy cooking inspiration, check out these other posts from our 31 Days Series:

31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to Make Now

31 Healthy Lunches to Make Now

28 Days of Lighter Pasta Recipes to Make Now

Make meal planning your month of meals a snap.

First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.

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You get the idea. Now get cooking!

Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles from on

March 1: Healthy Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

Well Plated

Is there a shrimp dish more iconic than scampi? We’re big fans of the flavors, but not big fans of the calories (because you know, carbs and lots of butter). That’s why we’re singing the praises of this lighter version made with zucchini noodles and a lot less butter and oil.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw from on

March 2: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Pinch of Yum

The creamy garlic cilantro lime slaw is reason enough to add these crazy-good Baja inspired shrimp tacos to your Taco Tuesday rotation. The fact that they come together in 30 minutes is just an added bonus.

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp from on

March 3: Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

Recipe Diaries

Greek yogurt lightens up this popular favorite and gives the sweet chili and Sriracha shrimp a creamy sauce that’s absolutely irresistible.

Easy Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta from on

March 4: Easy Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

A Spicy Perspective

Have am Instant Pot? Let it do all of the work on your bang bang shrimp!

Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Casserole from on

March 5: Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Casserole

Gimme Some Oven

The only way to improve upon a classic shrimp alfredo is to add some Cajun spices and turn it into a casserole for an easy weeknight meal!

Spicy Coconut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mango Basil Salsa from on

March 6: Spicy Coconut Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mango Basil Salsa

Little Broken

These super light and refreshing grilled shrimp wraps feature a quick 30-minute marinade with jalapeños, ginger, and coconut milk, and a mango basil salsa you’re going to want to put on everything.

Skinny Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta from on

March 7: Skinny Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Bake. Eat. Repeat

You’d never know this Cajun-spiced alfredo was lightened up, thanks to less butter and cheese, and milk instead of cream. It’s so decadent. Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Shrimp in Thai Coconut Sauce from on

March 8: Shrimp in Thai Coconut Sauce


Coconut milk, curry, peanut butter, and lime come together to make a rich and flavorful sauce that cloaks these tender shrimpies sautéed with bell pepper. Garnish with fresh cilantro and basil, serve over rice or noodles, close your eyes, and pretend you’re in Thailand.

Shrimp or Chicken and Lentil Tacos from on

March 9: Shrimp or Chicken and Lentil Tacos

Creme De La Crumb

These versatile and healthy tacos can be made with chicken, lentils, or shrimp, and are topped with the creamiest, most addicting chipotle sauce.

Spicy Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Garlic from on

March 10: Spicy Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Garlic

Little Spice Jar

Plump cherry tomatoes, red pepper flakes, and plenty of garlic deliver tons of flavor and spice to this simple fra-diavolo inspired shrimp pasta.

Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad from on

March 11: Tequila Shrimp Taco Salad

How Sweet Eats

Say adios to sad salads, because this chili and tequila spiked shrimp taco salad will be your new favorite way to get your veggies while still feeling like you’re eating a taco.

Creamy Shrimp Florentine Pasta from on

March 12:  Creamy Shrimp Florentine Pasta

Gimme Some Oven

Flavored and a creamy garlic-parmesan sauce (made with milk), and studded with zesty sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, basil, and shrimp, this penne dish is definitely a keeper.

Cauliflower Grits with Spicy Shrimp from on

March 13: Cauliflower Grits with Spicy Shrimp

Jessica Gavin

Classic comfort food fave shrimp and grits gets a healthy makeover when butter, cream, and cheese-laden grits get traded in for cauliflower (um, genius), and topped with a bed of sautéed greens!

One Pan Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus from on

March 14: One Pan Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp and Asparagus

Carlsbad Cravings

Lemon-garlic-butter shrimp and fresh asparagus get baked together and take just 15 minutes from pan to plate! Serve with potatoes, orzo, quinoa, rice, or pasta if you like.

Pasta with Shrimp and Feta from on

March 15: Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

Nutmeg Nanny

Garlicky shrimp and a sherry and feta spiked tomato sauce are a match made in flavor heaven in this easy comfort food pasta.

15-Minute Shrimp, Snow Pea, and Ginger Stir Fry from on

March 16: 15-Minute Shrimp, Snow Pea, and Ginger Stir Fry

A Beautiful Plate

How can you not love a stir fry that comes together in 15 minutes (or less) from start to finish? This one is loaded with flavor from fresh ginger, scallions, soy and sesame, and is light and healthy too.

Honey Lime Coconut Baked Shrimp from on

March 17: Honey Lime Coconut Baked Shrimp

Aimee Mars

Coconut shrimp is a favorite for many reasons, but unfortunately it’s usually fried and full of calories. Here, the shrimp is baked (and still just as crunchy), and it’s tossed with a dreamy honey-lime sauce, instead of one with sugar or corn syrup.

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Shrimp from on

March 18: Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Shrimp

A Nutritionist Eats

Protein-packed quinoa, mixed greens, cucumber, roasted red peppers, and shrimp get drizzled with an herby lemon-dijon dressing, and sprinkled with feta cheese for a light but satisfying dinner you can feel good about.

Spicy Shrimp Bowls with Parmesan Quinoa and Garlic Kale from on

March 19: Spicy Shrimp Bowls with Parmesan Quinoa and Garlic Kale

The Garlic Diaries

A bed of fluffy parmesan quinoa is the perfect base for some garlicky kale and spicy seared shrimp in this amazing 30-minute meal.

Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowl from on

March 20: Sesame Shrimp with Asian Greens Rice Bowl


These delicious bowls include sesame-garlic-ginger shrimp that are seared to perfection, brown rice, and sautéed swiss chard, spinach, and edamame. You can throw them together on a whim too — just plan a little ahead to marinate your shrimp, and then it all comes together in no time.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Linguini from on

March 21: Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Linguini

Apple of My Eye

This easy, no-frills pasta is proof that if you have a few really good ingredients, you can make something sublime. Garlicky shrimp and sautéed onion are tossed with linguini and olive oil, and topped with freshly chopped parsley and grated parm. And with just four steps, it all comes together in 30 minutes.
Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls from on

March 22: Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls

The Recipe Critic

Ditch the calorie and carb heavy burrito and try this healthy bowl instead, featuring spice-rubbed, blackened shrimp and a creamy Greek yogurt avocado cilantro Ranch. Psst, this one is ready in just 20 minutes.

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls from on

March 23: Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls

How Sweet Eats

These hearty, ultra soothing noodle bowls are loaded up with healthy veggies and rice noodles bathing in a light coconut curry broth that’s lip-smacking good.

Honey Cilantro Lime Shrimp from on

March 24: Honey Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Pretty Little Apron

Honey, lime, garlic, adobo, a bit of butter, and plenty of fresh cilantro come together to make an addicting sauce for this breezy 3-step shrimp recipe. Serve over rice or quinoa, and in tortillas or salads.

Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad from on

March 25: Mango Mandarin Sesame Shrimp Salad

Creme De La Crumb

Big Asian flavors make this bright and colorful 30-minute salad sing. Best part? The marinade also doubles as the dressing.

Bangin Good Shrimp from on

March 26: Bangin Good Shrimp


You only need 3 pantry ingredients to make the sauce of this irresistible, low calorie shrimp recipe which you’ll want it on repeat all through the warmer months!

Shrimp Lo Mein from on

March 27: Shrimp Lo Mein

Rasa Malaysia

This lo mein is the real deal and will totally spoil you so you’ll never want the gloopy takeout version again. Not to mention you can make it in 15 minutes!

Chicken and Shrimp Barley Paella from on

March 28: Chicken and Shrimp Barley Paella 

MJ and Hungryman

This healthier take on the classic Spanish dish is a winner. Barley subs in for rice, and the paella is studded with bell pepper, zucchini, and peas. Not only is it hearty and nutritious, it’s also full of great aromas and flavors.

One Pot Thai Shrimp and Quinoa from on

March 29: One Pot Thai Shrimp and Quinoa

Sweet Phi

One pot is all you need to make this family-friendly, easy weeknight meal that’s healthy and filling. Here, here for barely any cleanup!

Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad from on

March 30: Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad


Citrusy shrimp, creamy avocado, and crunchy almond slices are a delicious trifecta in this bright and easy salad that can be made in 30 minutes or less

Jamaican Coconut Shrimp Stew from on

March 31: Jamaican Coconut Shrimp Stew

Skinny taste

Pretend you’re hanging beach-side in Jamaica with this light and colorful dish that’s full of awesome flavor and spice.





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