Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce

Quick and easy, shrimp baked in a tomato sauce with onions, garlic, parsley, dill, and feta cheese.

Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta
Elise Bauer

Conventional cooking wisdom says that you should never pair seafood with cheese.

The one glaring example of where this convention does not hold true, and in fact begs to be broken, is with a classic Greek dish called shrimp saganaki or shrimp santorini. It pairs shrimp with tomatoes and feta cheese and is absolutely delicious in every rule-breaking way.

We found a beautiful example of this classic dish in a recipe by Ellie Krieger in a publication by Fine Cooking several years ago.

You make a quick and easy tomato sauce on the stovetop with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, then add shrimp and feta and plop it in the oven to bake. Easy!

Now my father will be the first to tell you that he doesn't like shrimp. Most shrimp recipes I propose are usually met with that reminder and a change of subject. But this one seemed so intriguing, we had to make it.

Baked Shrimp with Tomato and Feta
Elise Bauer

We tried it early one afternoon so we could get good light for a photograph, and then had to taste it.

We kept tasting it, and tasting it, and then we had to call my mother over because we were well on our way to eating the whole pan.

The only thing I wish we had at the time was some crusty Italian bread to dip in the sauce.

Baked Shrimp in Tomato Feta Sauce

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds medium-sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (can leave tails on), thaw if frozen

  • 1 pinch salt, more to taste

  • 1 pinch black pepper, more to taste

  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 2/3 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Sauté onions and garlic:

    Coat the bottom of a large, oven-proof skillet with oil and heat it on medium high heat. Stir in the onions and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more.

  3. Add tomatoes, simmer:

    Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the juices thicken up a bit.

  4. Add feta, shrimp, herbs, put in oven and bake:

    Remove from heat. Stir in the herbs, shrimp, feta cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Place pan in oven and bake, uncovered, until shrimp are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

    Serve immediately. Serve with crusty French or Italian loaf bread, pasta, or rice.

Recipe barely adapted from Eat Smart by Taunton Press Fine Cooking.


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Baked Shrimp Tomato Feta
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
216 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 1143mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 231mg 18%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 429mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.