Today, I want to share more than 40 leftover shrimp recipes that are perfect for any occasion.
If you have leftover shrimp in the fridge and don’t know what to do with it, you’ve come to the right place! Shrimp is one of my favorite seafood because of how versatile and simple to cook with it is.
From pot pies to soup and gumbos, here’s a recipe to cover every craving.
How long is leftover cooked shrimp good for in the fridge?
Leftover cooked shrimp can last three to four days in the fridge and up to nine months in the freezer. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it’s best to store ready-to-eat food, such as cooked shrimp, in the fridge at 40 F degrees or below to avoid the development of bacteria. So make sure to check your fridge’s temperature before storing the shrimp.
Easy Leftover Shrimp Recipes
Cooking leftovers doesn’t have to be difficult. Below you’ll find 10 leftover shrimp recipes that are so simple anyone can make them.
Sheet Pan Shrimp
If you’re looking for a simple dinner recipe, this shrimp sheet pan is perfect for you. You just have to pop it in the oven for 10 minutes!
Spicy Shrimp Soup
Chicken broth, tomatoes, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a dash of lemon juice are the secret to this delicious spicy shrimp soup.
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
This one-pot shrimp gumbo is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for a simple, comforting meal.
These grilled pineapple and shrimp skewers are the perfect addition to your next barbecue.
Crab and Shrimp Pot Pie
This crab and shrimp pot pie is not only delicious but healthy too, as it’s filled with vegetables, including peas, mushrooms, and onions.
Shrimp Stir Fry
Shrimp and Grits
These Southern-style shrimp and grits’ 10-minute prep time and 35-minute cooking time make for a simple meal that can be made in a total time of 45 minutes.
Cilantro Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad
This simple cilantro-lime shrimp and avocado salad are so simple and refreshing that you won’t want to eat anything else during summer.
This easy shrimp salad can be enjoyed on its own or as a delicious sandwich.
This creamy corn chowder is the perfect dinner for those colder months. You’ll also take it to another level by jazzing it up with leftover shrimp. Corn and shrimp chowdah, anyone?
Leftover Shrimp Recipes – Appetizers
Leftover cooked shrimp makes for some great appetizers. Below are eight simple recipes to wow your friends and family.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Coconut milk and coconut flakes make for the most delicious, flavor-packed coconut shrimp bites.
Cheesy Shrimp Dip
This cheesy baked shrimp dip is best served with tortilla chips and baby carrots for a filling snack.
There’s no better appetizer than these crispy and flavor-packed firecracker shrimp rolls.
Shrimp Stuffed Avocados
If you’re looking for a healthy appetizer, you have to try these shrimp-stuffed avocados topped with pico de gallo.
Leftover Shrimp Recipes – Air Fryer
If you love air fryer recipes, you’ll want to try these seven leftover shrimp recipes that use the air fryer.
Bang Bang Shrimp
Air Fryer Fried Shrimp
If you like chicken nuggets, you’ll love these air fryer fried shrimp bites. It’s the perfect way of eating your favorite meals but in a healthier way.
Honey Lime Shrimp
This honey and lime juice air fryer shrimp is perfect for meal prepping. Just store it in an airtight container along with rice and veggies.
Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas
These air fryer shrimp fajitas, packed with onions and bell peppers, are best served in corn tortillas and topped with this cilantro and sour lime cream. It all goes perfectly with these Chipotle fajita veggies.
Leftover Shrimp Recipes With Pasta
Shrimp and pasta make for the best and easiest dinner. Below are eight pasta recipes with leftover shrimp you have to try.
Steak and Shrimp Kabobs
If you’re looking for a protein-packed lunch, try these air fryer steak and shrimp kabobs.
Shrimp Pasta Salad
If you’re on a busy schedule, try making this shrimp macaroni salad for a quick but filling lunch.
This 20-minute shrimp scampi makes for a delicious but healthy dinner.
If you have some leftover cooked shrimp, heat them up and serve them with a bowl of pasta covered with this simple Alfredo sauce for a quick and yummy meal.
Garlic Butter Shrimp
If you want to get dinner ready in no time, you should try making this air fryer shrimp with garlic and butter sauce.
Air Fryer Shrimp Boil
This air fryer shrimp boil has all the elements of traditional shrimp boil, including corn, potatoes, and fresh herbs, but it is ready in half the time.
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta
This simple lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese shrimp pasta can be made in just one pot in under 30 minutes.
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
This cajun shrimp pasta is spicy and so creamy you won’t want to have anything else for dinner. Love a Cajun recipe? When you’re done with this shrimp recipe, try out our Cajun boiled peanuts and Chili’s Cajun chicken pasta recipe.
Mediterranean-Style Shrimp Pasta
Shrimp and Feta Cheese Pasta
Cooking dinner has never been so easy as it is with this baked shrimp and feta pasta.
World Cuisines Using Leftover Shrimp
If you want to become a more seasoned home cook, try making dishes from other cuisines. Below are nine leftover shrimp recipes from different parts of the world!
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
If you want something simple but packed with flavor for lunch, try making this traditional Mexican shrimp cocktail.
Use that leftover shrimp in your fridge to make this authentic Spanish paella at home.
Yaki Udon With Shrimp
These Japanese udon noodles with shrimp make for a savory and filling meal. The best part is that you can make them in only 20 minutes!
Baja-Style Shrimp Tacos
These 5-minute Baja shrimp tacos are just what you need after a long day of work.
Shrimp Fried Rice
If, in addition to leftover cooked shrimp, you have leftover rice, toss it all together to create this delicious shrimp fried rice.
Try your hand at French cuisine by making this easy shrimp pate.
Polpette Di Gamberi
Polpette di Gamberi are traditional Italian fritters made with shrimp, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, and pepper. Once you try them, you won’t want to cook shrimp another way.
Shrimp Pad Thai
This delicious shrimp Pad Thai is the perfect make-ahead lunch.
Shrimp Tempura Roll
If you like sushi, you’ll fall in love with this homemade shrimp tempura roll.
More Recipe Inspiration
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