Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Since acquiring an air fryer, I have developed a fondness for adapting my family’s favorite recipes to suit this innovative cooking appliance.

One of the perks of using an air fryer is the effortless cleanup it offers. Additionally, the recipes require only a handful of readily available ingredients, making meal preparation a speedy process. Furthermore, the convenience of the air fryer eliminates the need to heat up the large oven for brief cooking durations, particularly when preparing shrimp, which cook swiftly.

This versatile recipe pairs well with various dipping sauces and can be enjoyed on its own. Alternatively, it can be served over pasta or used as a delightful addition to salads. In fact, we often repurpose this recipe to create delectable tacos or wraps.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Shrimp


  • 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen shrimp, thawed, shelled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded Parmigiano (Parmesan) cheese


1Pat dry your shrimp with a paper towel and place them in a medium bowl.


2Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, minced garlic, and cheese to the bowl and mix to coat all the shrimp.


3Place the shrimp in the air fryer in a single layer, working in batches if necessary. Cook on manual setting, at 360°F for 10 minutes, turning the shrimp over after 5 minutes. *Please note* If you are using different size shrimp, the cooking time may vary.

4Serve and enjoy with a cocktail sauce, over pasta, or in a salad!



  • In this recipe, the shrimp have a nice pepper taste to them. If you don’t like a stronger pepper taste, decrease the amount used to 1/4-teaspoon.
  • Use whatever kind of shrimp you have on hand or whatever your family prefers. For this recipe, I used medium deveined shrimp with tails off. If you use another size, you may need to adjust the cooking time.
  • You can use cooked or uncooked shrimp for this recipe but may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Obviously, already cooked shrimp will need less time.