This veggie bake with jalapeno shrimp is low carb, grain free, and an easy casserole recipe you can make in under an hour! Seasonal vegetables, lean protein, herbs, and spices, all cooked in a casserole dish or cast iron skillet.
Just letting you know this Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie Bake recipe was originally published in early 2016. I retested, rephotographed, updated the content and URL. Now I am republishing it for you today! It’s a FAVORITE of ours! Thank you for following Cotter Crunch Y’all!.
Two words that go together like peas and carrots. Jalapeño Shrimp. And… veggie bake. Okay, that last phrase really doesn’t, but if you’re southern (like me), then Jalapeño Shrimp.
But here’s the thing. I married a man who also loves home cooked southern food and will eat fresh jalapeños as a snack (seeds and all). Though at the same time, he’s not a huge fan of shrimp. In fact, the only time he requests it is if it’s an Asian dish or spicy baked shrimp salad. Again, both have spice!
I think you know where I’m going with this. I must MAKE it a goal to cook MORE shrimp recipes. Easy gluten-free shrimp dinners that I know EVERYONE will love (ahem… especially the Kiwi). Heck, if I can convince him to like asparagus after dressing it up with bacon, then dressing up shrimp with a little Jalapeño spice and buttery veggies should do the trick. Right?
I know, I know. You’re probably wondering why I’m always so infatuated with getting my husband to try certain Americanish errr… southernish food. Especially my gluten-free creations with my seafood or my favorite vegetable. Well… I have a lot of time on my hands. Kidding! That is far from the truth.
The truth is I’ve spent the past 10 years FUELING that man (as a nutritionist) so that he could be a pro triathlete. I was (am) a Sherpa wife and I loved every second of it!!! But now that he’s retired, I’ve put that Sherpa wife mentally towards creating this gluten-free food blog and making it my full-time job.
And I still couldn’t do that without the help of my husband. So yes, he will continually be one of my main focuses and a much-appreciated Guinea pig! Haha. Capeesh?
About this shrimp veggie bake recipe:
I am convinced that when you combine fresh produce with herbs, spices, a little bit of butter to create a VEGGIE bake MAGIC can happen! Magic as is in…. you can get your Non-VEGGIE loving family to actually eat veggies because it tastes so fresh and good.
Gah, just look at that color. How can one not love it? So fresh and so clean.
Back to my main point here.
I guess I really have two missions for this Jalapeño Shrimp Veggie bake. Three if you count that it is a quick EASY meal (meaning under an hour).
- Convince my non-shrimp loving husband to LOVE shrimp by making a low carb spicy parmesan veggie shrimp bake he can’t resist.
- Convince non-veggie loving people that zucchini (or any squash in general), tomato, herbs, Jalapeño and real butter all baked together can make you want to eat the whole garden!
- Convince ANYONE that a healthy, grain free, protein-packed, veggie-filled dinner can be made EASY and in under an hour.
What do you think?
Looks pretty simple and easy enough, right? A great high protein and low carb dish that you can make ahead for meal prep, GO-TO dinners, or even make as a QUICKY post workout meal. Ya, you know I had to mention that. Real food makes those muscles recover quickly!
VIDEO: HOW TO MAKE JALAPENO VEGGIE SHRIMP BAKE
A few tips! As you can see, this shrimp veggie bake can be made in a casserole or a cast iron skillet. Actually, any pan that you can bake with. It doesn’t matter the shape, it’s ALL GOOD!
Veggie Bake Recipe Substitutions
But what I think I like most about this veggie bake is that you easily adjust to your nutrient needs.
Want to sub the parmesan and make it paleo/dairy free? No prob, just add nutritional yeast.
Don’t like zucchini or squash? You’re crazy. Just kidding (again). No prob, use eggplant, carrot, or sweet potato.
Don’t like shrimp? Well.. sorry, you MUST! Nah.. you don’t have to. You can easily sub the shrimp for chicken, tofu, or sausage. But that would defeat my whole mission.
RECIPE UPDATED 1-2-2018Print
Besides, shrimp is also loaded selenium and vitamin B12 which can IMPROVE Your MOOD! See… we are all HAPPY! Now let’s dig in!
Yep, another Southern-ish style comfort food veggie bake with a healthy grain-free twist. And if you add 3 more sticks of butter, I’m sure Paula Deen will approve. Yikes!
Favorite jalapeño dish? Let’s spice it up!