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Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal

My Dad loved this Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal, and this is a delicious sheet-pan meal that’s also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, Paleo, and Whole 30! Use Seafood Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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It was months ago when I first started hearing about Roasted Shrimp with Broccoli from Melissa Clark in New York Times. The recipe had good reviews from The Wednesday Chef, Amateur Gourmet, Orangette, Superspark, We Heart Food, Batter Splattered, and probably a bunch of other blogs as well.

Then about a month ago I cooked it for my dad (adapting the recipe a bit since I was using a toaster oven) and I was ready to rave about it myself. Of course I hadn’t taken photos, and for several weeks I truly intended to make it again and post it before we were careening seriously close to summer and no one wanted to heat up the oven.

Then last week I had shrimp thawed, I had broccoli, I had lemons, and I was ready to go. I pulled open the fridge and spotted some of those lovely thin green beans from Costco, and before I knew it, I was making the recipe with green beans instead of broccoli. I tried it out the Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal on the guys who were painting my new office and they gave it thumbs up all around. I loved this with broccoli and again with the green beans, and if you’re not too anxious for summer I’d say it’s even kind of a season spanning dish, because it’s light and fresh like something you’d eat in summer, even though it’s roasted.If you’ve already dipped your toe too far into the seduction of summer cooking and I can’t convince you to make this now, you must bookmark the recipe. Whatever you do, don’t procrastinate cooking this as long as I did, because you’ll love this recipe. And check out Low-Carb and Keto Sheet Pan Meals for Easy Family Dinners for even more tasty ideas for sheet pan meals!

(I am dedicating this to the memory of my wonderful father who passed away in 2011. Anything with shrimp was my dad’s favorite dish!)

Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

I used frozen shrimp, thawed overnight in the refrigerator and then drained well in a colander. These were de-veined shrimp in the shell and they were medium large (36-40 per pound.) Must be bad white balance in the photos, but yes, they are RAW shrimp! Peel the raw shrimp, and in a separate bowl, toss them with zest from one lemon, 1 1/2 T olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Let shrimp marinate while you start to cook the beans.

Cut the green beans (or broccoli) into bite-sized pieces, then toss with olive oil, ground coriander, ground cumin, salt, pepper, and hot pepper flakes. Roast the beans for ten minutes, turning once about halfway through. I was using my toaster oven this time as well, but if you have a bigger pan, spread them out a bit more.

Arrange shrimp on top of the beans and roast 8-10 minutes more, until shrimp are still slightly tender. (I cooked the shrimp exactly 9 minutes and they were perfect.

Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This would taste great with Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro for a low-carb meal.

More Recipe Ideas with Shrimp

Quick and Easy Spicy Broiled Shrimp  from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Shrimp with Asparagus and Mushrooms from Love and Olive Oil
Shrimp Cocktail with Low-Sugar Cocktail Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Fennel Shrimp from Cooking with Amy
Easy Low-Carb Garlic and Lemon Shrimp from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal

My Dad loved this Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal, and this is a delicious sheet-pan meal!


Ingredients for beans (or broccoli):

  • 1 lb. green beans (or broccoli) trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander (or use 1 tsp. whole coriander)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin (or use 1 tsp. whole cumin seed)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I used fine grind sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. Aleppo Pepper (or Cayenne pepper or other types of hot pepper flakes will work.)

Ingredients for the shrimp:

  • 3/4 lb. medium-large raw shrimp (I used 36-40 count shrimp in the shell) thawed if frozen and peeled
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • zest from one lemon (save the lemon and cut into fourths)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I used fine grind sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F/220 C.
  2. If using frozen shrimp that have been thawed, place in colander in the sink and drain well.
  3. Peel shrimp and place in a bowl with 1 1/2 T olive oil, zest of one lemon, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Let the shrimp marinate while you partly cook the beans.
  5. Trim beans and cut into bite sized pieces.
  6. Put beans in a bowl and toss with 1 1/2 T olive oil, 1/2 tsp. ground coriander, 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, and 1/8 tsp. Aleppo pepper.
  7. Spray roasting pan with olive oil or non-stick spray, then arrange beans on pan in a single layer as much as possible.
  8. Roast beans 10 minutes, stirring once about half-way through.
  9. After 10 minutes, arrange shrimp on top of beans and roast 8-10 minutes more, until shrimp are done but still tender and juicy.
  10. Squeeze the four lemon quarters over the shrimp and beans and serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from Melissa Clark’s Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp in the New York Times.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe is perfect for any type of low-carb or low-glycemic eating plan or any phase of the South Beach Diet.

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    58 Comments on “Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal”

  1. Jeanne, thank you! I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the recipes.

  2. thank you for this recipe! I found your blog 2 weeks ago while looking for some new SB friendly recipes. I've already made 4 dishes you've posted and just wanted to say thanks so much! Your blog is wonderful and each recipe I've made has been great!

  3. I see what you mean, but the shrimp in the top photo are cooked with the green beans. The ones in the step-by-step photos were raw, being prepared for cooking. They were frozen, thawed shrimp. I'm not sure why they looked so pink in the photos but they were definitely raw.

  4. Hey Kalyn,
    The shrimp in the pictures look cooked, not raw, as they are pink?

  5. So glad you liked it! I agree, what a delicious easy recipe.

  6. this was fantastic, even with lime zest! (no lemons…) thanks kalyn 🙂

  7. Thanks again to everyone for the nice comments, and I do recommend this recipe very highly!

  8. Wow, this dish looks good! Love the step-by-step photos!

    Congrats on your retirement! 🙂


  9. Excellent recipe!!!

  10. I love the roasted green beans in this recipe. I’m not a shrimp eater but I am sure I could substitute with another type of seafood. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This looks divine! I love green beans and roasting them looks soo yum. Can’t wait to try this recipe out! Thanks.. 🙂

  12. Murasaki, thank you so much for that, especially this week when I’m so stressed with the end of school, my retirement party, and of course the perpetual house renovations, that I haven’t even managed to write anything on the blog or respond to many comments.

    I agree that there could be a lot more niceness and kindness in the world. I always try for that approach to things (although I don’t always manage it!) I was lucky to have two parents who were great examples of how to be a good person, and I hope I’m following their example.

  13. You know what? I like your recipes but I also like reading what you write because this overall niceness and kindness comes across in a world where there isn’t much of it. Some food bloggers are ‘interesting’ but when I get this nasty feeling coming from them I stop going to their blogs because well, life is too short. I’m reading and writing my blog for fun. It’s not my job so why endure people who leave me with a bad taste in my mouth? 🙂

  14. Delicious! Your Recipe I love shrimp and green bean great
    Thanks you for sharing:)

    And you can visit me if I can visit you:)

  15. Kalyn,
    This looks great and like such a fresh summer dish! I like the vegetable options as well since I’m usually trying to use what’s on hand!

  16. Great Recipe…sounds delicious..i wanna try it soon…thanks for sharing.

  17. Hey Kalyn, you know I’ve never roasted green beans before but your recipe sounds delicious! Will have to give that one a try. Cheers.

  18. Kalyn,
    I stumbled onto your food blog while googling South Beach Diet. I am into my 2nd week of South Beach and have lost 10 lbs already. I have lots to lose, but am trying to look at this as the beginning of a lifestyle change for me. I fixed your Greek Meatballs last night and loved them with the Tzatziki Sauce — really yummy. Thanks so much for your blog!!
    Jerri in Portland, Oregon

  19. Well you’ve convinced me to try it. I love that it’s so easy-peasy.

  20. Wow, it doesn’t get much easier than that. And I’ll bet it’s delicious! I love those thin green beans from Costco, too.