One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Broccoli


Shrimp and broccoli cook quickly in this easy, one-pot recipe, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Serve this healthy shrimp recipe over whole grains or rice.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

How to Cut Broccoli

Step 1. Using a chef's knife, cut off the stalk of the broccoli and trim any leaves.

A head of broccoli being cut on a cutting board
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Step 2. Cut the crown into individual florets.

Broccoli being cut on a cutting board
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Step 3. Cut the larger florets in half.

Small broccoli pieces being cut on a cutting board
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What Type of Shrimp Should I Use?

Look for 21-30 count peeled and deveined raw shrimp. The best way to buy shrimp is by the number needed to make 1 pound. For example, "21-30 count" means 21 to 30 shrimp will be in a pound. Frozen shrimp is a convenient option. When ready to use frozen shrimp, thaw them under cold running water and pat them dry before cooking.

How to Serve One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Broccoli

Serve this simple and healthy dish over brown rice, cauliflower rice, quinoa, orzo or your favorite pasta. Make a simple green salad to complete the meal.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 6 medium cloves garlic, sliced, divided

  • 4 cups small broccoli florets

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-30 count)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, plus more to taste


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add half the garlic and cook until beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add broccoli, bell pepper and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring once or twice and adding 1 tablespoon water if the pot is too dry, until the vegetables are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm.

  2. Increase heat to medium-high and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pot. Add the remaining garlic and cook until beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until the shrimp are just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the broccoli mixture to the pot along with lemon juice and stir to combine.

    One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Broccoli
    Photography / Kelsey Hansen, Styling / Greg Luna


Large pot

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
11g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Vitamin A 2074IU 41%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Potassium 525mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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