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Easy Shrimp Saganaki

Easy Shrimp Saganaki recipe tastes great and is quick and easy to make.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Easy Appetizer, Easy Shrimp Saganaki, Family Favorites Recipe, Greek Shrimp, Quick & Easy Shrimp Dinner, Shrimp Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Menu Planning Central


  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 c. dry white wine
  • 1 15- oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 t. dried dill
  • 1 t. dried Greek oregano
  • 1/2 t. crushed red chili flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. large 16/20 ct. shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3 T. fresh parsley leaves chopped and divided
  • 4 oz. Feta cheese crumbled


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion softens and starts to turn golden brown.
  2. Add white wine to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, scraping up any brown bits with a spatula.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add crushed tomatoes, olives, dill, oregano, and red chili flakes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  4. Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp just turns pink. Do not overcook the shrimp.
  5. Remove from heat and adjust seasonings, to taste. To serve, transfer to a serving dish and top with remaining fresh parsley and crumbled Feta cheese. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Optional Quick & Easy Shrimp Dinner Idea - To upgrade this delicious appetizer into a quick and easy dinner, just add fresh hot cooked linguine.