Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp

As a family we go out to a restaurant once a week, typically after church. There are several restaurants in our area, and one of our favorites, Asian Garden, is typically at the top of our list. I personally love their Sweet and Sour Shrimp, but I know it’s not the healthiest dish on the menu. Most restaurant sweet and sour shrimp recipes typically included a heavy sweet and sour sauce that’s loaded with sugar. The shrimp (or chicken) is typically deep-fat fried and when paired with the white rice, it comes out to be a very calorie-heavy meal. It’s not uncommon for a typical Sweet and Sour take out dish to contain over 1000 calories!

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I developed this sweet and sour shrimp recipe because I was tired of passing over one of my favorite Asian dishes. I made this sweet and sour recipe to be much more healthy by adding more vegetables, adding more pineapple (yummmm!!) and instead of frying the shrimp, everything is baked on a sheet pan. This cooking method not only makes this Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe much healthier, it’s also much less time consuming. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner idea, and a fantastic meal prep option for anyone that wants a healthy lunch option!

Here’s how I made this simple, delicious Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe:

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Step 1: Prep your ingredients

Begin by quickly chopping the vegetables. You’ll need carrots (sliced), red bell pepper, (sliced), broccoli (cut into florets), fresh pineapple (sliced into small-ish pieces), and snow peas – these can be left whole.

I typically buy frozen shrimp in the freezer section at my grocery store. This is usually the most economical. For this recipe you’ll need raw, peeled shrimp with the tails removed. I would not recommend pre-cooked shrimp. When it is cooked along with the vegetables it will become rather tough and chewy. Raw shrimp, when cooked along with the vegetables, will be much more tender.

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Step 2: Make the sauce and coat the vegetables and shrimp

The sauce for this delicious sweet and sour shrimp recipe is very flavorful and delicious! It’s also much lighter than the over-heavy, calorie laden sweet and sour sauce that you’ll typically find at a restaurant. Here’s what my sauce includes:

  • Soy Sauce
  • Honey
  • Orange Juice
  • Fresh ginger
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

You’ll notice that there is very little refined sugar in this sauce (Hoisin sauce does contain refined sugar). The sweetness comes from the honey which is a natural sweetener.

Simply whisk the sauce together and pour over the vegetables, pineapple and shrimp. Toss together to coat. You can either do this is a mixing bowl, or directly on your sheet pan. (Doing it directly on your sheet pan means one less dirty dish that you’ll have to wash later!)

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Step 3 Place all ingredients on sheet pan and bake

Once you’ve coated the vegetables, pineapple and shrimp with the sauce, place everything on a sheet pan in a nice even layer, and bake for 12-15 minutes. Yep, that’s all you need!!

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

Step 4 Add some pepper, and enjoy!

Once this delicious Sweet and Sour Shrimp comes out of the oven, add a little pepper, if you like, and enjoy right away.

To keep this dish on the healthier side, I like to serve with cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. This helps eliminate some processed carbs and calories.

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

This Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is a fantastic meal prep idea!

Do you need some easy recipes to meal prep on the weekend? I personally love meal prepping to help me make smarter choices during the week. For this recipe, I like to pair it with seasoned cauliflower rice, which you can find in the frozen food section at your grocery store. I will add about 1 cup of cauliflower rice into the bottom of my meal prep containers, and then add 1 1/2 cups of the Sweet and Sour Shrimp. When you’re ready to reheat, place in the microwave and reheat on high for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. Healthy meal success!!

 

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Here’s the recipe for my delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp:

Yields 4 servings

Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and tails removed
  • 2 c. broccoli florets, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 c. fresh pineapple, sliced
  • 1 c. carrots, sliced
  • 1 c. snow peas, rinsed
  • 1 c. red bell pepper, sliced
  • fresh ground pepper, optional
  • Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, Hoisin sauce, orange juice, ginger and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl add the raw shrimp, carrots, broccoli, peas and red bell pepper. Pour the sauce over the top of the vegetables and shrimp and toss together to coat. Pour all of the ingredients onto the prepared sheet pan, and spread out evenly on the pan.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Top with fresh ground pepper, if desired.

Notes

This is a great Meal Prep recipe! Pair with cauliflower rice, and add to meal prep containers. Reheat for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes in the microwave for a super healthy lunch or dinner idea.

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Love take-out food, but not all the calories and fat? This delicious, healthy Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is fantastic for satisfying that craving! Crisp, delicious vegetables paired with tender shrimp in a light ginger sauce also makes for a healthy meal-prep idea!

 

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  2. What a yummy and colorful looking dish! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week! Kim

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