Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 22 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Shrimp cocktail with baked shrimp and homemade shrimp cocktail sauce on platter with lemon wedges
Impress your guests with this homemade Shrimp Cocktail Recipe. Learn how to make the best oven-baked shrimp and zesty cocktail sauce in just 15 minutes. This is so much better than a store-bought shrimp ring.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $ varies by shrimp size
Keyword: shrimp cocktail
Calories: 143 kcal
Servings: 10 people as an appetizer


Baked Shrimp Ingredients:

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Ingredients:


  1. Thaw shrimp according to package instructions, then rinse under cold water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp on a large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle on 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Stir to combine then arrange shrimp in a single layer.

  2. Bake at 450˚F for 8-10 min or until shrimp turn pink and are just cooked through.* As soon as they come out of the oven, test a shrimp for doneness then transfer all shrimp to a serving platter. If they stay on the hot baking sheet, they can get overcooked.

  3. Combine all of the Cocktail Sauce ingredients, adding horseradish and hot sauce to taste (Add more if you love cocktail sauce with a spicy kick and less if you prefer a mild sauce). Cover and refrigerate sauce and shrimp for at least an hour or overnight. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

*If using smaller 18-25 count shrimp, roast 6–7 min