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two oysters on toast sprinkled with Parmesan cheese on a gray plate
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Oven Baked Oysters

Oven baked oysters are topped with a buttery mixture of garlic, herbs, and white wine and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Course Appetizer, Entrees, Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun, Creole
Servings 4 people
Calories 147kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 24 raw whole oysters
  • 1 cup unsalted butter divided
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 ounce white wine
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf French bread or saltine crackers


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium sauce pan, melt 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat.
  • Add green onions, garlic, red pepper, thyme, oregano, lemon juice Worcestershire, and Creole seasoning.
  • Sauté butter mixture for two minutes. Add white wine.
  • Stir ingredients continuously and continue to sauté until green onions are soft.
  • Remove saucepan from the heat and allow to cool for three minutes.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of butter to the sauce. Stir until butter is melted and sauce has a creamy consistency.
  • Place one oyster in the center of each cup in a muffin pan.
  • Ladle one tablespoon of the butter garlic sauce on top of each oyster.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes until the butter begins to bubble and the oysters starts to rise.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and top with a dusting of Parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve oysters immediately with warm French bread for dipping.


Discard leftovers. Oysters do not reheat or freeze well.
Inspired by Acme Oyster House


Serving: 4oysters | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 295mg