Cheddar Shrimp Nachos Recipe
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Cheddar Shrimp Nachos Recipe

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“These fun finger foods in tortilla chip scoops are just the thing for cold-weather get-togethers,” says Lisa Feld, a field editor from Grafton, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 3/4 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 48 tortilla chip scoops

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 49 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, cheese, chilies, onions and olives. Combine the mayonnaise and cumin; add to shrimp mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls into tortilla scoops. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Cheddar Shrimp Nachos in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p12

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"Has anyone used this with out cooking it so that it could be brought to a picnic or party with out a stove?"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Delicious appetizers, but you need to eat them quickly as they get soggy pretty fast."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Delicious. I substituted 1/2 cup sour cream + 1/4 cup cream cheese for the mayo and sprinkled paprika on them when they came out of oven."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2013

"These nachos are always a hit! I love that they are individual bites. Well worth the little bit of extra time."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"I have been making these for sometime now. They are my favorite of all appetizers. I also use Tostitos. Thank you for this wonderful recipe."

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