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Cheddar Shrimp Nachos Recipe

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

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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."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I make them with the Tostito scoops, never thought of trying Frito scoops. Regardless, they are a major hit everytime!!!!!! Great appetizer!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"This is one tasty and easy little appie. The only thing I changed was the cheese - half tex-mex and half jalapeno monterey jack. Can't quit eating this little gems!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"I'm so excited to try this! Finally, something really different and fun to make with cooked shrimp. Yum!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"I have made this for several parties and my all my friends LOVE it! Several have even requested I bring it the next time too. The picture suggests they used Frito Scoops but I have always used the Tostito Scoops. I will note that these do not reheat well, however we rarely have leftovers!"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"made this for Super Bowl Sunday, as an appetizer we added some black pepper and a kiss of Hungarian Paprika, wow this was gourmet all the way. cant wait till we have another occasion to make them again. 2 spoons up."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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