These cheesy, spicy, crunchy Shrimp Nachos are an easy 15 minute meal that can be customized with all of your favorite toppings.
I love shrimp. Like love-love them. They are seriously one of my favorite foods. Cold in shrimp cocktails, skewered on the grill, or baked on top of crispy tortilla chips like the ones in this amazing Shrimp Nachos recipe.
These shrimp nachos start with crispy tortilla chips that are topped with a mixture of shrimp in a spicy cheesy sauce. They're then baked until crispy melty flavor packed perfection! It's the perfect dish for busy weeknights or as a game day appetizer.
- nacho chips
- pre-cooked fresh shrimp (or thawed frozen shrimp)
- Mexican cheese
- chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- ground cumin
- black pepper
- green onion
Step by step
This recipe is so easy! While your oven in preheating, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper then a place a single layer of tortilla chips on the pan.
Pro Tip: I like to use the Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips because they are strong enough not to break under all those toppings!
Next, mix up your shrimp with the cheese, mayo, peppers, onions, and spices in a large bowl and spoon the shrimp mixture over the tortilla chips.
Bake the nachos for 3 minutes, then broil an additional 3 minutes. That's it! So easy!
Needless to say, there were no leftovers and these shrimp nachos got two big thumbs up from my family!
Customize your nachos with any of these:
- sour cream
- chopped green onion
- diced bell pepper
- chopped avocado
- pico de gallo
- fresh diced jalapeño pepper
- crumbled queso fresco
- chopped fresh cilantro
- black beans
- refried beans
- lime juice
- cheese sauce
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These cheesy, spicy, crunchy Shrimp Nachos are an easy at-home meal that can be customized with all of your favorite toppings. Plus they are fast, making the perfect easy weeknight dinner!
10 ounce bag tortilla chips (Scoops are easiest to eat)
2 cups Mexican Cheese
1.5 lb peeled and deveined COOKED shrimp, tails removed and chopped into bite sized pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
½ white onion, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ teaspoon black pepper
green onion for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Spread tortilla chips onto the lined baking sheet
Mix shrimp, cheese, mayo, peppers, onion, cumin, cilantro and pepper in a bowl and stir to blend.
Spoon shrimp mixture over the tortilla chips evenly.
Bake for 3 minutes, then turn on the broiler and broil until cheese is golden and bubble, about 3 minutes. Serve garnished with green onion if desired
- Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips are less likely to break under the weight of the toppings than traditional chips, but choose your favorite!
Keywords: shrimp nachos
This recipe was originally shared in December 2013 and updated with new photos and information January 2020.