Shrimp nachos topped with an ooey gooey creamy garlic cheese sauce

Shrimp Nachos with Creamy Garlic Cheese Sauce

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Spread tortilla chips onto the lined baking sheet

  3. Mix shrimp, cheese, mayo, peppers, onion, cumin, cilantro and pepper in a bowl and stir to blend.

  4. Spoon shrimp mixture over the tortilla chips evenly.

  5. 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