RECIPE: Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos (8 servings)

  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
  • 3/4 lb. frozen cooked cleaned medium shrimp, thawed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. blackened seasoning
  • 6 cups tortilla chips (8 oz.)
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced


  1. Heat large cast iron skillet on high heat until it is very hot and starts to smoke.  Add 1 Tbsp. dressing, shrimp, red peppers and seasoning; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until shrimp is heated through and evenly coated with dressing mixture.  Stir in remaining dressing.
  2. Cover large microwaveable plate with layers of half each of the chips, shrimp mixture and cheese.  Repeat layers.
  3. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until cheese is melted, rotating plate after each minute.  Top with onions, cilantro and jalapenos.

Recipe Source: Kraft Food & Family

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Personal Review: I wanted something different last week. I was feeling nachos, but not the plain cheese nachos I make all the time. Not even the fajita nachos I’ve been making. So when I ran across this shrimp nachos recipe, I decided I had to make it.

And it was worth it.

First let me say that this recipe comes together so fast it’s unreal. I think I spent more time chopping up the red peppers than I did anything else! Definitely a great meal to make when you don’t have a lot of time.

I didn’t follow the recipe exactly (do I ever?). First I had no blackened seasoning so I made do with seafood seasoning and some creole seasoning. Next I used plain cheddar cheese. I left off the green onion and cilantro. Oh and I cooked the jalapenos in with the red peppers instead of as toppings. Okay, so it sounds like I barely followed the recipe now that I think about it!

I will definitely be making this recipe again. And next time I will add some onions and more creole seasoning.

Overall a quick weekday meal that is a little bit different and good.