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
- 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.
- Cover large microwaveable plate with layers of half each of the chips, shrimp mixture and cheese. Repeat layers.
- 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
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.