Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

I am SO into nachos. Always have been. We make them A LOT in our house and I never hear complaining. Like, never ever.
Shrimp just makes these nachos seem so decadent. It also makes these nachos appealing to adults. Especially shrimp-loving adults like myself.
The best part about this recipe isn’t even the shrimp though, it’s how easy the nachos are to make. There are just a few ingredients needed and they take approximately 7 minutes to make.
I made these nachos in a cast-iron skillet. Makes it easy to throw in the oven and melt the cheese. Super easy!


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Serves:

Serves 6 to 8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Broil

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
kraft zesty italian dressing, divided
3/4 lb
frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
1
red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp
blackened seasoning (make your own: mix 1-3/4 tsp. paprika, 3/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves and 1/4 tsp. each ground red pepper (cayenne) and garlic powder)
6 c
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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, or start your broiler.
2
Heat a large cast iron skillet on high heat until very hot and starts to smoke.
3
Add one tablespoon of dressing, shrimp, chopped red peppers and seasoning to the skillet.
4
Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 min. or until shrimp is heated through and evenly coated with dressing mixture.
5
Stir in remaining tablespoon of dressing.
6
Remove shrimp mixture from skillet.
7
Layer half of the chips, shrimp mixture and cheese. Repeat layers.
8
Place in oven for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
9
Or Broil for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
10
Top nachos with onions, cilantro and jalapenos.
11
Serve immediately