Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos

Raven Higheagle


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 6 to 8
10 Min
10 Min


2 Tbsp
kraft zesty italian dressing, divided
3/4 lb
frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
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
green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced

How to Make Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos


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

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