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


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  • 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

How to Make Spicy Blackened Shrimp Skillet Nachos


  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

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