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


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