Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer


Rich cheesecake with a seafood surprise. Decadent and smooth for adult tastes.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion

  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 12 shells puff pastry, baked

  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 16 ounces smoked Gouda, grated

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm oil and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent; set aside to cool. When cool, pour off liquid reserving garlic.

  3. Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces, reserving 12 uncut for garnish. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add reserved garlic and all shrimp; cook shrimp for 2 to 4 minutes or until done.

  4. Remove center circle and a small portion of inside of cooled puff pastry shells.

  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy; add one egg at a time and beat until well mixed. Add cream, Gouda, onions, shrimp and salt.

  6. Spoon filling into puff pastry shells.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is browned on top. Garnish with whole shrimp and chopped chives; serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

701 Calories
56g Fat
23g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 701
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 27g 134%
Cholesterol 248mg 83%
Sodium 1075mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 354mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 257mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.