Shrimp Nachos


This is my most requested recipe to bring to get-togethers and there's always someone who hasn't had them who asks for the recipe. You can make it days ahead of time and have it out of the oven in just a few minutes when you need it. Add more chipotle peppers if you like it spicier. This recipe makes a lot, but it actually freezes well. I usually freeze half of it and have it another time. If you're making it for a party, though, bring it all because it will be gone!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
20 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips, or to taste

  • 2 pounds shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 ½ pounds large peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, tails removed and shrimp quartered

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup dried minced onion (such as McCormick® Coarse Grind Blend White and Green Onions)

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Spread tortilla chips onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Mix Monterey Jack cheese, shrimp, mayonnaise, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, cilantro, minced onion, cumin, and black pepper together in a bowl. Spoon mixture onto the tortilla chips.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil nachos until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Allow nachos to sit at room temperature for about 2 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
28g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 482mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 395mg 30%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 169mg 4%

* 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.

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