Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Ritz Crackers


This baked stuffed shrimp recipe was created by my late mother over 30 years ago. My grandparents, father, and I have enjoyed these baked stuffed shrimp every other Friday for many years. Eating baked stuffed shrimp for dinner and then playing cards is a tradition! We've been leaving out the scallops lately due to the high price, and we don't even miss them. Serve with melted butter or freshly squeezed lemon along with a garden salad and rice pilaf or baked potato.

close up view of Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Ritz Crackers on a platter
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (4 ounce) packages crushed buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®)

  • ½ cup chopped parsley

  • 5 saltine crackers, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • 1 clove minced garlic

  • 4 sea scallops, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped imitation crabmeat

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup white cooking wine

  • 20 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Mix together round crackers, parsley, saltines, celery salt, and garlic in a large bowl. Add scallops, crabmeat, melted butter, and cooking wine; mix stuffing well.

  3. Place a shrimp on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle, careful not to cut through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  4. Stuff each shrimp with a heaping tablespoon stuffing and place back-side up in the prepared baking dish. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water to the bottom of the baking dish to keep shrimp moist during baking.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are opaque and stuffing begins to brown, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

601 Calories
27g Fat
44g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 318mg 106%
Sodium 1410mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 491mg 10%

* 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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