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Copy Cat Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos Recipe

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Sometimes you just crave nachos. Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos.

This copycat recipe tastes just like Red Lobster’s version, though some might say it tastes better.

Shrimp Nachos filled with flavors and colors that are sure to have your mouth watering.

Most of the time, I’m lazy and leave the shrimp whole, but if you’re ambitious you can also cut up the shrimp.

Cutting the shrimp up you can mix all the ingredients, except the tortilla chips, and treat it more like a dip than nachos. 

Red Lobster Copy Cat Shrimp Nachos Recipe

Shrimp Nachos Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 to 1/2 pound shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined

1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded

1 cup mild Cheddar Cheese, shredded

4 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup milk, or more as needed

40 to 50 tortilla chips

2 plum tomatoes, diced

2 tsp cilantro, chopped

1 Tbsp fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped

2 Tbsp sour cream

2 or 3 fresh jalapeno pepper for garnish (optional)

Shrimp Nachos Recipe Directions:

Drop the shrimp into a medium pot of boiling water

Cook the shrimp until they turn pink; this will only take 2 to 4 minutes.

Remove from the boiling water immediately.

Stop the shrimp from cooking by immersing in cold water.

Prepare the cheese sauce by combining the Jack, Cheddar, and cream cheeses in a medium pot over low to medium heat.

Stir in the milk to thin the sauce you can add additional milk if you desire.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the tortilla chips on a large ovenproof plate.

Heat the chips until they are crisp–5 to 7 minutes.

While the chips are heating, prepare the pico de gallo by stirring together the tomatoes, cilantro, and chopped jalapeno.

Assemble the nachos by spooning cheese sauce over the chips. Then top with the pico de gallo and the shrimp.

Garnish your nachos with sour cream and slices of fresh jalapeno.

Makes: 2 main dish or 4 appetizer servings

Why stick to Copy Cat–Make these Shrimp Nachos Your Own with These Additions:

shredded lettuce

shredded cabbage or slaw

fresh or pickled onion

salsa

pico de gallo

sour cream or Greek yogurt

guacamole

sliced jalapeños

pickled jalapeños

chopped tomatoes

olives

salsa verde

 

Red Lobster Copy Cat Shrimp Nachos Recipe

CopyCat Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos Recipe

Yield: 2 large servings or 4 appetizers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Nachos are filled with flavors and colors that are sure to have your mouth watering and remind you of those on the menu at Red Lobster.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 pound shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mild Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk, or more as needed
  • 40 to 50 tortilla chips
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 or 3 fresh jalapeno pepper for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Drop the shrimp into a medium pot of boiling water
  2. Cook the shrimp until they turn pink; this will only take 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Remove from the boiling water immediately.
  4. Stop the shrimp from cooking by immersing in cold water.
  5. Prepare the cheese sauce by combining the Jack, Cheddar and cream cheeses in a medium pot over low to medium heat.
  6. Stir in the milk to thin the sauce you can add additional milk if you desire.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Place the tortilla chips on a large ovenproof plate.
  9. Heat the chips until they are crisp–5 to 7 minutes.
  10. While the chips are heating, prepare the pico de gallo by stirring together the tomatoes, cilantro and chopped jalapeno.
  11. Assemble the nachos by spooning cheese sauce over the chips. Then top with the pico de gallo and the shrimp.
  12. Garnish your nachos with sour cream and slices of fresh jalapeno.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1026Total Fat: 63gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 375mgSodium: 1975mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 53g

Nutrional information may not be accurate

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