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Appetizer & Sides

Cheesy Shrimp Nachos

Prep Time: 10 MIN  |  Cook Time: 30 MIN  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 900
Prep Time
10 MIN
Cook Time
30 MIN

<p>Tender shrimp, marinated with spices, lime juice, garlic and cilantro, then pan grilled with peppers and onions and piled high on blue corn tortilla chips with loads of Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, tomatoes and jalapeno slices. Shredded lettuce, olives, pico de galloand fresh guacamole round out this plentiful pile of cheesy perfection.</p>

  • ​1/2​​ cup ​​Fresh lime juice
  • ​2​​ Tbsp.​​ Avocado oil
  • ​1/2​​ cup​​ Fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • ​2​​ tsp.​​ Chili powder
  • ​1​​ tsp.​​ Ground cumin
  • 2​​ cloves ​​Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2​​lbs. ​​Uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1​​ med.​​ Red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1​​ med.​​ Orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1​​ med.​​ Red onion, cut into thin strips
  • ​1 ​​bag​​ Blue corn tortilla chips
  • 4 ​​cups​​ Sargento® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2​​ cup​​ Diced tomatoes
  • ​2 ​​med.​​ Jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
  • ​1/2 ​​cup ​​Diced red onion
  • 1 ​​cup​​ Fresh cilantro leaves
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, pico de gallo, sour cream, fresh guacamole
  1. In a large bowl, combine lime juice and next 5 ingredients. Whisk to combine. Fold in shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Drain shrimp in a colander, discarding marinade.
  3. Pre-heat a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Add shrimp and saute', stirring quickly and often until shrimp are almost cooked through or opaque in color. Transfer to a large, shallow bowl and refrigerate to cool quickly.
  4. Add red and orange peppers and red onions to pan. Saute' mixture for 2-3 minutes or until softened and slightly charred. Transfer to the large bowl of shrimp and toss mixture well.
  5. To assemble nachos: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Place a layer of chips on a large, ovenproof platter or baking sheet. Spoon half of the shrimp and pepper mixture over the layer of tortilla chips. Top with half of the cheese, another layer of tortilla chips, the remainder of the shrimp mixture and the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese in well melted. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, jalapeno slices, diced red onion and cilantro leaves. Serve with shredded lettuce, olives, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole on the side. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
6 Servings
Serving Size: (387g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 900
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50 grams
Saturated Fat 17 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 24 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 grams
Total Carbohydrates 62 grams
Dietary Fiber 8 grams
Total Sugars 4 grams
Protein 53 grams
Vitamin A 227RE
Vitamin C 55mg 90%
Calcium 681mg 70%
Iron 5mg 25%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.