Stuffed Shrimp – Toni’s Recipes

Stuffed shrimp is the perfect holiday appetizer. It is tasty, beautiful, and easy to make. If you are looking for an appetizer idea that will blow every away, I recommend this dish. You can make it your own!

Ready to jazz up your seafood routine? Picture this: shrimp, seasoned just right with olive oil, paprika, Old Bay, garlic powder, onion powder, herbs, and pepper. Now, the fun partmixing up an amazing filling. Think crab, spinach, artichokes, mayo, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, and more herbs. Stuff those seasoned shrimp with this delicious filling, pop ’em in the oven, and get ready to impress!

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What is stuffed shrimp?

Stuffed shrimp is a seafood dish where large shrimp that are butterflied and filled with a flavorful stuffing. The stuffing can vary widely and often includes a combination of breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic, and sometimes crabmeat or cheese. Once prepared, the stuffed shrimp are usually baked then broiled until the shrimp are cooked through and the stuffing is golden brown, resulting in a deliciously savory and satisfying special seafood dish.

Why everyone loves this recipe Stuffed Shrimp

  • Irresistible Flavor– Stuffed shrimp is a crowd pleaser because the flavors are unique and irresistible.
  • Perfect for Crowds– Stuffed shrimp’s easy-to-handle, bite-sized nature makes it the perfect addition to any crowd-filled event. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending a potluck, these delectable morsels are not just a treat for the taste buds but also a hassle-free delight that keeps the socializing going.
  • Versatile-Get creative in the kitchen by making stuffed shrimp your own culinary canvas. Experiment with diverse fillings, spices, and dipping sauces to tailor this seafood sensation to your unique taste, turning every bite into a personalized flavor adventure.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Shrimp
  • Crab Meat (Optional)
  • Spinach
  • Artichoke
  • Mayo
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Spices
  • Cheese

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Substitutions & Recipe Variations

  • Make it Keto- No breadcrumbs, No Problem! Skip the breadcrumbs in this recipe and make it 100% keto free!
  • Make it without Mayo- Not a Mayo fan? No problem! Use sour cream or even cream cheese for your binder.?
  • Make it Cajun- Love Cajun spice flair? Add some cajun seasoning to your mixture to really give it a kick!

FAQ for Stuffed Shrimp

  1. Can I prep this recipe ahead of time?

YES! This is one of my favorite recipes ever because you can prep it the day before and bake off the day of!

2. What size shrimp do you use?

I prefer to use larger shrimp for this recipe. If it is in the budget, I recommend 16-20 shrimp, 21-25 shrimp are also great!

3. I’m allergic to shrimp! Can I use this filling for any other recipes?

Yes! This filling is perfect for any seafood protein, I love to add it on shrimp too!

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Stuffed Shrimp

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American


For the shrimp

  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp old bay
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp driedherbs
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For the filling

  • 8 oz lumporclawcrabmeat optional
  • 1 cup cookedspinach strained & chopped
  • 6 oz choppedartichokes strained & chopped
  • 1 cup mayo you can also use sour cream or cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 8 oz cheese I used mozzarella and pepperjack
  • 1 tbsp mincedgarlic
  • 1 tsp garlicpowder
  • 1 tsp driedherbs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest of lemon

For the Garlic Butter Dill Sauce

  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsps minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh dill chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Season the deveined, butterflied shrimp with a mix of olive oil, smoked paprika, Old Bay, garlic powder, onion powder, dried herbs, and pepper.

  • In a separate bowl, create the filling by combining lump or claw crab meat (optional), cooked and strained spinach, chopped artichokes, mayo, breadcrumbs, cheese of choice, minced garlic, garlic powder, dried herbs, and garlic salt.

  • Fill each butterflied shrimp with the prepared stuffing mixture.

  • Bake until the shrimp are cooked through and the stuffing is golden and bubbly.

  • Serve and savor the deliciousness of your homemade stuffed shrimp!

Keyword Easy Recipes, easy cornbread, coconut shrimp, Seafood

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