Shrimp-Jalapeño "Poppers"

13  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 60 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Shrimp-Jalapeño "Poppers" Recipe


  • 32 uncooked deveined peeled large shrimp (1 lb.)
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 32 RITZ Crackers
  • 6 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 11 slices bacon, each cut into 3 pieces
  • 4 fresh jalapeño peppers, each cut into 8 slices


  • Toss  shrimp with dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Meanwhile, mix sour cream and cilantro until blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat  grill to medium heat. Place crackers in single layer in disposable foil pan. Cut cheese into 16 slices, then cut each slice diagonally in half. Place on crackers; cover with foil.
  • Drain  shrimp; discard marinade. Wrap each shrimp with piece of bacon; thread onto skewers. (Discard remaining bacon piece.)
  • Grill  skewers 10 min. or until shrimp turn pink, turning frequently.
  • Meanwhile,  place covered foil pan with crackers next to shrimp skewers on grill grate; grill 2 min. Remove from grill. Let stand, covered, 1 to 2 min. or until cheese is slightly melted.
  • Remove  shrimp from skewers; place on crackers. Top with sour cream mixture and peppers.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseEnjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.

SubstitutePrepare using drained canned sliced jalapeño peppers.

Use Your OvenHeat broiler. Thread bacon-wrapped marinated shrimp onto skewers as directed. Place on rimmed baking sheet. Broil, 6 inches from heat, 10 min. or until shrimp pink, turning after 5 min. Remove from broiler. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place cheese-topped crackers in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 3 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted. Top with shrimp, sour cream mixture and peppers.


Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 2 topped crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 160 
    • Total fat 10 g
    • Saturated fat 4.5 g
    • Cholesterol 80 mg
    • Sodium 540 mg
    • Carbohydrate 5 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars <1 g
    • Protein 11 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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