Easy Baked Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast has all the makings of the most amazing appetizer or side dish, full of fresh shrimp mixed with robust flavors and baked to perfection every time.

Appetizers never last long at parties and these spicy sausage cheese balls, cheesy ranch buffalo chicken dip, and crescent pizza rolls will all be gone before you know it.

A white background with sliced lemons layered on top on either side of the shrimp toast that is cut into triangular pieces by The Food Cafe.

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Shrimp Toast

When it comes to making appetizers I get so excited, why you ask?  Because it’s a time you can get creative or fancy on a small scale, and everybody loves to have appetizers.  This shrimp toast recipe has been in our family since my Grandma use to cook with me when I was a little girl.

It all starts off with a nice hearty ciabatta bread loaf that gets smothered with a creamy and robust shrimp mixture, then topped off with some seasoned stuffing mix to add a little crust to the top.  It is sensational and delicious with every bite. 

A close up of the layers of shrimp mixture on the toast with a white background, the perfect appetizer by The Food Cafe

What is shrimp toast?

Shrimp toast is a creamy mixture of shrimp, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and seasonings that is baked on a bread loaf and served as a delicious appetizer or hors d’oeuvre.

What are the ingredients to make this shrimp toast recipe?

  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 large bread loaf or ciabatta
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup stuffing mix or bread crumbs, ground
  • 1 lemon, sliced

What health benefits do shrimp have?

Shrimp are rich in protein, they have approximately 20 grams which is only a few less grams than that of chicken breast.  They are high nutrients such as selenium and B12, and have also been shown to reduce inflammation.

The great thing about appetizers is they are simply finger foods that can sometimes turn into meals on their own.  I love to make these sweet and spicy crock pot party wings, or maple glazed bacon wrapped little smokies, they both are easy to make and utensils required.Triangle cut slices of toast loaded with a creamy shrimp mixture by The Food Cafe.

How to make shrimp toast

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Slice your bread loaf in half lengthwise and set aside on a rimmed baking sheet.  Chop shrimp up into small pieces and squeeze about 2 tsp of lemon over and mix.
  3. In a large bowl add all the ingredients together, except 1 tbsp of butter and the stuffing mix.
  4. Spread the cheesy shrimp mixture evenly on both pieces of bread.  In a small bowl melt remaining tbsp of butter and pour over stuffing mix.  Stir to combine and sprinkle over the top of each piece of bread.  Bake for 20 minutes and serve with additional lemon slices. Pictorial reference of how to make baked shrimp toast, by The Food Cafe

If you are gearing up for the football games this weekend or the Super Bowl that is quickly approaching you may have a rowdy crowd with big appetites.  These sheet pan chicken nachos, sheet pan beef nachos, and sheet pan chili cheese nachos will more than keep your crowd feisty and fed.A slice of shrimp toast on a white background topped with chopped green onions, and served with a lemon slice, by The Food Cafe.

Are you looking for more appetizer ideas?  Look no further!

Shrimp Toast, The Food Cafe

shrimp toast recipe

Baked Shrimp Toast

Servings: 12 people
Shrimp toast has all the makings of the most amazing appetizer or side dish, full of fresh shrimp mixed with robust flavors and baked to perfection every time.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2- pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 large bread loaf or ciabatta
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup stuffing mix or breadcrumbs ground
  • 1 lemon sliced

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice your bread loaf in half lengthwise and set aside on a rimmed baking sheet. Chop shrimp up into small pieces and squeeze about 2 tsp of lemon over and mix.
  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients together, except 1 tbsp of butter and the stuffing mix.
  • Spread the cheesy shrimp mixture evenly on both pieces of bread. In a small bowl melt remaining tbsp of butter and pour over stuffing mix. Stir to combine and sprinkle over the top of each piece of bread. Bake for 20 minutes and serve with additional lemon slices.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: shrimp toast, baked shrimp toast
Author: Shannon Johanson

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 628mg, Potassium: 84mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 428IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 107mg, Iron: 1mg

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