Now say that 3 times fast lol! I have a very popular appetizer that is requested for me to bring to most family functions which is a Jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese and shrimp and wrapped in bacon. It is as good as it sounds and easy to make but not the prettiest presentation. I always like to take recipes I already make and remix them into something else. I already knew there were dips like this so I decided to turn this appetizer into a dip and I’m so glad I did! Let’s cook!
- 1 block of cream cheese, softened
- 4 jalapeños diced (you can remove seeds unless you want the heat) set aside a tablespoon of the fresh jalapeño to sprinkle on top
- 6-8 slices of bacon, raw and chopped
- 10-12 shrimp, raw
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups of shredded cheese (I used Mexican blend and cheddar but Colby jack would be good too)
- Seasonings (I used Tony’s, Dry ranch dressing, garlic and onion powder)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
Directions : Preheat oven to 375 (you thought I was gonna say 350 huh?) Season shrimp with Tony’s, garlic and onion powder and set aside. Begin by cooking diced bacon in a sauté pan on medium high heat. Once bacon is crispy remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Remove all but about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease. Add 1 tablespoons butter and add jalapeños. Pan should still be on medium high heat. Once jalapeños are sautéed (you don’t need them softened so this should be like 2-3 minutes) remove to drain and add remaining tablespoon of butter. Add shrimp and cook til pink (looks more like orange to me lol) on both sides and remove. Do not pour out juice from pan! In another bowl mix the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and about cream and 1 to 1/2 cups of cheese. Add dry ranch seasoning to taste. Add bacon (save a few pieces to sprinkle on top tho) jalapeños, shrimp (I did a rough chop on my cooked shrimp prior to adding) and pour in juice from pan and mix thoroughly. Taste to se if additional seasoning is needed. Spread in a baking dish and top with additional cheese, bacon, jalapeños and bake in oven for 20-25 until slightly brown and crispy on top.
This was delicious and perfect for all the football parties you may attend or if you’re still social distancing just make an eat at home for football Sunday or whatever reason. Personally we just like to eat lol! As always if you make this tag me on Instagram @severalpeoplesmama and make sure you’re following me to see all our shenanigans!