A fun and easy 4-ingredients appetizer, Shrimp Guacamole Bites! Easy ingredients make way for an easy to prepare finger food that is perfect for family gatherings, tailgating, and parties.
Guacamole Shrimp Bites
This recipe is absolute finger food perfection. A total crowd pleaser with chips, guacamole, and juicy shrimp!
When I first tested this one out on my family the shrimp guacamole bites were literally flying off the platter into their mouths.
Not only is it crowd pleasing but this one is super simple to make!
- Bag of Scoops/Dipper Chips – There are a couple different brands who make these style chips. The most popular one is the Tostitos Scoops. The chips that I found that worked best was actually the Aldi’s brand, they were a little thicker and had less ridges, making it easier to scoop in the guacamole and the thickness made it harder for the chips to maybe break under the weight of the toppings. I am sure there are other good ones out there too wherever you shop!
- Raw Cleaned Shrimp – If you can find a bag of raw shrimp that is already cleaned with no shell I highly recommend grabbing that bag because it is going to make this recipe that much easier! If not that is okay you will just want to make sure you remove the shells off the thawed shrimp before moving on baking them.
- Taco Seasoning – Use whatever taco seasoning you have, if you need a taco seasoing I highly recommend my Homemade Taco Seasoning.
- Guacamole – Call me lazy but I definitely use store bought guacamole in this recipe. Of course you are welcome to make your own to use!
For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.
Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a sheet pan.
In a bowl toss the shrimp with the taco seasoning until coated. Transfer the shrimp to the sheet pan. Cook in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until the shrimp is done (it gets pink and plump).
While shrimp cooks fill a platter with the chips. Scoop a spoonful of guacamole into each chip.
When shrimp is done carefully place one shrimp on top of each of the guacamole chips and serve.
Garnishing with cilantro or a splash of lime juice is optional.
Tips, Tricks, & Questions
- After a bit the chips unfortunately will start to get a tad soggy on the bottoms where the guacamole is. So you will not want to make these a head of time. You can however cook the shrimp with the taco seasoning, cool them down, and store them in the fridge until you are ready to make the shrimp guacamole bites as long as you don’t mind the shrimp being cold!
Feel free to play with the flavors!
- Use a flavored guacamole! They make so many variations now. Try a guacamole that is spicy, has fruit like pineapple, or maybe one that is flavored like chipotle.
- Mix up the shrimp seasoning! Try a different seasoning. A Cajun Spice seasoning would be amazing, or try making your taco seasoning with smoked paprika or chipotle chili powder for a flavorful twist!
If you like these Shrimp Guacamole Bites you might also like:
- Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese
- Dried Beef Pickle Roll Ups
- Warm Buffalo Chickpea Dip
- Greek Layer Dip
- Easy Mexican Street Corn Dip
- Oven Baked Shrimp
- How to Make A Sheet Pan Snack Platter
- bag of scoops/dipper chips
- 12 ounce raw cleaned shrimp
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 16 ounces guacamole
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a sheet pan.
- In a bowl toss shrimp with the taco seasoning until coated. Transfer the shrimp to the sheet pan. Cook in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked.
- While the shrimp cooks fill a platter with the chips. With a spoon scoop guacamole into each chip.
- When the shrimp is done carefully place shrimp on top of each of the guacamole chips and serve. Optionally garnish with cilantro or a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Shrimp is done when they turn white and pink and become plump, they will also shrink down slightly is size.
Because the chips will begin to get soggy under the guacamole you cannot make this recipe ahead of time. You can have the shrimp fully cooked in the taco seasoning and stored in the fridge ready to make ahead of time.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 680mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g
Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.
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