Cheddar Jalapeno Shrimp Recipe -
Cheddar Jalapeno Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cheddar Jalapeno Shrimp

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"This is a real crowd pleaser! We never have any left! We cook these on the grill, but you can also dip them in tempura batter and deep fry them."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cut the jalapeno peppers into thin strips. Place a strip or two of jalapeno pepper and cheddar cheese inside each shrimp.
  2. Sprinkle the stuffed shrimp with garlic powder and Old Bay Seasoning TM. Wrap each shrimp with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Thread shrimp onto skewers.
  3. Grill over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until firm.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2008

Had no bacon on hand so skipped that part along with the seasoning stuff. I used a smoked bacon cheddar cheese ball and cut thin slices to go with the thin slices of jalapeno. Along with some mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, sweet yellow onion and bell pepper strips, these were the most amazing kabobs ever. I mixed up some Chablis with virgin olive oil, lemon juice and one of those italian spice grinders to baste the kabobs with. You would never believe how quickly these disappeared!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was a lot more work than it originally seemed. The thick cut bacon burned before the cheese melted and the shrimp cooked throughly.

Jan 25, 2004

These are a bit time consuming, but they're well worth the effort! My friends just love these. I've made them along with grilled steak and chicken, which I'll have leftovers of. But, very rarely are there any of these great, rich, spicy shrimp! Very good!

Aug 15, 2005

These shrimp are delicious !! We added cajun spices to the shrimp before wrapping just for a little extra heat. Also, heeding other reviewer's advice, I cooked the bacon 1/2 way before wrapping it on the shrimp. Doing it this way, the shrimp didn't overcook on the grill. This is a new grilling staple for us - Thanks so much for the great recipe !!

Feb 05, 2012

This reccipe is a little time consuming, but one of my friends gave it 67 stars. Everyone loved it. The only thing that I changed based upon previous reviews wass to use a thinner cut of bacon, and bake for about 15 minutes at 400. I then turned over the shrimp, poured out the fat and cheese that had accumulated on the pan and broiled for the last 7 or 8 minutes. Perfection. Than you so mmuch for posting the recipe.

Apr 11, 2011

I precooked the bacon a little bit and put these on a sheet of aluminum foil on the grill on indirect heat. They were harder than I thought to put together and did take some time but once you got in the rhythm it wasn't so bad. Tasted wonderful!

Jun 13, 2004

This was good, but next time I will not use thick bacon because the shrimp were over cooked. I will also try it with green chili peppers.

Dec 14, 2009

I would rate this as ...ok. I made this recipe along with two other " shrimp-on-a-stick" recipes for a dinner party. These guys lingered while the others did not. Just missing ...something?


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  • Calories
  • 852 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 264 mg
  • 88%
  • Fat
  • 71.5 g
  • 110%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 39.4 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 1554 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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