Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe -
Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
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Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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"A make-ahead appetizer, that looks very pretty on the plate."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins

    45 mins


  1. Cut the top off each cherry tomato, and scoop out the pulp. Place the tomatoes upside down on paper towels to drain.
  2. In a food processor, mix the shrimp, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, horseradish, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
  3. With a pastry bag, pipe the shrimp mixture into the cherry tomatoes. Garnish with parsley, and refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2005

I made it for a wedding shower, and everyone loved it. I also added bacon into the mixture. If you turn the tomatoes stem down and cut off the bottoms then scooping out the mixture, they won't roll around on your plate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2011

Just average for us. Hubs and I were both disappointed that we could barely taste the shrimp. If I make these again, I would "up" the amount of shrimp big time!

Jul 25, 2004

I always like to follow a recipe as written and make any alterations to the recipe, if it was worth a second try, after tasting it once. That said, I made this recipe when I needed to bring something to a cookout and I found tomatoes on sale. I followed the recipe exactly as written BUT I left out the shrimp. (some people are allergic to shellfish and I didn't want to have to post warnings about my contribution to the table especially when the ingredients are not obvious) It was a hit. They were tasty, refreshing little morsels to pop in your mouth. Next time I will try it with a little finely chopped onion or scallions and of course, shrimp. Nice recipe, DeltaQueen 50. To the reviewer below. I cleaned the tomatoes and made the cheese filling the night before. Next day, construction was a breeze. You have the right idea about the greens for a "bed to nest" the tomatoes on. Next time try to julienne or finely shred a few lettuce/romaine/cabbage leaves to make a "fluffier bed" for them to nest upon

Jul 23, 2003

What a great way to use up leftover shrimp! I took what was left from Christmas Eve out of the freezer and whipped up this pretty little appetizer for our dinner party last night. I did, however, add garlic and onion powder and a bit of cayenne. Thanks so much!

Aug 13, 2007

Fabulous & easy! I took other's advice and added some Old Bay. It was PHENOMENAL... the tomatoes weren't hard at all (I prepped everything the night before & assembled the next day) and my extra went GREAT on ritz crackers! I'll probably forego the tomatoes next time & just do the crackers w/ dip. It was GREAT! I put all the dip into a large ziploc bag to sit in the fridge overnight. The next day, I arranged my tomatoes, snipped the corner off the bag & piped as normal. Easy clean up! ;) Thanks, Delta Queen!

Mar 16, 2007

These are terrific. I made them the night before and had a hard time trying to restrain myself from eating just one more. Each time I messed one up, I said, YES!!! Seriously - I left out the salt/pepper and instead added 1 Tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning and it was fantastic!! Im sure you could use some Creole seasoning as well, but the Old Bay really tied the flavors together and made it salty enough so that no extra salt was needed. I highly recommend it! Good Luck.

Apr 08, 2003

Very good and very, it can be made ahead of time. I used the small bay-type shrimp since it was going thru the food processor. It was a hit with the group I made it for. Thanks.

Sep 11, 2006

When I taste-tested this filling before stuffing the tomatoes, I wasn't terribly impressed, but when I tasted the tomato with the filling it just worked perfectly. This was a great way to use up the gazillion cherry tomatoes from our garden! I added a teaspoon of prepared pesto into the mixture and they became addictive! It took more than 2 pints of tomatoes to use up the mixture. Maybe my tomatoes were small. Thanks for the recipe, DeltaQueen!


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

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

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