Poor Man's Shrimp Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Poor Man's Shrimp Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Poor Man's Shrimp

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"Shell macaroni are stuffed with a creamy tuna mixture in this easy to prepare, fun to eat appetizer. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves with toothpicks, and make sure plenty of cocktail sauce is available! Be prepared with additional 'shrimp' ready to fill the serving dish as your guests make this great appetizer disappear quickly. I keep extras in the fridge. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add shell macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cool water.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, celery, green bell pepper, onion and creamy salad dressing.
  3. Stuff the shell macaroni with the tuna mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2006

I made this recipe for my sisters baby shower. The theme was "Think Pink" and most of the food was pink. Not only did this dish look great on the food table, the guests enjoyed it. I would definately use the recipe again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

It was a good recipe, but it was pointed out to me by a few people at my gathering that it did not taste like shrimp. The shells were hard to stuff too. I would make this recipe again, though. Good.


6 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

Wouldn't call it shrimp, but wonderfully healthy finger food !

Sep 13, 2011

I love this recipe...i drop the shrimp and just make the tuna salad and the bigger shells and take this for a quick, easy to tranport/eat on the go lunch

Dec 15, 2013

I liked this, but I tweaked the recipe a ton because I thought it was bland. May be my fault; my first change was Greek yogurt in place of Miracle Whip. That probably made the filling less flavorful. I added hot sauce, a little bit of rum, bit of vinegar for the classic MW zest, and a few different spices. Then I liked it better! I will make these again, and may follow the recipe.

Aug 25, 2013

This recipe is good but need's some other ingredents to get the flavor of being anything close to poor mans shrimp.will work with it more to see what I can make it better. as of now it's just tuna salad in a shell.


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  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

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

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