Rich and Cheesy Shrimp-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Shrimp-Stuffed Baked Potatoes on blue plate

 seapak.com

Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
456 Calories
13g Fat
60g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 456
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 933mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1577mg 34%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These stuffed baked potatoes couldn't be easier to make. The shrimp makes for a unique twist on traditional twice-baked potatoes. Taking a simple baked potato and piling it high with all kinds of ingredients makes for a fun dinner, and also an excellent way to use up all kinds of leftovers from the fridge. A great way to stretch out a few extra slices of steak, some stir-fry, the last scoopfuls of chili, or even a couple of shrimp.

And, this is such a fun way to get the kids engaged in helping with making dinner. While you cook up the potatoes, let them look around in the refrigerator or pantry and pick and choose different items to fill their potato with. This is a great way to encourage creativity, and of course, when kids choose their own foods, they are much more likely to eat them.

Add a tossed green salad or Caesar salad to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen shrimp scampi, such as SeaPak Shrimp Scampi

  • 2 large baking potatoes

  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Fresh dill, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Rinse the potatoes and prick several times with a fork.

  3. Place potatoes in the microwave and cook on high for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked (or you can also cook them in an oven all the way through).

  4. Cut each potato in half lengthwise.

  5. Scoop out the potato flesh into a medium mixing bowl. Set potato skin shells on a baking sheet.

  6. Sauté the shrimp scampi in a large skillet over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes (follow package directions). The shrimp should be almost fully cooked.

  7. Scoop out the shrimp with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  8. Pour the scampi sauce from the pan into a mixing bowl with the innards of the potatoes. Mash the scampi sauce with the potato.

  9. Add the cheese, sour cream, and shrimp. Stir to incorporate. Add black pepper to taste.

  10. Scoop potato and shrimp mixture into the four potato skin shells. Place them on the baking sheet, and bake stuffed potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes until thoroughly heated.

  11. Plate and garnish with fresh dill, serve hot.

Recipe Variations

  • Get creative and see what's hanging out in the fridge. Top your potatoes with everything from black beans, salsa, cheese, leftover steak, chicken, and whatever your heart desires.
  • If you have the time, make your own homemade shrimp scampi and sauce.