These Shrimp Toast are both an elegant and easy appetizer to make. They feature crispy rounds of french bread dressed with a perfectly seasoned shrimp topping that’s simple to make. Serve them for parties, game day snacking, holiday gatherings or any time small bites are on the menu.
Easy Shrimp Toast Recipe
The shrimp in this easy dish is delicate and flavorful, yet mild on the palate. Using flavored cream cheese adds another dimension to this dish. It adds wonderful tanginess and pairs so well with the parmesan. How do you make simple Shrimp Toast: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)
- Prepare the French Bread – Preheat oven to broil setting. Brush a large sheet pan with oil or spray with cooking spray.
- Brush the Bread with Oil – Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Arrange the baguette slices on the sheet pan. Broil for 2-3 minutes per side or just until lightly toasted.
- Vegetables – In a skillet heat a drizzle of olive oil cooking red bell pepper and green onion over medium-high heat just until they begin to soften.
- Shrimp – Cook the shrimp for 2 minutes until fully cooked.
- Seasonings – Add the seafood seasoning, granulated garlic, salt and lemon pepper to the shrimp. Mix thoroughly, then add cream cheese, 1/2 cup colby jack cheese, Parmesan cheese and a few dashes of hot sauce. Mix well and remove from the heat.
- Assemble – Divide the shrimp mixture evenly between the toasted baguette slices and top with reserved shredded colby jack cheese. Dust tops with paprika.
- Bake- Bake in a 400°F preheated oven per the recipe until tops are golden and the cheese has melted. You can switch to the broil setting at the end of baking to brown further, if desired.
- Garnish with green onions and serve.
How to Make the Best Shrimp Toast Recipe
- Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Shrimp Toast: French baguette sliced into 16 even portions, olive oil, medium shrimp peeled, deveined and roughly chopped, red bell pepper, green onions, seafood seasoning i.e. Old Bay or Seafood Magic, granulated garlic, salt, lemon pepper, paprika, chive and onion cream cheese, hot sauce, shredded colby jack and cheese Parmesan cheese.
- Kitchen tools you’ll need: Medium skillet, sharp knife and cutting board, cheese grater, measuring cups and spoons and a sheet pan.
- It’s important to be prepared and have everything chopped and measured in advance. This recipe moves very fast and is ready in around 30 minutes from start to finish.
- You can use McCormick Old Bay Seasoning or Seafood Magic seasoning in this recipe. You can also use your favorite brand.
- Seafood seasonings have varying amounts of sodium in them so make any adjustments to the amount in the recipe as needed. Any brand of seafood seasoning that you enjoy will work!
- I highly recommend using freshly shredded cheese for the topping. It just melts so much better than pre-shredded cheese.
- You can use Tabasco sauce or any brand of hot sauce that you enjoy for the shrimp filling.
- You can reheat Shrimp Toast in an air fryer for a couple of minutes at 325°F or gently in single servings in the microwave. You can also reheat under the oven broiler.
- You can store Shrimp Toast in an airtight container chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- 1 16 inch french baguette sliced into 16 even portions
- olive oil
- 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined and roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
- 6 medium green onions thinly sliced
- 1 tsp seafood seasoning i.e. Old Bay or Seafood Magic
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
- 4 oz chive and onion cream cheese softened
- few dashes hot sauce
- 1 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese divided use
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- smoked paprika for dusting the tops
- Preheat oven to broil setting. Brush a large sheet pan with oil or spray with cooking spray.
- Brush both sides of bread with olive oil. Arrange baguette slices on pan. Broil for 2-3 minutes per side or just until toasted.
- Meanwhile, In a skillet heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add red bell pepper and green onion. Cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or just until beginning to soften. (Reserve some green onion for garnishing.)
- To the skillet add the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes until shrimp is fully cooked then add seafood seasoning, granulated garlic, salt and lemon pepper. Mix thoroughly, then add cream cheese, 1/2 cup colby jack cheese, Parmesan cheese and a few dashes of hot sauce.
- Turn the heat off and mix until fully combined. Remove from heat.
- Divide shrimp mixture evenly between baguette slices and top with reserved shredded colby jack cheese. Dust tops with paprika.
- Lower oven to 400°F. Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until tops are golden and cheese has melted. Broil at the end to brown further, if desired.
- Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.