Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Sunday, February 5, 2023
Jalapeño Poppers are so addicting! We love these fresh jalapeños sliced in half and coated with chili lime seasoning like the fried jalapeños from the Mexican restaurant. I then filled them with a delicious cream cheese, jack cheese, and shrimp filling before topping them with a delicious buttery cheesy panko bread topping.

A down shot of Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers topped with a panko topping in a small baking pan on top of a wooden cutting board.

I made Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers way back at the Super Bowl. I can't believe it's taken me this long to share. 

If your a seafood lover like we are Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers are for you! They are on the top of my list for all time favorite Jalapeño Poppers. I love all the cheesy goodness loaded with shrimp and crunchy panko topping. 

Whenever Colt and I go out for Mexican Food we order fried jalapeños. Our favorite restaurant coats the outside in chili lime seasoning, which happens to be my favorite part. So I decided to sprinkle the outside of the jalapeños with chili lime seasoning to really kick up the flavor of these Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños.

I didn't wear gloves, but they are probably a good idea to prevent the dreaded I touched a jalapeño, and then accidentally touched my face scenario. If you've never experienced it I don't suggest trying it. Cut 5-6 large Jalapeños in half, and use a spoon to remove seeds. Brush skin of jalapeños with olive oil, and sprinkle with Chili Lime Seasoning.

A down shot of sliced in half Jalapeños in a small rectangular pan filled with a cream cheese, shredded jack cheese and shrimp mixture.

Cream together: 
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Mix until well combined. Fold in 1/2 pound Bay Shrimp (small salad shrimp) and divide stuffing equally between jalapeños. 

A down shot of uncooked Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños topped with panko bread crumbs and shredded jack cheese in a small baking dish.

In a small bowl mix together: 
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Melted Butter
Mix until well combined.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Shredded Jack Cheese over the top of stuffed jalapeños. Then sprinkle the panko bread crumb mixture over the top. 

Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers topped with panko bread crumbs baked in a small baking dish on a wooden cutting board.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until panko is golden brown.

These are a must for your next party, or just because! 

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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
How to prepare Jalapeños for Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeños.
Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeños filled with creamy, cheesy shrimp filling, and then covered in panko bread crumbs from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 5-6 whole Large Jalapeños
  • 1-2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Chili Lime Seasoning
Creamy Cheesy Shrimp Filling
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Lime Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 pound Cooked Bay Shrimp
Panko Topping
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • 2 tablespoon Jack Cheese, Shredded


How to cook Shrimp Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice jalapeños in half and remove seeds.
  3. Brush skins of jalapeños with olive oil and sprinkle skin generously with chili lime seasoning.
  4. Place in a baking dish skin side down.
Creamy Cheesy Shrimp Filling
  1. Cream together cream cheese, jack cheese, chili lime seasoning, and salt.
  2. Fold in shrimp.
  3. Divide filling evenly between jalapeños.
Panko Topping
  1. Stir together panko bread crumbs and butter until well combined.
  2. Divide shredded cheese evenly over the top of jalapeños. Cover evenly with panko bread crumb mixture.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is bubbly, and panko crumbs golden brown.


You can double or triple the recipe as needed for more.

Nutrition Facts


292.38 kcal


22.86 g

Sat. Fat

11.79 g


4.92 g


0.78 g

Net carbs

4.14 g


1.86 g


17.68 g


441.97 mg


125.63 mg

Calories are estimated.

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  1. Time to pick up some chili lime seasoning! These poppers sound amazing!!

  2. This made me laugh--I never wear gloves and I can't tell you how many times I've touched my EYES after working with jalapeños. You'd think I'd learn. My dad is a huge shrimp lover so I'm going to have to make these for him sometime. They look delish!

  3. My mouth is on fire, but it's a happy fire! Delicious!

  4. LOVE jalapeno poppers and the addition of shrimp!

  5. Looking forward to making these shrimp poppers. what company makes the chili lime seasoning? Wasn't in my local Publix.

    1. I bought mine from Trader Joes, but most major grocery stores should carry it in the Mexican Food section. The most common name brand one is called Tajin Seasoning. If you google it, it might help get an idea of what the bottle looks like.

  6. Can I make these popper the day before?

    1. You could assemble them but I would wait to add the panko topping until right before baking to prevent the topping from becoming soggy. Thanks, Serena

  7. I didn't have chili lime seasonings so I used fresh squeezed lemon. I'm sure it would have been tastier with the right seasonings but it was delicious. I will definitely make them again with the chili lime. Photos on instagram, ggsster.

  8. Do you think these could be frozen?

    1. I haven't tried it but it seems like it would work. My only thought would be maybe the condensation from freezing could affect the panko. Maybe make the topping fresh? If you try freezing them I would love to hear how it goes. Thanks, Serena


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