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Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes start with crispy chewy salted baked potatoes topped with shrimp and a savory Parmesan cheese, cream cheese and basil sauce.

We use large russet potatoes and serve this as a main dish. You could also serve this sauce over diced roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes.

This easy recipe is a great lunch, dinner or side dish for two.

two Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes on a tray.
Loaded Shrimp Baked Potato

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How to make Loaded Shrimp Baked Potatoes:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork.

In a bowl, rub the potatoes with some cooking oil until completely coated.

Sprinkle all over generously with the coarse salt.

two russet potatoes coated in oil and coarse salt in a bowl.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with foil.

two russet potatoes coated in oil and coarse salt on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bake for 1 hour, or until slightly soft and golden brown.

When the potatoes have about 20 minutes left to cook, melt the butter and cream cheese in a sauce pan.

cream cheese and butter in a sauce pan.

Stir in the heavy cream and simmer on medium low, about 7 – 10 minutes, stirring often.

cream cheese sauce in a sauce pan.

Add in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower heat and keep warm.

cream basil sauce cooking in a pan.
Cream Basil Sauce

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a little oil or butter.

Pat the shrimp very dry then sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.

shrimp sprinkled with old bay seasoning.

Cook the shrimp until pink and opaque, flipping over half way through, about 2 minutes per side.

shrimp cooking in a frying pan.

Place the baked potatoes on plates and cut the tops down the center. Gently split them open.

Top with the cream basil sauce, fried shrimp, and parsley if desired.

two loaded shrimp baked potatoes on a tray.
Seafood Stuffed Potatoes
two loaded shrimp baked potatoes on a tray.
Yield: Serves 2

Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes start with crispy chewy salted baked potatoes topped with shrimp and a savory Parmesan cheese, cream cheese and basil sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • Cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound shrimp (I buy peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce the skin several times with a knife or fork.
  3. In a bowl, rub the potatoes with some cooking oil until completely coated.
  4. Sprinkle all over generously with the coarse salt.
  5. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, or until slightly soft and golden brown.
  7. When the potatoes have about 20 minutes left to cook, melt the butter and cream cheese in a sauce pan.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer on medium low, about 7 - 10 minutes, stirring often.
  9. Add in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower heat and keep warm.
  10. Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a little oil or butter.
  11. Pat the shrimp very dry then sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.
  12. Cook the shrimp until pink and opaque, flipping over half way through, about 2 minutes per side.
  13. Place the baked potatoes on plates and cut the tops down the center. Gently split them open.
  14. Top with the cream basil sauce, fried shrimp, and parsley if desired.

Notes

  • Shrimp is naturally high in sodium.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 742Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 365mgSodium: 2872mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 42g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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