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Cheesy butterflied shrimp filled with cheese and baked.
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Cheesy Baked Butterflied Shrimp

These fancy-looking yet super easy-to-make Cheesy Baked Butterflied Shrimp are the perfect party appetizers that will surely impress everyone. They will certainly bring shrimp to another level of deliciousness.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: butterflied shrimp, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 100 grams cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chives finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • ½ block quick-melt cheese
  • parsley chopped for toppings


  • In a bowl, add cream cheese, garlic, chives, and salt. Mix well to combine. Transfer to a plastic bag or piping bag and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Cut the whiskers of the shrimp, wash and pat dry.
  • Butterfly the Shrimp: Using kitchen scissors, cut though the length of the shell along the back from the opening next to the head up to the tail. Remove the vein using a toothpick or the tip of the knife. Slice the meat at the center to divide it into 2 halves almost all the way through. Open up the shrimp and lay it flat and gently press so it stays that way.
  • Arrange butterflied shrimp on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil on a single layer.
  • Pipe each shrimp with the cream cheese filling just enough to fill the top. Spread it using the back of a spoon. Add some shred of quick-melt cheese on top.
  • Bake the shrimp in a preheated oven at 200°C for 7-10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve while still warm.



Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg