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Quick and Easy Chipotle Shrimp Cups -- perfect party finger foods and SO easy!
Quick and Easy Chipotle Shrimp Cups

Quick and Easy Chipotle Shrimp Cups -- perfect party finger foods and SO easy!

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Chipotle Shrimp Cups
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These little bites look so fancy, but are actually ready in 20 minutes flat! A tangy, cream mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions is piped into crispy phyllo cups and topped with spicy chipotle shrimp. You won't be able to eat just one!
Serves: 8 (3-4 apps per serving)
Cup and Filling Ingredients:
  • 2 (15-count) packages Phyllo cups
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 grinds pepper
Chipotle Shrimp Ingredients:
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined with tails and shells removed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro (for garnish)
  1. Crisp the cups: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Crisp your phyllo cups on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes before setting aside to cool completely.
  2. Fill the cups: When the cups are cool, whip the Philadelphia Cream Cheese, sour cream, green onions, salt, and pepper together. Transfer this mixture to a zip-top bag with the corner cut off and fill each phyllo cup.
  3. Make the Chipotle Shrimp: Process the chipotle peppers and sauce in a food processor until smooth. Place the puree, shrimp, and garlic together in a zip-top bag and gently work the bag around until the shrimp are well coated. Place the shrimp in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to marinate. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Add the shrimp and sauce to the pan and sprinkle with salt and the lime juice. Cook for around 4 minutes, tossing the shrimp as needed, until the shrimp are cooked through. Remove from the heat and gently mix in the butter.
  4. Assemble: Top each filled cup with one shrimp and a leaf of cilantro. Serve warm.


Quick and Easy Chipotle Shrimp CupsFor quick and easy entertaining, turn to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Always have it on hand to create fun appetizers and desserts that pop. I had a great time developing my Chipotle Shrimp Cups for my life story group. For more creamy, delicious recipe ideas, click here.

8 Comments on Quick and Easy Chipotle Shrimp Cups

  1. Laura @MotherWouldKnow
    March 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm (5 years ago)

    I love using those tiny cups for appetizers – so cute. And chipotle shrimp – yes, please!

  2. Sandy @ RE
    March 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm (5 years ago)

    These look delightful for spring! Love shrimp appetizers.

  3. Lisa Lin
    March 30, 2016 at 12:05 am (5 years ago)

    Oh, I love getting together with friends and cooking for each other! I’m sure these shrimp cups will be a hit at your next gathering!

  4. David Crowley
    March 30, 2016 at 7:11 am (5 years ago)

    what a great presentation! love finding new ways to serve shrimp.

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    March 31, 2016 at 12:52 pm (5 years ago)

    My four year old is OBSESSED with shrimp lately so we are always on the look out for new recipes!!

  6. Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    April 4, 2016 at 6:19 am (5 years ago)

    That filling sounds incredible! I absolutely love Philadelphia cream cheese in savory dishes and should make more recipes like this (rather than mostly just sweets!). These cups look like the perfect quick and easy appetizer!


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