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Shrimp Salsa Nachos in Cast Iron Pan
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Hearty Shrimp Skillet Nachos

Nachos are not just for snacking! These easy to make, flavor-packed Shrimp Nachos are hearty enough for meal time. Made with fresh & filling ingredients like shrimp, cilantro, salsa, beans, and more.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nachos with Shrimp, Shrimp Nachos
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 776cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8


  • Cast Iron Skillet



  • 8 ounces Raw shrimp
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • 12 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • 24 ounces Pace Chunky Salsa Medium
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
  • 3 tbsps chopped cilantro
  • 15 ounces black beans rinsed, and drained
  • 1 tomato seeded, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 4 ounces black olives

Optional Add-ons

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onion
  • Pace Picante Sauce – Medium


  • De-vein, and peel shrimp.
  • Add oil, spices, and shrimp to a small skillet and cook for about 3 minutes over medium heat turning the shrimp once. Shrimp cook quickly and will be pink when cooked throughout.
  • Once shrimp are done, remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Chop & prepare all your veggies.
  • Add all your chips to your cast iron skillet. I used a 12" double handled variety.
  • Add cheese and try to cover the chips underneath as well as on top.
  • Add drained and rinsed beans.
  • Add Salsa, and chopped onion & tomato.
  • Add 1 tbsp of cilantro, olives, and shrimp.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Top with remaining cilantro, and fresh avocado.
  • For additional flavor, add sour cream/Greek yogurt and Pace Picante Sauce – Medium to each portion. Enjoy!


Shrimp can be cooked ahead of time and added on right before baking.
You can jazz up canned shrimp by draining them, adding them to a small skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil and 1/2 tsp of taco seasoning. Pan fry for about 1 minute to give them some much-needed flavor. 
You can also prepare your vegetables ahead of time so that your dinner nachos can be ready quicker. 
Nutritional values are meant to be a guide and may differ. 


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 776cal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 2190mg | Potassium: 1117mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1039IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 486mg | Iron: 5mg