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Queso Shrimp Dip Nachos

Nachos are taken to a whole new level of yum when tortilla chips are topped with a creamy, cheesy shrimp dip mixture and then even more cheese!!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Finger Food, Nachos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 lb small shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes adjust to taste,
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar or chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 10-oz can diced tomatoes and chilies, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda Cheese
  • 1 10-oz bag tortilla chips (you want them on the thicker side, to hold up to the sauce and not get soggy!)
  • Chopped tomatoes & green onions, f or other toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat and melt butter. Add the shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes and stir. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until pink.
  • Stir in the white wine vinegar and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  • Add the drained diced tomatoes and chilies and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, ½ cup Cheddar and Gouda, until melted. Remove from heat. 
  • Spread tortilla chips into a microwave-safe plate* (or multiple plates) and spoon a generous amount of the queso shrimp dip over all the chips. They don't have to be 100% covered, just make sure there is enough on each chip to enjoy! Top with the remaining Cheddar and Gouda cheese and pop in the microwave for about 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until the cheese has just melted.

Notes

*Alternately, you could turn your oven on broil, build your nachos on an oven-safe plate or baking sheet and melt the cheese that way. Would only take a minute or so. Just be careful once you remove the plate from the oven, don't forget it scorching hot and grab 'hold of it bare handed!! I don't speak from experience or anything. 
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