Want an amazing appetizer for your next party? This phyllo wrapped shrimp appetizer recipe with bacon and cream cheese will have your mouth watering!
I love making appetizers. In fact, if my dinner could just consist of appetizers and wine, I’d be totally happy! That’s why I love this shrimp recipe so much. It doesn’t get much better than shrimp, bacon and cream cheese wrapped in phyllo!
Serve these at your next party and your guest will be seriously impressed with these awesome shrimp appetizers! They may look a lot of work but they’re not nearly as difficult to make as you’d think, especially since I have a shortcut.
I use SeaPak® Butterfly Shrimp for this appetizer recipe and the family size pack from Walmart is the perfect size. While I was there, I was able to pick up the rest of the ingredients too.
Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer With Bacon & Cream Cheese
If you’ve never tried using phyllo pastry sheets before, the most important thing to know is not to let them dry out. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and when you’re ready to make the recipe, prepare all the other ingredients first. It makes them easier to work with than if you thaw them at room temperature.
Start with two sheets at a time and cover the sheets you aren’t using with a slightly damp towel or plastic wrap. Brush one sheet with butter, then place the other one on top if it and brush it with butter as well. (Note: I saw somewhere that you could use spray oil instead but when I tried it, it just didn’t seem the same…I recommend sticking to butter). Trim the sheets and cut them in half so that you have two squares…a pizza cutter makes this easy!
In the center of your square, add one shrimp, cream cheese, bacon, a few scallions and salt and pepper to taste.
Now carefully take each corner of the pastry sheet and pull up to meet in the middle. Gently twist together, then brush the outside with a little more butter to keep it moist. To add a nice finishing touch, take a thin strand of green onion and tie it around the top.
Bake for 9-10 minutes and voila, your appetizers are ready!
You can’t possibly go wrong with this awesome shrimp appetizer!
For the best results, you’ll want to serve them fresh from the oven! Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this tasty shrimp recipe!
Yumm…one bite just isn’t enough!
This shrimp appetizer recipe is a hit every time I serve it. In fact, I almost want to have another party just so I’ll have an excuse to make it again!
- 12 butterfly shrimp
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 heaping tbsp of thinly sliced scallions
- 12 phyllo pastry sheets
- 1/3 cup butter
- salt & pepper to taste
- Pre-cook shrimp for 5 minutes at 425
- Reset oven to 375
- Remove shrimp tails
- Cook bacon and break into pieces
- Set out all ingredients before prepping the phyllo
- Brush one layer of phyllo with melted butter
- Place a second layer of phyllo on top of the first and brush it with melted butter as well
- Trim the edges with a pizza cutter and make two squares
- In the center of each square, place one shrimp, 1 tsp cream cheese, crumbled bacon (the equivalent of 1/2 slice), and 3-6 sliced scallions
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Pull up corners of pastry and twist gently
- Bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes
- Serve warm
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 959Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 1546mgCarbohydrates: 149gFiber: 5gProtein: 23g