Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer With Bacon & Cream Cheese

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Want an amazing appetizer for your next party? This phyllo wrapped shrimp appetizer recipe with bacon and cream cheese will have your mouth watering!

Want an amazing appetizer for your next party? These shrimp, bacon and cream cheese phyllo purses are the perfect party food!

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!

4.77 from 13 votes

Phyllo Wrapped Shrimp Appetizer With Bacon And Cream Cheese

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
This phyllo wrapped shrimp appetizer with bacon and cream cheese is the perfect party food for your next get-together!  


  • 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


Calories: 959kcal | Carbohydrates: 149g | Protein: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1546mg | Fiber: 5g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. This is the perfect fancy appetizer for a Girl’s Night In! I love all the fresh ingredients that went into creating this delicious purse! #client

    1. Thanks Cathy! They were so fun to create and disappeared quickly! xoxo

    2. Deborah Anderson says:

      5 stars
      And do they sale the phyllo dough at walmart also or do you have to get it at health food stores where can I find this dough never saw it at the regular stores or maybe I just over looked it? The recipe sounds easy and very good. I love shrimp and the rest of the ingredients sounds wonderful together can’t wait to try it.

    3. Yes, you can pick up phyllo dough almost anywhere, including Walmart. Just look for it in the freezer section, usually near the frozen desserts. When you thaw it, it’s best to thaw overnight in the fridge rather than on the counter because it makes the dough easier to work with. If you haven’t worked with phyllo before, just remember that it dries out quickly so you have to work fast. Nothing frantic but no stopping to make a long phone call 🙂
      I’m excited that you’re trying it and can’t wait to hear how it turns out! xoxo

    1. Well, I think bacon goes with pretty much anything…LOL! I did love the combination of the shrimp with the bacon though…so good! xoxo

    1. Hi Avis, If you make them just before the party, they should still be good for about three hours. They are great served warm but also tasty at room temperature. xoxo

  2. These sound yummy and so elegant. Would these reheat OK if
    I was going to take them to a party? If so, what temp would you
    suggest for reheating and for how long? I don’t want to dry
    them out too much.

    1. Great question Mele! I’ve never tried to reheat them since I served them in my home and there weren’t any left over (always a good sign). Personally, I would be hesitant since the phyllo is so delicate but I did a little online research for you and it says that you should be able to reheat them for about 8 minutes at 300. I would check on them after about 5 minutes just to be safe. That being said, they are delicious both hot and at room temperature so if you were to make them just before the party, they should be good for about 3 hours. If you do make them, I’d love to hear how they turned out! xoxo

    1. They really were good! Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

  3. Could you assemble them ahead of time and just bake them before serving?

    1. Hi Shelly, I haven’t done this myself but from what I read online, you can freeze them right away and then put them directly in the oven when you’re ready. I would wait to put the scallion strings on until after you pull them out of the freezer (but that’s easy and should only take a few minutes). Enjoy! xoxo

  4. These look perfect for mom’s night IN…when my family leaves me home alone over Spring Break and I get to eat all the things they won’t touch! Yum. Stopping by from Coffee & Conversation!

  5. Oh, Lisa, THANK you for sharing this at Coffee & Conversation today! These look SOOOO yummmy! I’ve never had much luck with phyllo sheets, but the shrimp in this one may be just the ticket to try it again;-)

  6. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

    1. Thanks for hosting a great party! xoxo

  7. Yum! This looks delicious. I love the version of this made with crab and I bet shrimp are extra yummy.

  8. Hey Lisa, thanks for sharing the Shrimp phyllo purses recipe. I am having a party next weekend and I have not decided yet what should I include in the menu. But after reading this recipe I have decided to cook shrimp. Hope everyone likes it.

  9. Tami Jennings says:

    What kind of wine would you pair with these? 🙂

    1. Shrimp pairs best with white wines but honestly, I still drink my red 🙂

  10. Have you made this with plain shrimp (not breaded)?

    1. Hi Ruth,
      Yes, it tastes great with plain shrimp (and blackened shrimp too). Enjoy!

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