Shrimp Taco Bites are bite-sized appetizers filled with creamy avocado, tender shrimp and a zippy sour cream sauce!

Shrimp Taco BitespinterestYou’re going to fall head over heels in love with these quick and easy Shrimp Taco Bites! They’re super addictive and the perfect finger food appetizer for any gathering! Like say… for Super Bowl Sunday??

I originally planned on making these bold little bites in a baked wonton wrapper, but after I made the wonton wrapper and tasted it… uhh… let’s just say I quickly grabbed a bag of tortilla chips nearby (because I always have tortilla chips nearby) and dumped the filling onto the crunchy chip.


The combination of the creamy avocado, smoky sour cream and the zippy chili-lime shrimps on top of that crunchy little chip is like a party in your mouth.

Shrimp Taco Bites

You’re going to have a difficult time keeping your hands off of these fun little Shrimp Taco Bites. I kept popping one in my mouth every time I walked past the tray of them.

The avocado is drizzled with fresh lime juice and a dash of salt, which hello, I could eat that all. day. long. Then the sour cream is infused with smoky chipotle chilies in adobo sauce. It gives the sour cream some heat and depth all at the same time.

The shrimp is super easy to make since I just baked them in the oven. It allows you to make a whole batch of them quickly and efficiently without ever turning on the stove and worrying about burning the delicate seafood.

Shrimp Taco Bites

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Shrimp Taco Bites

These quick and easy Shrimp Taco Bites are the perfect appetizer for parties or entertaining!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bites
Calories: 36 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 24 large raw shrimps, peels and tails removed
  • non-stick cooking spray, or olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1 tsp lime zest, grated(+ juice 1 tbsp lime juice)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 large California Avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilies in adobo sauce, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, fresh
  • 24 to tortilla chip scoops


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a large baking sheet or cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil spray, set aside.
  • Combine 1/2 tsp salt, lime zest, and chili powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle all over the raw shrimp. Lay the shrimp on the cookie sheet and spritz with the non stick cooking spray or olive oil spray. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the shrimps turn pink and curl in on themselves.
  • Meanwhile combine the diced avocado, lime juice and remaining 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl.
  • Combine the sour cream and minced chipotle pepper in a different small bowl.
  • Assemble your shrimp taco bites by placing a tsp of avocado mixture in a tortilla chip, followed by a 1/2 tsp of sour cream mixture, then top with a chili-lime shrimp.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
These bites are best when prepared just before serving.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: avocado, corn chip, shrimp, sour cream chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
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Originally published on 1/22/2014. Updated on 7/11/2017.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
64 Responses
  1. Annabelle

    I know this is a silly question but how do you eat this? Pop it whole into your mouth or take bites?
    Your “tequilla crackers” look like packaged snacks called “Scoops”..

    1. Shawn

      I’d pop the whole thing in your mouth. I’m not sure where you saw “tequila crackers” but you’re looking for the tortilla scoops. 🙂

  2. Kate

    Excellent recipe – I’ve been trying to persuade my husband to try shrimp (he’s never been a fan) but we both agreed these were fantastic – thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  3. Terri

    I just LOVE this recipe. My twist is that I just make homemade guacamole instead of the spiced avocado, so it’s guac, the chipotle sour cream and the shrimp in a scoop. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!

  4. Veronica

    I brought these to a BBQ/birthday party a couple weeks ago and everyone loved them! I made a little more than what the recipe called for and they were all gone (always a good sign lol). They are super easy to make, look pretty and best of all, taste AH-MAZING. I was a little hesitant at first about mixing the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce with the sour cream but it added a nice smoky hint that pairs well with the lime and cilantro. Will definitely make these again 🙂

    A little tip to other readers…if you decide to bring these to a party (especially if it’s a longer drive), keep the ingredients separate and assemble them there so the tortilla chip doesn’t get soggy from the sour cream.

  5. Nancy Mason

    I am going to try these but will put a bit of lettuce down first to help with some of the comments about chip getting soggy…May do a piece of leaf lettuce or a bit of finely shredded iceberg. Thanks for a great looking recipe!

  6. Krzy4quilts

    Great idea – but the chips were soggy after 30 minutes so don’t make them too far in advance. Trying them using 2 chips to see if I can get a longer serve life. They are delicious.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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