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How to Make Loaded Shrimp Baked Potato

The loaded shrimp baked potato is an upgrade from the classic baked potato! Perfectly crisp baked potatoes are topped with a creamy cajun sauce, broccoli, and succulent shrimp for an easy weeknight meal.
PREP TIME10minutes 
COOK TIME50minutes 
COURSEMain Course
SERVINGS4 people


Perfect Baked Potatoes

  • 4 Medium Sized Russet Potatoes
  • tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Salt

Shrimp Stock

  • Leftover Shrimp Shells
  • 2-3 Sticks of Celery roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Sticks of Carrot roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted Garlic Boullion
  • 1 cup Water

Cajun Shrimp Cream Sauce

  • 1 lb Raw Medium Sized Shrimp
  • 1.5-2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ cup Asiago Cheese
  • 1 cup Chopped Broccoli
  • ¼-1/2 cup Shrimp Stock optional
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice ½ of lemon


Perfect Baked Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Thoroughly clean potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over potatoes.
  • Pour oil over potatoes, sprinkle with salt and massage until fully covered.
  • Place on lined baking sheet uncovered and bake for 50-60 minutes until cooked through to the center.

Shrimp Stock

  • In a small stock pot with water, add shrimp shells, celery, carrot, onion, bouillon and stir.
  • Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes covered while preparing recipe.

Cajun Shrimp Cream Shrimp Sauce

  • Peel and devein shrimp and set on paper towels to dry.
  • In a medium sized skillet on high heat, add butter and sauté shrimp.
  • Add Cajun seasoning and fresh lemon juice and stir.
  • Remove shrimp from heat being careful not to overcook and set aside until ready for use.
  • Pour in cream, cheeses, garlic and broccoli, stirring until combined.
  • Allow sauce to come to a slow boil and reduce heat simmering until the sauce thickens.
  • Add cooked shrimp back to cream sauce and stir.
  • Pour in shrimp stock to loosen sauce if it’s too thick and simmer until ready to serve.

Cajun-Cream Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes Assembly

  • When potatoes are done, allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • Cut slits into potatoes and flake the flesh removing potatoes from the skin.
  • Pour cream sauce over potatoes and top with cajun shrimp.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
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