Shrimp-Pepper Popper

Shrimp-Pepper Popper

These shrimp appetizers are simple yet full of flavor. Just top melba toasts with a bit of cream cheese, a cooked shrimp and dollop of pepper jelly. Look for pepper jelly near other jellies and jams—it has a tiny bit of heat that gives these some extra pizzazz!

From EatingWell: November/December 2011
Yield: 2 dozen
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10


  1. 4 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  2. 24 small, round melba toasts or whole-wheat crackers
  3. 24 small (60-70 per pound) cooked peeled shrimp (about 4 ounces)
  4. 1 tablespoon pepper jelly


Spread 1/2 teaspoon cream cheese on each cracker. Top each with a shrimp and 1/8 teaspoon pepper jelly.


Nutrition Per Serving: 22 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 34 mg sodium; 15 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

0 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 fat