Shrimp Creole Tarts

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Servings: 60 pieces
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1 tablespoon butter, melted


2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
1/2 cup minced celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cooked
4 (1.9 ounce) packages frozen mini phyllo cups, thawed





For the topping: In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, Creole seasoning, and melted butter.

For the tarts: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers, celery, onions, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the cream, parsley, and Creole seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until slightly thickened, 10 minutes. Add the cream cheese, whisking until melted. Add the shrimp to the cream cheese mixture. Remove from the heat. Place the phyllo cups on baking sheets. Fill the cups evenly with the shrimp mixture. Sprinkle the topping over the shrimp tarts. Bake until lightly browned, 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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Reader Comments:


what can I use in place of the Creole seasoning? Not wanting to make them spicy.

By Rhomeshia Wilson on July 17, 2012


I saw this episode and just knew I had to make these. I made them for a party at the lake and they were a huge hit. So delicious and easy to make!

By Cindy on July 25, 2011


you are the best love your cooking and your food thank you for being a light in my day

By donnie evans on July 07, 2011

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