Lemony Neufchatel cheese on crackers is delish enough. But the crowning glory of this party-worthy app? Garlicky sautéed shrimp. You're welcome.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. lemon zest
2 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. fat-free milk
24 uncooked medium shrimp (about 1/2 lb.), peeled, deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
24 roasted garlic woven wheat crackers
2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
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Let's Make It
Mix first 4 ingredients; set aside.
Cook and stir shrimp and garlic in nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 to 4 min. or until shrimp turn pink.
Spread crackers with Neufchatel mixture; top with shrimp and parsley.
Pairs well with a glass of Pinot Grigio. Please drink responsibly.
Neufchatel mixture and cooked shrimp can be stored in separate containers in refrigerator until ready to use. Use to top crackers as directed just before serving.
For a special presentation, make cracker cups. Soak crackers, 12 at a time, in 2 eggs beaten with 1/2 cup water for 8 min., turning after 4 min. Press 1 onto bottom and up side of each of 24 mini muffin pan cups sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350ºF for 8 to 10 min. or until lightly browned. Carefully remove cups from pan; place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until crisp. Remove to wire racks; cool completely before filling with Neufchatel cheese mixture and shrimp. Makes 24 servings.
The size of a shrimp is indicated by the count or number of shrimp per pound. The smaller the number, the larger the shrimp. Shrimp size terminology varies from place to place, so the count is the most accurate way to call for shrimp in a recipe. A basic guideline is: 11 to 15 is jumbo; 16 to 20 is extra large; 21 to 30 is large; 31 to 35 is medium and 36 to 45 is small.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 7g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.