Shrimp Con Queso

Impress your family with this delicious Shrimp Con Queso! This one pan, 20 minute meal features shrimp fajitas covered in a homemade queso sauce!
PREP TIME5minutes 
COOK TIME15minutes 
TOTAL TIME20minutes 
CALORIES359 kcal

Table of Contents


Shrimp Fajitas

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup bell pepper mixed colors
  • 1 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound thawed shrimp deveined and shelled
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream + more for thinning if needed.
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded pepper  jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup white American Cheese


  • Heat a large skillet to medium heat, then add in your olive oil.
  • Add the bell peppers, onion and mushrooms. Sauté the vegetables for 5-6 minutes until tender.
  • Add the shrimp and taco seasoning and toss to coat everything evenly with the spices. Sear the shrimp 2-3 minutes until cooked through, then remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to low, then add the cream cheese, and heavy cream. Stir to make a smooth sauce with few clumps.
  • Add the shredded cheese in small increments (about 1/2 cup at a time), stirring continuously. Stir until all cheese is melted and incorporated into the sauce. (Optional: If you like a thinner sauce, add additional heavy cream or milk until it’s the way you like it.)
  • Finally, add the shrimp and veggies back to the skillet skillet, stirring to cover each piece in the queso. Serve immediately.


If you do not have taco seasoning use these measurements for this recipe: 

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon oregano1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Net carbs 4.6 g per serving


Serving: 1 1/4 cupsCalories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 6.2gProtein: 28gFat: 12.8gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 561mgFiber: 1.6gSugar: 4.5g