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Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

Hello, my name is Maria and I love making fusion recipes, and this one... let me tell you, it has been on repeat (honestly everyday!). It's just a combination of flavors that it makes it so irresistible, easy to make and great to make any time of the day!

There's something about bacon and spicy flavors that it just so special and delicious, I decided to incorporate them in this Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes recipe! This will make a great healthy and fun recipe for you to make for your family, any bacon lovers? Give this a try!

Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

About this Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes:

This is extremely easy to make and extremely flavorful! The ingredients are simple and short, and the process of making these is just as minimal and easy, you'll be surprised... your guests and their tastebuds! This recipe is perfect no matter the occasion but I wanted to add a little fun twist by using some bacon and adding a cottage cheese sauce. Better, a high protein low carb gourmet nacho recipe!

This Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes recipe is made with all flavors, and colorful ingredients that will please your tastebuds in every bite. The perfect idea for lunch, dinner and why not? Even breakfast!

Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

What's in this Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes?

As I mentioned earlier, some bacon, jalapeño and cottage cheese and of course, shrimp which is super versatile and cooked with just simple ingredients, perfect to pair your lunch or dinner recipes, this one for sure!

You can use your favorite, cheese crisps. I honestly I'm taking these shrimp cakes seriously, specially because I haven't been a huge fan of shrimp... so this recipe is seriously perfect if you feel like me, super super tasty! because it's just made with real cheese and they are just super crispy and tasty.

As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste. You can also pair this with your favorite sauce, vegetables or dip... or alone!

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Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

Overall, these are the ingredients needed for this Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes:

  • Shrimp

  • Garlic Powder

  • Black Pepper

  • Dried Italian Herb

  • Sea Salt

  • Jalapeño

  • Cottage Cheese

  • Red Pepper Flakes

  • Cilantro

  • Bacon

This were great as a dinner or lunch, this healthy recipe is a keeper so save for later! Remember to keep ingredients wholesome and pick wisely!


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Nutritional Benefits From This Recipe:

This recipe is overall high protein and low carb. With a great amount of calcium, iodine and vitamin such ad D coming some the cheese and shrimp of course! A super versatile protein with a good amount of minerals.

Plus a nice amount of extra vitamins from the chopped jalapeño and detox benefits from the cilantro. So this recipe is not only delicious and easy to make, it's also nourishing!

Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!

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Overall this recipe is:

  • Gluten-Free

  • Keto

  • Quick and Easy

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!

Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

The end results:

This are easy to make, crispy outside, fun flavors and so addicting! I'm obsessed, and since I have always been a fan of bacon with jalapeño and the combination of the shrimp with these flavors! These shrimp cakes are great for lunch or dinner, or to enjoy alone!

Seriously could eat this Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes recipe any day... simply amazing.

Serving Suggestions:

I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, alone and by the forkful in a big bowl on the side of some extra vegetables. But even I enjoyed it alone, the flavor is just so good that I made this recipe a couple of times already. A recipe worth making again no matter the season, perfect to share with your friends and family!

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Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: Prepare these for meal prep and enjoy a nutrient dense meal all week long with different additions; potatoes, vegetables, etc...

Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!

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Sharing is caring!

Remember that sharing is caring so please spread the love by saving, sharing or bookmarking this recipe for later. To cook with your loved ones on one of your amazing brunches or friend gatherings!

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Bacon Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

By María Fernanda López

Serves 7 cakes



  • 1 lb of cleaned peeled shrimp

  • 2 pieces of slightly cooked bacon

  • ½  tsp of garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt

  • 1 large chopped jalapeño

  • ⅛ tsp of black pepper

  • ½  tbsp of dried Italian herb

Cottage Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt

  • 1/8 tsp of black pepper

  • 1 tsp of garlic

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese


  • 1 tbsp of chopped cilantro

  • 1 tsp of red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.

  2. Place the shrimp in a food processor, add the seasonings, jalapeño and bacon.

  3. Pulse until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds in high.

  4. Create 6-7 shrimp cakes.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes.

  6. Blend the ingredients for the cottage cheese sauce.

  7. Serve the shrimp cakes on a plate, top with cottage cheese sauce.

  8. Sprinkle cilantro and red pepper flakes.

  9. Enjoy!

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