Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways

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These cheesy Shrimp Meltaways are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! A cheesy shrimp topping is spread onto an English muffin and broiled for a delicious open-faced appetizer perfect for parties and family gatherings.

Shrimp Meltaways on white plate with wine and a red flower.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite appetizers.  My mom used to make these cheesy Shrimp Meltaways all the time and they’ve always been a huge hit. They are gone within 10 minutes of coming out of the oven and everyone is always asking my mom for the recipe.

So, I did the same thing – I asked her for this crowd-pleasing recipe so I could make these meltaways while we watched football over the weekend and, of course, I had to share the recipe with all of you.

Shrimp meltaways stacked on a white plate garnished with parsley.

Shrimp Meltaways

If you’re looking for a delicious appetizer full of flavor, you’ve come to the right place! These Shrimp Meltaways only require 6 ingredients and can be prepared ahead of time. My mom always has a bag of meltaways in the freezer so she can quickly make them for parties, family gatherings and more.

Shrimp Meltaways broiled to perfect on a white plate garnished with parsley.

How to Make Shrimp Meltaways

The best thing about this recipe is that they’re easy to make and they don’t require a lot of ingredients. First, you’ll need to make the shrimp spread that goes on top of the English muffins. To make the shrimp mixture, mix together cooked shrimp with mayonnaise, Old English Cheese Spread, butter, and Season All seasoned salt. Next, spread the mixture on split English muffins that have also been cut in half and broil until hot and bubbly. Mine are usually ready in about 5 minutes.

Shrimp meltaways - an easy cheesy appetizer with shrimp.

I’ll warn you now – once you make these, you’re going to be craving cheesy shrimp meltaways all the time. Also, be prepared because these won’t last long especially if you’re making them for a party or family gathering. Just do yourself a favor and double (or triple) this recipe. You can always freeze a bunch before broiling them.

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An easy appetizer with shrimp and cheese.

Cheesy Shrimp Meltaways

These cheesy Shrimp Meltaways are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! A cheesy shrimp topping is spread onto an English muffin and broiled for a delicious open-faced appetizer perfect for parties and family gatherings.

  • Author: Kara
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup of cooked shrimp – cut into small pieces
  • 1 Jar (5 ounces) of Old English Cheese Spread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Season-All Seasoned Salt
  • 8 English muffins sliced and then cut in half


  1. Mix shrimp, cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and season salt in bowl.
  2. Spread the mixture on English muffin halves
  3. Broil for 4-6 minutes


To make Shrimp Meltaways ahead of time, mix ingredients and spread onto English muffins.  Freeze until ready to broil.  Then just defrost and pop into your oven.

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  1. I made these yesterday with the only change I used 1/4 tsp garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper instead of salt, no salt. And I baked them in a 400 degree oven for 17 minutes. They came out perfect! Crunchy crust, puffy tops. My only change next time is to eliminate the spices completely. I found them to be salty and I think even the little bit of cayenne pepper added too much to it.

    I read other recipes online and took their advice by spreading the cheese mixture on the muffins, let them sit for 10 minutes so the cheese settles into muffin groves, then I froze them a half hour. They were so easy to cut into quarters. I then froze most of the quartered pieces, later put into a zip-lock bag for future snacks.

  2. We make these all the time with a can of crabmeat, sooo good! I can’t wait to try with shrimp!