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Last updated on February 26th, 2024 at 10:27 am

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Shrimp Salad Sliders Recipe

Shrimp Salad Sliders are fast and easy to make, with a creamy and cheesy shrimp and veggies filling, delicious to eat for an appetizer, snack, or side dish. You could even turn these into a meal with some veggies and pasta or rice on the side. Each shrimp salad sandwich is full of cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and minced shrimp with buttery garlic sauce on a sweet Hawaiian roll. For the perfect appetizer spread, check out these Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, and the crispiest Chip Covered Chicken Tenders.

This recipe is based on our highly popular Shrimp Salad Recipe. To make the sliders, just cook shrimp with lemon and chop it up while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, mix chopped celery, red onion, and shrimp in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, mix lemon juice, minced garlic, softened cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and fresh dill (dried dill is fine too). Add the shrimp mixture and toss gently. Don’t forget to add salt and black pepper.

After, slice Hawaiian rolls in half and put the bottoms in a baking dish. Mix melted butter with garlic powder and red pepper flakes and brush the insides of the rolls before adding the shrimp mixture. Brush the other half of the buns with the rest of the butter mixture and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Once they cool, slice and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Recipe variations:

  • Other veggies: Feel free to add your favorite veggies like chopped green onion, broccoli florets, sliced carrots, or whatever you like.
  • Make a wrap: Instead of a shrimp roll, use lettuce or a tortilla to make a shrimp wrap.
  • Add sauce: For an extra savory flavor to these shrimp salad sliders, add some teriyaki or soy sauce to your shrimp salad. You can also give your sandwich extra flavor with a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Miracle Whip: If you like your shrimp salad slightly sweet, use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.
  • Spicy taste: Combine mayo with sriracha sauce for a delicious spicy sriracha mayo taste.
  • No shrimp: If you do not like shrimp salads, you could use half the shrimp for one batch. The rest can be tuna or whatever you like.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use pre-cooked shrimp?

Yes, but buying pre-cooked shrimp from the store can be pricey. It can also be risky if you are not sure about the cook dates. The frozen shrimp in a bag you can buy in the freezer aisle at your grocery store is a good idea since it is already peeled, cleaned, and cooked. All you have to do is thaw it out and chop it.

How do I cook shrimp?

First, soak your shrimp in a brine of salt and water for about 30 minutes. Next, after boiling water, add the shrimp and more salt and let it cook for one minute. Then, put the shrimp in an ice bath to stop it from cooking. You could also run it under cold water.

Who invented shrimp salad?

Nobody knows who made the first shrimp salad, but some say it was a dish served in Seattle in 1904. Another version is the Shrimp Louie, made with eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes. The dressing is like Thousand Island with chili sauce. It was first made in San Francisco in 1900.

How to store leftover shrimp salad sliders:

  • Store: You can store your sliders in an airtight container in the fridge for three days.
  • Freeze: To freeze, wrap in plastic, and store in freezer bags for three months.
  • Thaw: Remember to thaw frozen leftovers in the fridge overnight.

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Cooking tips:

  • This shrimp salad sandwich recipe is perfect for a spring picnic served on toasted brioche buns with crunchy celery and some creole seasoning or old bay seasoning. Any kind of toasted bun will do.
  • To shorten prep time, you can use pre-cooked frozen shrimp for this shrimp salad recipe instead of cooking your raw shrimp. You can also use bottled lemon juice instead of squeezing your own.
  • Coat the bottom of the baking dish with olive oil spray to keep the rolls from sticking.
  • These are great for meal prep for the kids or yourself. Seafood sandwiches for lunch are the best.

Shrimp Salad Sliders

  • Prep Time15 MIN
  • Cook Time15 MIN
  • Servings 12 sliders


  • 1 pack Hawaiian Rolls 12 mini
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Shrimp mixture:

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup celery finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine all the Shrimp Mixture ingredients, and stir well.
    shrimp salad slider ingredients in a bowl
  • Make the butter topping: In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  • Split slider buns in half horizontally and place the bottom part in a 9x13 baking pan. Lightly brush it with the melted butter mixture.
    brushing with melted butter the bottom part of Hawaiian rolls in a pan
  • Spread the shrimp mixture evenly on top.
    spreading shrimp salad mixture on the bottom part of a pack of hawaiian rolls
  • Close the sandwiches with the remaining top part of the buns. Brush the buns with the remaining butter mixture.
    brushing with butter the top of Hawaiian rolls
  • Bake until cheese is melty and buns are golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the sliders cool for 10 minutes before serving. Slice and enjoy!
    shrimp salad sliders in a baking pan

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Jennifer Prince

Jennifer Prince

Sliders are such cute sandwiches! And these sound perfect for seafood lovers.



I love shrimp and I love a good salad. I've never had this salad before, though. Can't wait to try it!

Christy G

Christy G

These sound so good. I’ll have to go to the store and pick up the ingredients. I’ll even grab the Kings Hawaiian rolls. They will be perfect with these sliders.



while we don;t eat shrimp, i love how your sliders look and am sure taste great too .. will share with friends who are sure to enjoy making this

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