{Party Recipe} Shrimp Tostada Bites

Easy + Delicious Shrimp Tostada Bites, perfect for a party! Pizzazzerie.com

Happy January, y’all! I can’t believe the holidays are over, but of course…around here, there’s always a reason to celebrate! Whether it’s a birthday, a baby shower, game night, or just a festive dinner with the family, I wanted to share my easy recipe for shrimp tostada bites! They’re easy to make for a crowd, always the first to disappear at my parties, and quite colorful might I add! They’re one or two bites each so it’s perfect for mixing and mingling! This is a true year-round favorite for party appetizers in my house!

Easy + Delicious Shrimp Tostada Bites, perfect for a party! Pizzazzerie.com

If you want to save time, make the tortilla rounds a day ahead and warm them once your layer of beans is on. I like to keep tortilla rounds like these on-hand to create easy last-minute party bites. They can virtually be topped with anything (diced chicken and guacamole, for example) for a variety of delicious appetizers. To make the rounds, I used a 1 1/2″ cookie cutter. This fit a small shrimp very nicely but you can easily make whatever size your heart desires!

Make mini tortilla rounds!

You could even make these heart-shaped for Valentine’s Day dinner or a party! Or fold in half for mini-tacos! I love the versatility of this recipe because it’s perfect to suit everyone’s tastes! Make it vegetarian by adding diced peppers and black beans, for example. I happen to love shrimp so these shrimp tostada bites are my favorite variation.

Easy + Delicious Shrimp Tostada Bites, perfect for a party! Pizzazzerie.com

Shrimp Tostada Bites


20 shrimp tostada bites

A delicious party-ready appetizer that is perfect for a crowd!


  • 20 mini round tortillas (cut from large flour tortillas - 1.5-3")
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded white cheese (I used a queso blanco)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 20 small shrimp (tail-off, de-veined)
  • 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Use a small round cutter to create mini rounds from larger flour tortillas. Bake at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until toasted.
  2. When cooled enough to handle, spread on refried beans and top with diced tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Dice cilantro and green onions and add on top.
  5. In a grill pan, saute the shrimp in 1 tablespoon olive oil with fajita seasoning and black pepper until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Top each tostada bite with a sauteed shrimp.
  7. Keep warm on a baking sheet in a warm oven.

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