Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs

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Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs are a spicy appetizer recipe perfect for a holiday like Easter or game day. Flavored deviled eggs are topped with seasoned shrimp for a fun seafood snack. Gluten free.
Close view of Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs on a plate.

These Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs are a delicious Southern twist on a classic recipe! Hard boiled eggs are stuffed with a seasoned mixture with a kick and topped with shrimp. Perfect for a holiday appetizer like Easter, a party, or game day!

Close view of Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs on a plate.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer and snack to serve up on a holiday, at a party, or for game day.

While traditional deviled eggs are always a hit, I love to also serve up fun and unique egg flavors like these Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs!

Calling all seafood lovers! The Cajun twist on these eggs is a perfect balance of flavor and a little heat. All topped off with succulent shrimp cooked in butter and Cajun seasoning. They were a big hit at our Easter brunch!


You can find full quantities and details in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Let’s talk about what ingredients we are using!

Medium Shrimp – a perfect size for an egg! Fresh shrimp or frozen shrimp will work. If frozen, thaw and drain before cooking so that you skillet does not fill with water. I like to use raw shrimp so I can cook them with flavor in the pan. Small shrimp can also work.

Hard-Boiled Eggs – see Kim’s Tips below about how I cook the eggs!

Mayonnaise – plain Greek yogurt is a great substitute!

Cajun Seasoning – you can also use Creole seasoning, or Old Bay Seasoning if preferred.

Hot Sauce

Green Onions – or chives. Fresh parsley is also a great option.

Butter – to cook the shrimp in. I like to use butter for the flavor but you can also use olive oil.


Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs on a white plate on a counter.

Making the Deviled Eggs

Toss your raw shrimp with the butter and some seasoning.

Cook in a small or medium skillet in a single layer over medium heat until just cooked through.

Chill the shrimp while you finish preparing the eggs.

Peel and slice your eggs in half lengthwise.

Put the egg yolks in a small bowl. Mix the egg yolks with the mayonnaise, hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning. Season additionally to taste.

Place the egg whites on your serving plate (or in a dish for chilling before serving).

To fill the eggs, you can use a piping bag, or put the yolk mixture filling in a zipper plastic bag (Ziploc bag) and cut a corner off to make it into a piping bag. These methods will give you a neater filling. Alternatively, you can also just scoop the filling into the eggs with spoons.

Put the deviled egg filling inside each egg white with your preferred method, mounding it up some.

Then sprinkle some fresh herbs (thinly sliced green onion or chopped chives) over the eggs.

Top each egg half with one of the cooked and chilled shrimp.

Then sprinkle them all with a little paprika.

Chill until ready to serve! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container to be eaten later – or turn them into an egg and shrimp salad!

Looking down with close view of Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs on plate.

Kim’s Tips

I have tried SO many different ways to cook hard boiled eggs and they never work for me. Until I tried it with an Instant Pot (pressure cooker), which I now swear by!

I recommend cooking the eggs using the 5-5-5 method, which is 5 minutes manual/high cook, 5 minutes natural release, 5 minutes in an ice bath. If you are at elevation like myself, I do 6-5-5 and they are perfect! They peel like a DREAM!

I recommend chilling the eggs after assembly at least 30 minutes to really get them chilled.

Modifications and Substitutions

You can replace the mayonnaise with either plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Add more heat as desired!

The green onions are perfect for bringing a little flavor with some freshness to the eggs. You could also use chives or fresh parsley.

Medium shrimp are the perfect size for an egg but you can also use small shrimp or even large shrimp if preferred.


What is the difference between angel eggs and deviled eggs?

Angel Eggs and Deviled Eggs are the same thing. Some people just prefer the different name.

Why do people put vinegar in deviled eggs?

A touch of acidity in deviled eggs such as vinegar or lemon can help brighten the flavor.

Why do people put paprika on deviled eggs?

Paprika on deviled eggs adds some depth of flavor without interfering with the egg flavors.

Is there a substitute for mayonnaise in deviled eggs?

A great substitute for mayonnaise in deviled eggs is either plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.

What is the best method for boiling eggs for deviled eggs?

Many methods for hard boiling eggs exists, but I swear by the 5-5-5 method in a pressure cooker such as an Instant Pot. 5 minutes of manual or high pressure cooking, 5 minutes at natural release, and 5 minutes in an ice bath.

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Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Cajun Shrimp Deviled Eggs are a spicy appetizer recipe perfect for a holiday like Easter or game day. Flavored deviled eggs are topped with seasoned shrimp for a fun seafood snack. Gluten free.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter, Game Day, Gluten Free, Seafood
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces (halves)
Calories: 74kcal




  • 12 medium shrimp approximately 4-5 ounces, fresh or thawed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ½ Tablespoon Cajun seasoning



  • Heat a small skillet over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the thawed and drained shrimp, butter, and Cajun seasoning. Mix to combine.
    12 medium shrimp, 2 Tablespoons butter, ½ Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • When the skillet is hot, cook the shrimp, until just opaque and turning pink, approximately 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and place the shrimp on a plate or in a bowl and refrigerate to chill.
  • Peel then slice the hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. Put the yolks in a small bowl. Put the whites on a plate.
    6 large hard boiled eggs
  • To the yolks, add the mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning, and hot sauce. Mix to combine and season to taste as desired.
    3 Tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 6 dashes hot sauce
  • Using spoons, scoop the yolk mixture into each egg's empty yolk cavity. (Or put the yolk mixture in a small bag, cut off the tip, and squeeze like a pastry bag to fill each egg).
  • Sprinkle the green onions over the stuffed eggs.
    1 green onion
  • Add one shrimp to the top of each egg, on the yolk.
  • Lightly sprinkle with paprika. Chill until ready to serve.


My preferred way of hard boiling eggs is using the 5-5-5 method in the Instant Pot. Use any method that works for you, or even buy them pre-boiled.


Serving: 1halve | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
By on April 10th, 2024

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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