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Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders

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Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders take a classic shrimp roll recipe, and make it slider-style which make them the perfect summer recipe for any get together! Can there be any more of a nostalgic summer recipe?

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A Father’s Day Shout-out to a New Dad!

Before I talk about the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders, I want to wish a Happy Father’s day to all the amazing dad’s out there, but most especially to my future son in law, the father of my first grand baby.

He’s his first, and I think that’s pretty special. Carsyn made him a daddy. 🙂 I love watching him with Carsyn. It’s a side of Austin that is sometimes tender, often goofy but full of love and adoration for this tiny little growing life he helped create. I am very proud of the daddy he is, and he will continue to be as Carsyn continues to grow.

Happy first Father’s Day Austin.

Father and Son - Carsyn

Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders are the Ultimate Nostalgic Summer Recipe

Now, let’s talk about these awesome Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders. Rarely do I have a funny story to go with my recipes. Usually it’s just a memory but this time I’m sharing the funny story.

I do have memories that go with these, they were absolutely a favorite of mine growing up and they were popular enough that we had them at a lot of different events.

I remember once I went somewhere where they had been made with miracle whip and nope… I took one bite and was sorely disappointed.

If you love miracle whip, go ahead and use it, but I’m a mayo only girl and this recipe definitely is creamier and better with a delicious savory flavor with mayo. I didn’t care for the sweet as much.

Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders #SundaySupper

The Case of the Missing Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders

Now, the funny story. Okay so my photos look like I took the photos at an event. Like we were getting ready to eat them, because they were served on a serving platter and piled high, right?

Yes, well… that’s partially true. This platter in the photo IS indeed actually being served at the moment these particular photos were taken. A BBQ.  However, before serving them, I had reserved three sliders for photos and set them aside in the fridge temporarily (among a few servings of some other items that will be making an appearance soon) to await my daughter’s creative touch (she had offered to photograph them).

In the meantime, I piled the remaining Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders on a platter for a BBQ event we were having and set them out for guests to begin consuming. My friends and family are totally used to me photographing stuff even with dozens of people milling around, so it was expected.

I quickly snapped a few photos of the entire food spread before anyone touched it and zoomed in a few times on individual items, and luckily I got these photos. Why luckily you ask?

Because sometime from setting these out to be eaten, and the time my daughter went to photograph the three I reserved (about 30 minutes), someone consumed the three photo worthy, pretty ones I set aside. In the refrigerator. In my house. Away from guests. Yep.

They were gone. And nobody fessed up. I wanted to get mad (and maybe I did for like 20 seconds), but somehow someone loving a dish so much to go find anymore that might have been hiding, makes me smile. And by the way, none of the other stuff I had set aside was gone. Only the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders.

Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders #SundaySupper

Also, a FYI, the entire platter was the first dish to completely go at the BBQ. People ignored the burgers and brats and went straight for the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders. SO if you make these, make a few batches.

I made two batches (24 sliders total – 3 sliders set aside for photos = 21 sliders for my guests to eat) to feed 8 people (with additional hot dogs, brats and burgers). So yeah, they are that good. They are classic. Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders.

Oh and one other note, if your guests aren’t huge onion fans, this dish has fresh onion in it, and it can be a bit of a bite. I actually halved the original recipe I got from my grandma (it called for a LOT of onion) and STILL my daughter and her boyfriend said they were almost too onion-y (and my daughter loves onion).

So maybe FINELY dice the onion – I only chopped it up.

What I will say, is that I adore onion, and I loved the onion in these and the crunch it gave. So it’s definitely a personal preference. The recipe as written below is how I actually made them (a few twists of my own from the original recipe).

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Recipe for Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders

Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders
Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders take a classic shrimp roll recipe, and make it slider-style which make them the perfect summer recipe for any get together! Can there be any more of a nostalgic summer recipe?
4.64 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sandwiches and Sliders
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen


  • 12 Slider Rolls or Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1.5 lbs. cooked mini or small shrimp peeled and deveined.
  • ¾ cup onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the onion, celery, mayonnaise and all the spices.
  • Toss the shrimp into the sauce until evenly coated.
  • Slice the slider rolls in half and toast (in toaster, on grill or in oven)
  • Remove and scoop shrimp mixture onto rolls and serve immediately.
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Anani Siktirtme

Wednesday 1st of February 2017

I'm very pleased to uncover this web site. I need to to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to check out new things in your site.

Betsy Cohen

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

I can't say I blame the 'culprit' for eating all three of the samples!

cathy branciaroli

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

I love shrimp but never thought about serving them a la burger -- great idea!


Monday 20th of June 2016

I have to laugh at this. Like you my friends and family are used to may camera, they are also used to me hiding a few extras away to photograph later - just in case and they have been gone. Like you no one would admit to the discretion. I've learned to hide them in the downstairs fridge but that's not always foolproof. We live in the Mid -Atlantic where Shrimp Salad is a must at just about every gathering. Love these!


Sunday 19th of June 2016

Carsyn is so cute! These sliders sound amazing! Definitely perfect for summer.

Nicole Cook

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thank you Tara, he's a sweetheart! Thanks for the sweet words about the sliders!

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