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.

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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.

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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

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Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders

Nicole Cook
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?
4.59 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sandwiches Burgers and Sliders
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 229 kcal


  • 12 Slider Rolls
  • 1.5 pounds mini shrimp peeled and deveined.
  • ¾ cup onion chopped
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons 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.


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 595mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword easy sandwich recipes, easy seafood recipes, easy slider recipes
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  1. My hubby does not like lobster, but he does love shrimp! I’ve never thought of making shrimp roll sliders, but they look fabulous—-perfect light dinner for us!!! Your grandbaby is adorable—I know you’re enjoying every minute of being a grandma!!!

    1. The “shrimp salad” is so good with or without the sliders. Would be great as a side dish too. And yes my sweet friend, being a grandma to this precious boy (who I have sitting next to me at the moment) has been one of the most incredible experiences ever. <3 Thank you!!

  2. Love, love, love shrimp salad, especially when made with tiny Matan shrimp from the icy cold waters of northern Quebec. They are so salty and briney. Your recipe looks great and you have awoken a craving. Oh dear.

    1. We love it too, that’s why we thought it would be great in little sliders. The Matan shrimp sound amazing and now I wish I was in Canada eating fresh seafood!

  3. I’m with you on the no-Miracle Whip rule, Nicole. My best friend growing up came from Miracle Whip family. If we were making sandwiches at her house, I’d have only mustard. I can’t bear the sweetness.

    Your little shrimp sliders look great! Lucky that you took a few photos before they all got eaten! Cracks me up that no one would confess to eating the reserved ones.

    1. That’s my big problem with Miracle Whip. It makes everything taste way too sweet. Thanks for the sweet words about the sliders, even with my sad lack of photos haha. Nope still nobody has fessed up.

  4. I love onion so it definitely would not be too much for me. I also hate Miracle Whip. I was just telling my mom the other day that one of my baby sitters made me a sandwich with it at her house and I was like what is wrong with this sandwich. We all have different tastes!

  5. Too funny that nobody fessed up to eating the picture sliders! Oh well, at least you got a few pics and they look great! Shrimp is one of our all-time favorites, so I am definitely going to have to make these!

    1. We remade them in big version last night and I was able to snap a few photos, but they aren’t the slider version. Still the culprit has not been identified. I feel like I should become a sleuth, but really I don’t care anymore. haha They were so good!

  6. Everything is better in slider form, right?! These look amazing & what a great story! You know they’re good when your secret stash disappears!!

    1. I think that was the clue for me Marion. LOL It was more a laughable moment than a get mad moment. I didn’t “hide” them which I should have, so I’m sure someone just thought, oh hey, maybe those didn’t fit on the platter and they are for eating. haha

  7. Yes, indeed, Nicole…Photos speak a thousand words and your shrimp roll sliders do look and sound incredible! Glad you forgave the fridge pick-up…If I’d be there such deliciousness might have tempted my fingers (and stomach) too <3

  8. 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!

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