Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Cups

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Easy Low Cal Buffalo shrimp wraps are filling but won’t leave you feeling heavy. This buffalo shrimp recipe has the perfect spice and crunch. Ready in under 15 minutes.

Buffalo shrimp on a plate with toppings.
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Why Make These Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

These Buffalo shrimp are perfectly spiced and tangy. They cook up incredibly quick, with minimal ingredients. These are husband approved and perfect for a lightened up meal.

Serve the buffalo shrimp over rice, in a tortilla or even on their own. They are so good and pair with multiple things.

You can make these healthier and even more low cal by skipping the ranch drizzle, but the crunch from onions and celery is SO GOOD. Pack them up for lunch and your coworkers will be jealous.

Ingredients Needed For Buffalo Shrimp

Buffalo Shrimp Ingredients on a counter in bowls.
  • Shrimp. Large, raw shelled and deveined shrimp.
  • Seasoning. Paprika, pepper, salt.
  • Olive Oil. High quality, neutral in flavor.
  • Buffalo Sauce. You can use any brand, this is my favorite brand, it’s clean and super creamy but use whatever you love.
  • Garlic. Sliced cloves are best.
  • Celery. For topping.
  • Red Onion. For topping.
  • Romaine Lettuce. You can also use butter lettuce leaves.

Steps To Make This Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

steps with chopped veggies on a cutting board.

Step One. In a large non-stick skillet heat oil. Add shrimp and sliced garlic. Cook, flipping halfway, until pink and opaque on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add the hot sauce, tossing to coat and turn off the heat.

shrimp in a skillet with sauce.

Step Two. Assemble wraps: Add shrimp to the center of a romaine leaf, then top with red onion, celery and dressing. Enjoy!

finished meal on a plate with lettuce.

FAQ’s & Tips For Making Buffalo Shrimp

How long do these keep?

If making ahead of time, just wait until you are ready to eat before assembling. These will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheating~ I would eat them chilled but feel free to microwave the shrimp lightly if you’d prefer.

Other ways to enjoy this recipe.

These lettuce wraps are handheld so they can be slightly messy depending on your lettuce.
Serve the shrimp over salads
Wrap it in a tortilla or wrap
Top on pizza
Serve over rice.

Topping Suggestions

Other than celery and onion these buffalo shrimp are great with the following toppings.
Fresh cilantro or parsley
Green onions
Jalapeño
Blue Cheese or Feta

Avocado Slices

Can I make these buffalo shrimp keto?

Make this buffalo shrimp keto by using a keto friendly buffalo sauce, like Primal Kitchen.

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Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
5 from 3 votes

Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Easy Low Cal Buffalo shrimp wraps are filling but won't leave you feeling heavy. They have the perfect spice and crunch. Ready in under 15 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ¼ cup prepared buffalo sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 3 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 4-8 whole romaine lettuce leaves
  • 3 tbsp ranch dressing , *see notes

Instructions 

  •  In a large non-stick skillet heat oil. Add shrimp and sliced garlic. Cook, flipping halfway, until pink and opaque on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Add the hot sauce, tossing to coat and turn off the heat.
  • Assemble wraps: Add shrimp to the center of a romaine leaf, then top with red onion, celery and dressing. Enjoy! 

Notes

*this is optional for flavor, you can also use blue cheese or a yogurt based dressing, a little goes a long way. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2lettuce wraps | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 167
Keyword: 10 minute
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made these for lunch this week, so good! Never thought to use Shrimp and Buffalo together.

  2. 5 stars
    Made the shrimp for an appetizer for a dinner party, everyone loved them and they were gone instantly.