This easy shrimp dip comes together quickly but looks elegant on an appetizer table

Peggy Begin
Southern Kitchen
Shrimp Dip

About the recipe

This delicious appetizer can be pulled together quickly, but it looks quite elegant. Frozen shrimp is a good thing to keep on hand at all times. You can thaw it as an easy appetizer or as a quick protein source for a stir fry.

Serves: 16

Hands On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


8 ounces whipped cream cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup shrimp cocktail sauce

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 pound frozen cooked shrimp, thawed, shelled, deveined

Old Bay seasoning

1 tomato, diced

3 green onions, diced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. Spread onto large plate with curved edge. Spread cocktail sauce over mixture. Top with shredded cheese and shrimp. Dust shrimp with Old Bay seasoning. Top with tomato, green onions and dill. Chill at least a half-hour. Serve with crackers or bread.


Per serving: 206 calories (percent of calories from fat, 73), 11 grams protein, 3 grams carbohydrates, trace fiber, 17 grams fat (8 grams saturated), 93 milligrams cholesterol, 314 milligrams sodium.