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Ben's Seafood Dip Recipe

Ben's Seafood Dip

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"A must-have at get-togethers! This chunky seafood dip is sooooo easy, you'll find yourself making several batches at a time! Imitation crab meat may be substituted for shrimp."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Place the cream cheese and gelatin in a medium bowl and microwave on high approximately 1 minute, or until melted. Blend until creamy.
  2. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup, celery, green onions, water chestnuts and shrimp. Chill in the refrigerator approximately 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This was a little bland for our taste. With a little spicing up, it became darn good. First, I substituted finely diced celery for the water chestnuts, then added 1T horseradish, 2T finely minced sweet pickle and 2t dijon mustard. It was good, but when I made it the following time, I substituted Cream of Tomato soup for the mushroom, substituted celery for chestnuts, and once again added the horseradish and sweet pickle. My friends and family preferred it made with tomato soup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

This was a really quick & easy recipe, but I would not waste good shrimp on it! There is just no flavor to the recipe, I tried adding different spice which helped, but it took a while to doctor it up.


15 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

A very good recipe, just needs a little spicing up. I added 2 Tbs of southwest seasoning and that made a huge difference. I'm thinking about trying tabasco next time. Also, I used the small canned shrimp you find in the international food aisle, made prep time a lot easier. Better on day 2, so I make it the night before a gathering.

Jan 25, 2004

Although this is a good recipe, it needed punching up. I added 2 teaspoons of Old Bay Seasoning. More could easily be added.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe received rave reviews and requests at Thanksgiving with family and at the office among staff members. It's crunchy/creamy and delicious just the way it is--and it's quick to put together.

Jan 25, 2004

Perfect! Finally! I think this is the 4th seafood salad recipe I've made in the last couple of months and this one is wonderful -- perfect consistancy and yummy taste. On crackers or a sub this awesome!!!!

Jan 25, 2004

Wonderful! This is a very creamy, smooth dip. I tried rolling it in chopped nuts after it has set for an extra dash of pizazz. A great recipe for supermarket shrimp and fresh vegetables.

Feb 07, 2005

I made this for the most recent Super Bowl party. It sure makes A LOT! Everyone said they liked it but I still brought half of it home so I'm wondering how much they really liked it!? I added 3 tsp. of Old Bay seasoning (as someone had suggested) and I think it added a lot to the taste. Not sure if I would make it again, though since I brought so much back home.


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  • Calories
  • 28 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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