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Easy Shrimp Dip Recipe
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Easy Shrimp Dip

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"Easy to make and inexpensive -- sure to please any crowd. Serve this creamy dip flavored with cocktail sauce on a platter with your favorite crackers."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place the cream cheese in the center of a serving platter.
  2. In a small bowl, gently blend the shrimp and cocktail sauce. Pour the mixture over the cream cheese. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 06, 2003

People ask me in advance to have this at my parties. I mix sour cream with the cream cheese to give it a softer, smoother texture. I also spread the cream cheese across the whole platter and spread the cocktail sauce and sprinkle the shrimp on top. Wheat Thins go excellent with this.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2009

This was good and will make again but plan on adding a few things. It needs to be "meatier" so I will add a can of crab meat. I also will add some chopped green onions. Other than that it was good and everyone enjoyed it even though it was alittle dull.

Jun 23, 2003

This was a big hit!! As others suggested, I spread the cream cheese on the bottom of a nine inch pie pan. I used thawed, frozen salad shrimp. (I am not fond of canned fish or meats.) It was gone in minutes!!! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 12, 2003

I have used this recipe for YEARS! my variations are that I spread the cream cheese and cocktail sauce out on a plate and use "fresh or frozen Salad shrimp" and put that on top of the cream cheese & cocktail sauce. This never lasts long at my work parties.

Sep 26, 2005

I love this recipe!! I like to use thawed frozen salad shrimp instead of canned, and I also add a little Old Bay and garlic powder to the cream cheese to spice it up a little. Never any leftovers and my kids love it!

Sep 01, 2010

This was very good! But of course I added some things. First I mixed sour cream in with the cream cheese, then I also added a little bit of garlic powder, onion powder and a dash of hot sauce and spread that on a plate. I topped it with the cocktail sauce and some fresh crab. YUM! My boyfriend loved it! We dipped town house multigrain toppers in to the dip- it was sooooo good!

Jan 16, 2005

This was good....but...I let the cream chees soften and mixed it with the shrimp, shaped into a ball and then poured the cocktail sauce over it. I served this with ritz buttery crackers too. Loved it!

Aug 15, 2003

I have made this so many times. It is always a hit. Normally I put cream cheese in a thin layer on a 9" round and then layer the sauce. Also, you can either put the shrimp or crab meat as the top layer. They both taste great. An easy thing that most people really like.


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  • Calories
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

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

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