Holiday Shrimp Dip Recipe -
Holiday Shrimp Dip Recipe
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Holiday Shrimp Dip

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"A couldn't-be-easier appetizer that will surely disappear at your next holiday party! Adding the diced red and green bell peppers on top makes it really festive."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Spread cream cheese in an even layer on a serving dish or in the bottom of a glass pie pan.
  2. Combine shrimp with cocktail sauce in a bowl and spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.
  3. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, covering the shrimp layer as completely as possible. Sprinkle the red and green bell pepper over the cheese layer. Serve with crackers.
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Dec 30, 2009

I have been making this appetizer for many many years, I absolutely love it!! One tip, use fresh shrimp instead of the canned stuff, it is WAY better!! Other than that, I like to use triscuits for my cracker of choice.

Dec 26, 2008

This was super-simple, and very popular at our Christmas Day celebration. My family really enjoyed it.


14 Ratings

Dec 04, 2009

Simple and yummy! It's one of those things that once you start, you just can't stop eating it... until it's gone!

Jan 05, 2010

This made an excellent contribution to our Christmas Eve appetizer table. It's very festive and colorful thanks to the red and green peppers. Next time I might add extra shrimp. I definitely recommend adding the mozzarella and peppers - a splendid mixture of flavors when topped on a cracker.

Dec 28, 2010

Green onion is the only other thing I added and only because I had it and saw it mentioned in another review and we love them. This dip is excellent and I already plan on making it for our New Years gathering. I agree with other reviewers in the fact that fresh shrimp is best but you'd have to chop it up really fine so canned salad ones worked perfectly for me. Thank you for the great recipe!

Dec 09, 2010

I have been making the recipe for years, it was given to me by my aunt. It makes a very nice christmas presentation. I add celery, green onion and roma tomatoes to my topping. Also if I cant get fresh shrimp then I use frozen. Sociables crackers go really well. This looks very nice on an oval platter.

Jan 03, 2011

I made this last night for a New Year's Eve party and it was a hit. Some people didn't realize it was shrimp. I liked it a lot and will make again.

Dec 28, 2010

I have made this recpies a couple of times now and am planning on making it again at Christmas. So delicious and everyone could not stop eating it until it was gone! I also added some green onion and cut back on the amount of cocktail sauce. YUMMY!


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  • Calories
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 268 mg
  • 11%

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

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