Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe -
Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Layered Shrimp Dip

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"Olives not only make this creamy layered shrimp dip look pretty, they add a nice flavor twist to an otherwise straightforward party favorite. Crab may be substituted for shrimp."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Spread cream cheese on a medium round serving platter. Layer with cocktail sauce. Top with baby shrimp, green onions and olives. Chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Jul 31, 2006

Yummmy! I mixed in a few drops of hot sauce; then spread a very thin layer of the cream cheese onto a small platter. Because I was having a small dinner party with other appetizers the plate I used was about the size of a salad plate. Smooth the cream cheese all the way to the 'lip' of the plate (reduced the ingredients). Spread an even layer of cocktail sauce over the cream cheese; I think this sauce can be overpowering so keep it thin. Drain frozen baby shrimp well to spread over the top of the cocktail sauce; next, green onions, chpd tomatoes, & finely shredded mozzeralla cheese as suggested by another reviewer. I also left off the black olives. This makes a pretty dish and I like the thin layers to scoop up with the thin triangular shaped Triscuit crackers. I served with Cheese Easy Squares, honey roasted peanuts; as well as blue chips with a artichoke salsa. A hit with my guests!

Dec 08, 2006

I have been making this dip for a long time. There are always several people who go crazy for it and insist I make it again for them. I use half cream cheese and half mayonnaise as the base and add a layer of shredded mozarella cheese. It goes great with Ritz crackers.


11 Ratings

Dec 22, 2003

This is a wonderful party dip. It is pretty and is very easy to prepare. My guests loved it. I will definitely make it again.

Nov 04, 2010

I made this last night with rave reviews. I didn't use any green onions and used regular sized shrimp. I layered the cream cheese, cocktail sauce, imitation crab meat that I'd chopped, and then added the shrimp and olives. I sprinkled true lemon packets over the top of it and that added a fabulous taste! I will make this again. :)

Dec 08, 2007

This was quick and easy and all of my guests loved it! I added shredded mozzerella cheese on top and finely chopped red and yellow bell peppers for some extra colour

Dec 29, 2005

I've made this before but added a layer of finely chopped tomato, green onion and finely shredded mozerella cheese on the top layer...I left the olives off altogether. The canned baby shrimp (rinsed) worked great!

Feb 14, 2007

Love it. I make this ALL the time!!

Aug 16, 2011

This was super easy and really tasty! I used a frozen (thawed) shrimp ring instead of canned baby shrimp and it was delicious! Almost can't stop eating it. Everyone loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 55 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

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

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