Layered Shrimp Recipe -
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Layered Shrimp

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"This is an easy, last-minute pot-luck dish that everybody will love and only you know how "hard" it was to make."

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    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. On a large dinner plate, spread cream cheese to edge of plate. The cheese should be spread to about a 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch thickness. Pour cocktail sauce in center of plate, leaving a 1-inch ring around the edge of cream cheese. Make a pile of the shrimp by covering the cocktail sauce.
  2. Arrange crackers by sticking them standing up into the cream cheese ring around the edge. Place them tight like dominos around the entire plate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2006

This was a big hit at a party I had! I used pre-packaged frozen, already peeled shrimp with the tails still on, and it took no time at all to put together. IDEAL for someone who doesn't cook, but wants to bring a dish! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 27, 2005

Easy to make, but nothing out of the ordinary.


19 Ratings

Dec 08, 2006

I have made this same recipe for several years. If you use canned tiny shrimp you can get more flavor and sooooo easy. Do not put the crackers into the cream cheese. Just have them separate then they will not get soggy.

Aug 04, 2008

very good dip. i didnt like the sound of it, but it turned out very tasty. i made mine a little different, i mixed the shrimp and cocktail sauce, and layered that over the cream cheese, then sprinkled shredded parmesan on top then added chopped green onions. i will definitely make this super easy dip again!

Sep 07, 2010

Love this recipe. Have been making it for years. Can use block of cream cheese (leave it in block form) cocktail sauce mixed with small salad shrimp and dump on top ..... so quick and easy

Jan 15, 2007

I served this on New years eve and it was good but still pretty much the same as any other one like this I've had. It was easy to make and does look pretty on the table but I am still going to look for another shrimp/dip recipe.

Jan 15, 2007

I have used this recipe countless times when I needed to bring a dish and it couldn't be a hot one. This lasts if it is setting out for a while and it is delicious. It is a good crowd pleaser but doesn't have the WOW factor, but that's ok sometimes. The only change I make is to add some green onions for color and some crunch. Delicious...thanks for the post.

May 10, 2006

So Great! I used frozen shrimp. And I finished it off my adding some very finly chopped green onion and green pepper. It looked beautiful and the crip peppers added a nice texture. Came together in no time to! Great for a last min. get together.


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  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 94 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 628 mg
  • 25%

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

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