Very Easy Shrimp Dip Recipe -
Very Easy Shrimp Dip Recipe
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Very Easy Shrimp Dip

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"A very quick and easy (and tasty!) shrimp dip. Serve with a nice assortment of crackers."

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  • PREP

    10 mins

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  1. Spread the cream cheese on the bottom of a 8 inch square serving dish. Layer the shrimp over the cream cheese. Pour the cocktail sauce over the top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2007

This is loved everywhere I take it but a few things different in mine. Mix softened cream cheese and 1 Tblsp of Milk with electric mixer. And 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder 1/4 of a small onion finely chopped and 1/4 of the Cocktail jar. Mix well with electric mixer. Then put on platter, cover with well drained baby shrimp and the rest of the cocktail sauce. Chill in fridge an hour serve with crackers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2011

I have had this dip before and loved it, but I didn't like it very much when I made it myself. Maybe it was the type of cocktail sauce I used? It was also difficult to dip my bagel crackers int it. They would break every time i tried to scoop up some of the cream cheese.

Dec 28, 2006

Classic! Very appealing and easy. I beat the cream cheese with 4 oz. sour cream just to make it creamier and easier to scoop up with crackers.

Jan 27, 2005

This is great!!! I don't use canned shrimp. I use fresh shrimp and I put the cocktail sauce over the cream cheese and then put the shrimp over the cocktail sauce. It is great for parties!!!

Jan 01, 2008

I have used this recipe for years & it's excellent! I do prefer to use fresh shrimp. I use wheat thins as a cracker to dip them with... yum! **Please note though, the cocktail sauce can make a world of difference, so make sure you use something you know you like!

May 08, 2006

This is just one of those classic recipes. Simple yet delicious, my mom always made this for company. Instead of layering the ingredients though she mixed it all together into a lovely pink dip. I can never get enough of it.

Apr 17, 2008

I made this with a few changes, I made my own cocktail sauce (Katchup and hoursradish) because I like more horseradishy zipI threw all the ingredients in a blender and then chilled it in a bowl, served with potato chips and it is AMAZING!

Sep 10, 2005

I'm not a huge fan of shrimp but this shrimp dip is very good. I used 2 cans of shrimp mixed with 1 bottle of zesty chili sauce. I also added approx. 1/2 cup sour cream to the cream cheese for a better texture and for the ease of spreading/scooping. Top this dip off with 2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese and use Tostito brand "scoops" for scooping the dip....YUM!!


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  • Calories
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 361 mg
  • 14%

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

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