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This Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip recipe is a simple creamy dip that is easy to make and serve. Just chop up pre-cooked shrimp and mix the ingredients together. It’s a great appetizer for your next party!Pin this recipe for later!
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Why I Love This Recipe
- No Cooking Needed – Buy pre-cooked shrimp and this simple seafood dip is so easy to mix up – no oven required!
- Less than 10 Ingredients – Most of them are straight from the pantry!
- Crowd Favorite Appetizer – This easy dip will disappear fast!
- Easy Appetizer – Take just 10 minutes to prepare!
How To Make a Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip
See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
Just mix all the ingredients together and serve!
- Beat Cream Cheese and Mayo – In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed to beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Add the mayo to the cream cheese mixture and stir until combined.
- Stir in Remaining Ingredients – Stir in the remaining ingredients (minus the parsley garnish). Be sure to give it a taste and adjust any flavors.
- Serve – Transfer into a serving bowl and sprinkle the top with fresh parsley to garnish. Serve with your favorite crackers, crostini, bread, or veggies for dipping.
Yes this dip can be made the day before and stored in the fridge in an airtight container. It’s best to give it a good stir right before serving.
This cold shrimp dip is cream cheese-based and has fresh chopped shrimp, green onion, lemon juice, and even a little hot sauce to add a tiny amount of spice.
You can use any cooked shrimp to make the dip. I love to use shrimp cocktail from the grocery store to save time and it even comes with the cocktail sauce that is used in the recipe.
I love to serve this dip with various dippers, such as crackers, bread, tortilla chips, vegetable sticks (carrots, celery sticks, bell peppers), or even pita chips.
Triscuits (as show in the pictures) are my favorite cracker for this dip because it’s nice and sturdy. Wheat Thins or Ritz crackers are great too. Choose your favorite or mix and match for a variety of textures and flavors.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Remember to give it a good stir before serving if the dip has separated or settled.
Creamy dips like this one tend not to freeze well due to the cream cheese content, as it can change in texture when thawed. It’s best enjoyed fresh or stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
- Room Temp Cream Cheese – Starting with room temperature cream cheese is important. If you use chilled cream cheese, the base will not be as smooth and the other ingredients will not mix in as evenly.
- Mixing – I like to use an electric hand mixer for the cream cheese and mayo so it gets super smooth, but switch to a spoon for when you add the rest of the ingredients so you don’t overmix the shrimp.
- Chopped Shrimp – Chop your shrimp as finely as you like, you could even give them a quick pulse in the food processor.
- Variation – For a tangy zing add a teaspoon of lemon juice of some lemon zest.
More Cold Dip Recipes
Cold Shrimp Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cups cooked shrimp finely chopped and chilled
- 1/2 cup green onion finely sliced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon shrimp cocktail sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- Optional: finely chopped parsley for garnish
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on low speed to beat cream cheese until smooth.
- Add the mayonnaise and continue mixing until fully combined.
- Stir in the shrimp, green onion, lemon juice, soy sauce, cocktail sauce and hot sauce until well incorporated.
- Transfer into a serving bowl and top with fresh parsley to garnish. Serve with your favorite crackers, bread or veggies for dipping.