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Cheesy Baked Shrimp Dip

Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ΒΌ cup fresh minced onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pound small-medium shrimp chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions plus more for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt olive oil. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • Push onions and peppers to the side and add shrimp and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until shrimp is pink and garlic is fragrant; 1-2 minutes. Mix with the onions and peppers during the last 30 seconds.
  • Stir in cajun seasoning, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce and heat to a simmer.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in cream cheese, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, and green onions.
  • Stir until all cheese is melted and all ingredients are evenly distributed. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. If you want a more golden top, add a few minutes under the broiler.
  • Garnish with remaining green onions and serve with crackers or toasted bread.