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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 24.6mg 8% DV; sodium 177.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
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! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2006
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! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
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.:) Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
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 Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
Love it. I make this ALL the time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
I omitted the olives because although they would have looked pretty I don't care for them. I mixed 1/2 tsp of garlic powder 1 Tbsp white horseradish & a drained & rinsed can of crab meat into WHIPPED cream cheese. This soft cream cheese made it easier to mix & also scoop up when serving. I cut one pound of shrimp (washed drained & dried) into about 1 inch pieces. I brought the dip which I'd layered in a glass pie plate & covered with plastic wrap in a plastic cake carrier to a party last night & it was a huge hit! Read More
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