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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 5.7g; carbohydrates 5g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 361.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2011
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. Read More
(7)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2005
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2005
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2008
Great. Add sour cream garlic powder onion powder and mix all together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
This is always a hit. I use an easier and more appealing presentation though. I simply place the block of cream cheese on a serving plate pour the drained and chilled shrimp over it then the cocktail sauce. Serve with a small cheese spreader for spreading on crackers. Very elegant. And easier! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2011
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. Read More
(7)
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