Shrimp Dip is a delicious appetizer that’s always a hit at parties and gatherings! This recipe is creamy, a bit spicy and loaded with shrimp for a dip that’s ready in minutes and always a favorite!

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This amazing Shrimp Dip is one of our favorites to serve at all kinds of gatherings. I love how quick comes together, making it a great appetizer to make when pressed for time. But most of all, I really enjoy how delicious it is! Its zesty, creamy and so full of shrimp. And everyone loves it – I always get asked for the recipe. I make it like my Mama makes it.

Shrimp Dip Recipe

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As everyone is dipping chip after chip into this scrumptious dip, it usually leads to a conversation about other favorite dips. I especially love this dip during warmer times of the year. And my Buffalo Chicken Dip, Beef Enchilada Dip, Crab Dip, and Spinach Artichoke Dip are just a few that are in frequent rotation during the cooler months, but are fantastic anytime. And who can resist some good hummus and guacamole any time? Because everyone loves dips, right?!

There are many variations on shrimp dip. My family and friends have always loved this recipe of my mother’s. Here’s how we make it.

How to Make Shrimp Dip

To make this dip, you’ll need these ingredients.

  • Shrimp – cooked and prepped – You can also keep the cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp in the freezer and quickly defrost before making this.
  • Cream Cheese
  • Green Onions
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Lemon Juice
  • Horseradish –
  • Tabasco or Sriracha sauce – use your favorite and add desired amount to taste and heat preference

About the Shrimp

First, make sure you’ve cooked and prepped your favorite shrimp. I like to use wild caught shrimp and boil the shrimp to cook it. If cooking your shrimp right before making this dip, make sure to cool the shrimp by placing on ice. Then peel and devein. If using cooked, frozen shrimp, then safely defrost the shrimp in a bowl of ice. Once your shrimp is completely prepped, proceed with recipe instructions.

To make the dip, add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix with hand mixer or large spoon. You can also add the ingredients to a stand mixer bowl and stir with the paddle attachment to combine.

Once all of the ingredients are well-combined, store the shrimp dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours. This gives the best flavor by allowing the flavors in the dip to combine.

Serve with crackers or chips and enjoy!

I hope you all enjoy this shrimp dip recipe passed along to me from my Mama. It’s amazing! And seriously who can argue with how Mama does things? I sure hope one day my son, when presented with a dish, thinks back on the way that mine was made and how it tasted. I hope then he remembers the smells of supper in our kitchen while he finished his homework with the usual mingling of onions and garlic cooking on the stove for a base of one recipe or another. I hope then when he takes a bite of whatever dish he’s presented with, he immediately thinks mine to be better, whether in actuality it really was superior or whether his memory just lets him think so.

Which seems like fairly deep thinking over some simple shrimp dip, doesn’t it?

Whew! I can really let my mind wander as I’m cooking, but I hope you don’t mind.

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Because it really spurs me to make my recipes just a notch better than the first, second, third, and twenty-leven-hundredth time I make them. That way, I’m hoping my son will remember his Mama’s dishes fondly.

Here’s my Shrimp Dip Recipe. I hope you love it.

Shrimp Dip Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This easy Shrimp Dip with Cream Cheese recipe is creamy, crunchy and makes the perfect appetizer! Succulent shrimp is the star of this dip that comes together in less than 15 minutes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, , softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • Tabasco or Sriracha sauce, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until well-combined with a hand mixer or spoon. Alternately, add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix with the paddle attachment until well-combined.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to fully combine.


Note about shrimp: Use your favorite shrimp, cook and prepare it as directed in recipe. 

Storage Tips

To make ahead. After you complete making the shrimp dip, place airtight, lidded container and refrigerate from a few hours to overnight.
To store. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped well for up to 2 days.
Freezing is not recommend.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did your Mama make a dish that was absolutely, positively the best ever? I’m sure she did! I’d love for you to tell me about it.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


    1. YAY! I’m so glad everyone loved it, Mrs. Fuller!!! Hope you have a great rest of your Labor Day weekend!

  1. 5 stars

    My mom’s most delicious dish ever was Meatballs in sour cream sauce! It was full of meatballs and tomatoes and when you add the cream cheese, the sauce turns a light orange and then it’s served over wide noodles. Yum!

  2. My mother’s best 2 dishes were the beef stew with potatoes and Southern cornmeal dumplings the first day made into homemade beef with vegetable soup the next day – oh my! I was a young adult before I learned, though, that you could also add carrots and celery to beef stew!

  3. 5 stars
    Spectacular!!! star
    This recipe was exactly what I was looking for.
    I’ve tried one almost like this using crab. But, shrimp adds much more flavor.
    I just wanted to mention your pic’s are beautifully detailed

  4. Very close to MY Mom’s shrimp dip; can’t wait to compare.Hers uses sour cream & jarred chili sauce instead of cream cheese & Siracha.

  5. What kind of chips are using here? Can you recommend a cracker? I want to make this for a baby shower this weekend.

    1. Hi Carol,
      I use various kinds of crackers, thick pita chips and such. What ever type of cracker you prefer should be great! Thanks!

  6. Great recipe, loved your story of cooking for your son. I hope my daughter thinks the same of my cooking as the years pass. Thank you!

    1. I don’t recommend freezing this dip, Kristine. The texture usually changes when dips made with cream cheese are frozen.