Shrimp Dip just makes one of those dip recipes that everyone gathers around the bowl when you serve it.

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Which brings about the conversation as everyone is dipping chip after chip into it about how their Mama made her shrimp dip recipe. You see, there have to be twenty-leven-hundred ways to make shrimp dip, as with just about anything, and everyone always likes how their Mama made hers. No matter how their Mama made it.

Isn’t that the way things go though?

Mama always makes everything the best way. Mama’s meatloaf always tastes better than any other meatloaf. Mama’s mashed potatoes were always creamier. Mama’s sweet tea was always smoother. And on it goes. I know it is true for me. For me, my Mama’s roast beef immediately brings back all those memories of roast beef and potatoes on Sunday afternoons after church.

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.


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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

Shrimp Dip is always a crowd favorite when entertaining. Get this simple, yet delicious shrimp dip recipe that is sure to please.
5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 pound cooked shrimp peeled, deveined and roughly chopped
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup finely 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.
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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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21 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Everything my Mom makes is still the best. She doesn’t get around very good, but she still loves to cook. I can start to drool just thinking of her fried chicken with mashed potatoes, her cinnamon rolls, her coconut cream pie, homemade angel food cake, homemade candy, the list could go on and on. I love to cook too, but Mom’s is still better, hopefully that is what my kids will think of me someday!

  2. well, my mom’s never made shrimp dip and neither have I! So this one is looking like the best one I have ever seen! Sound perfect and I cannot wait to make this exact recipe to the T. No changes needed!

  3. What chip do you recommend with this dip? I need to take an appetizer to a little party on Saturday night and thought I would try this. Sounds yummy!

    1. Hi Mrs. Fuller,
      I am prone to gone more with the Fritos Corn Chips Scoops with this shrimp dip. Although, toasted baguette slices work great too! Have fun at your party on Saturday and Happy Labor Day!

    2. I love pampered chefs bread tins. Stuff a pilsbury French bread in bake and enjoy. Everyone loves this with crab dip

  4. This dip sounds delicious! I think I’ll make it to bring to my sisters house Sunday. I love shrimp anything! Thankfully I live in New Orleans where they are plentiful and usually cheaper than red meat. Not my mom as much as my granny. Wow she made the best, chocolate fudge and the best crawfish bisque. She offered to teach me the bisque but I was too lazy, now it’s too late. One of my biggest regrets!

  5. Can’t wait to try this, sounds wonderful. Robyn a few months ago I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe, when I came across your website. Yes! It is the best ever chocolate cake! Needless to say I subscribed by email & have been using a lot of your recipes, which have always been a hit at my house. Thank you so much for sharing all your southern wisdom, & delicious recipes.

  6. Delicious!

    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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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