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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!
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
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, 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
- 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.
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
- 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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
I love pampered chefs bread tins. Stuff a pilsbury French bread in bake and enjoy. Everyone loves this with crab dip
Yum! I have never made shrimp dip before. I cannot wait to try this
This dip looks so good, Robyn! I love the tangy, creamy ingredients. I would go back for more than just one dip, for sure!
I’m always on the hunt for new dips as we head into football season and can’t wait to try this, Robyn!
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!
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.
I love it. Thanks Robyn and have a good weekend!
Yummy!!! Have a great weekend!!! Thank-you
Delicious! The folks at the party loved this dish and wanted the recipe.
YAY! I’m so glad everyone loved it, Mrs. Fuller!!! Hope you have a great rest of your Labor Day weekend!
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!
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!
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
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.
What kind of chips are using here? Can you recommend a cracker? I want to make this for a baby shower this weekend.
I use various kinds of crackers, thick pita chips and such. What ever type of cracker you prefer should be great! Thanks!
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!
Your recipes are great, easy to make and enjoyable to taste. Thank you.
Thank you, Mary. I’m so glad you enjoy my recipes.
Can this be frozen? I want to make it ahead and give it as a gift with homemade crackers.
I don’t recommend freezing this dip, Kristine. The texture usually changes when dips made with cream cheese are frozen.