Shrimp Dip with Cream Cheese (For Crackers)

No matter who you’re rooting for, you can’t help but crave a fresh dip for your party. This shrimp dip with cream cheese––made with the best-loved dip––is guaranteed to make the perfect addition to your event. Are you ready for the game? Are you feeling like you’ll be missing out without a traditional spread of dips and veggies? Well, it’s time to rethink your pre-game prep with this shrimp dip with cream cheese recipe.

They say good things come to those who wait.⁣⁣

It can be a lot of waiting when you’re craving dip, but you don’t have to do that for this delicious dish! Put together this shrimp dip, and it will be ready in 15 minutes. Perfect for those quick trips to a party or a tailgate event. Shrimp dip with cream cheese is excellent for game day parties or even holiday gatherings. What is shrimp dip? This is hot shrimp dip is for crackers, not dipping sauce for shrimp.

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shrimp dip with cream cheese

How to make excellent shrimp dip with cream cheese:

  • cook onions, garlic, and chilies-the purpose of this is to make sure they are fully cooked before adding the shrimp.
  • cook shrimp-cooking shrimp before adding the cheeses is essential to make sure it has that buttery texture on the outside.
  • add cheeses-the cheese and mayo is what makes this shrimp dip. Without them, there would be no creaminess to scoop onto your chip.

What to serve with shrimp dip with cream cheese

The first thing that comes to my mind that goes with shrimp dip is Cajun chicken, Southern baked spaghetti, or other flavors of the south. When Cajun spice is one of the seasonings, it is hard not to think of other Cajun flavors.

Varitions of shrimp dip:

  • rotel-you can make this a shrimp rotel dip recipe by adding a can of rotel to the mix! This would make it taste more like a spicy dip.
  • artichokes-artichokes would make this shrimp dip more healthy when it is a shrimp artichoke dip! Just fry along with the shrimp.
  • lobster-if you want this to taste more like the sea, adding lobster to make shrimp lobster dip sounds super amazing! Just a bit more on the pricey side.
  • crab-crab is another way to flavor this appetizer to be more sea-like. Shrimp and crab quesa dip is super favorful! An option to make this cheaper would be to use immitation crab.
  • serve cold-serving this shrimp dip cold might make it harder to scoop up with chips, but some people do like it cold!
  • add horseradish-horseradish will make this dip taste a bit bitter, but some people like their shrimp that way! Horseradish and ketchup is what makes cocktail sauce, so if you like those flavors with your shrimp, feel free to add it to this recipe.
  • sour cream-instead of mayo, you can use sour cream to help make this shrimp dip with cream cheese more creamy.

How to store shrimp dip with cream cheese:

  • fridge-store this shrimp cream cheese dip recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-I have not tried freezing this recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes. I am not sure if shrimp dip can be frozen and thawed and still taste delicious.
shrimp dip with cream cheese

Shrimp Dip Recipe

A super quick appetizer that will have your guests pleased in no time!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup white onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp green chilies
  • 1/2 cup shrimp, cut in halves detailed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spice
  • 1 tbsp pepper


  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Then add garlic, onion, and green chilies. Once onion is translucent, add in shrimp. Stir around until golden on both sides. Add cream cheese and shredded cheese.
  • After cheeses are melted, add remaining ingredients. Let simmer over medium heat for a few minutes to blend flavors. Serve hot with chips.

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