Cream Cheese Shrimp Cocktail Dip

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Found this in Kraft Foods Magazine and sounds easy great for when companies coming. Once I pick up all the ingredients I plan on making it as a dip that's just a little different. Also suggested a substitute of 1 8oz package of chopped crabmeat for the shrimp. Will serve with crackers. Edited to change amount of shrimp to 3/4 pound based on flowers post. Thanks flower for the information.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread cream cheese onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate or shallow bowl.
  2. Toss shrimp with cocktail sauce.
  3. Spoon over cream cheese.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and onions.


Most Helpful

This recipe is great with crabmeat instead of shrimp. I use two cans of crabmeat, drained and rinsed, then mix it with the cream cheese and re-shape it into a block. Make this ahead and let it refrigerate for a couple of hours, then pour your favorite cocktail sauce over the block so it pools on the plate.Serve with mild-flavored crackers. I've never made it with parmesan cheese, but plan to next time.

Tim Searson May 29, 2008

This was so easy and quick to make, and was so yummy! I whipped it up Christmas morning, to take to my Mum's house for mid-morning nibblies, and everyone just loved it! It disappeared really quickly,a nd I had people ask for the recipe! I'll definately be making this again! :)

Sara 76 December 25, 2008

This was really yummy but I think next time I will either do a thicker layer of cream cheese or a thinner layer of shrimp as the ratio seemed off to me. Also, I saw this recipe at Kraft's website and it called for 3/4 pound of shrimp _not_ 3/4 cup. I used Recipe #287829 for the cocktail sauce and grated Parmesan as it was what I had. Thanks for posting this simple, fast, and tasty recipe!

flower7 May 17, 2008

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