Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is such a great recipe. It is easy and is so good! I get asked to make this for holiday parties. One tip - remember to take it out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving or it will break your crackers. You can use 2 cans of shrimp in place of the frozen salad shrimp.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces seafood cocktail sauce
  • 16 ounces frozen salad shrimp, thawed, rinsed, drained


  1. On a 10"-12" serving plate spread cream cheese (I sometimes use a pizza pan) .
  2. Spread on cocktail sauce (you won't need the whole bottle).
  3. Place shrimp on top of sauce.
  4. Put them close together so shrimp covers sauce completely.
  5. Cover and refrigerate.
  6. Remove from fridge at least 30 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is my favorite appy. Very easy to make. I serve with triscuit crackers I found that they dont break apart when scooping the dip up.

5 5

This appetizer shows up regularly at family gatherings and always gets devoured.

5 5

When I make this Christmas, I add parsley (dried or fresh cut very small with a kitchen shears on top of the cocktail sauce. The warning to take out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving is an important one.

Thanksgiving Tips & Ideas >

Make Sides They'll Be Thankful For
How-To: Tackle Turkey Intimidation
Apple, Pumpkin & Pecan Pie: Oh My!