Janice's Shrimp Spread

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Brenda.

My Mom Janice, made this easy shrimp spread every Christmas for as long as I can remember. While delicious as soon as it's made, I like to make it the night before to let the flavors blend. I always double this recipe because my Sister likes to take home any leftovers.

Top Review by Sarah_Jayne

This was very easy to put together and tasted good too. I cut the recipe in half because it was just me and had it on some toast and it was great that way. I used cooked and cold shrimp from the fridge rather than a can and I went for fat free cream cheese and it all worked well. We also can't get French or Catalina dressing in the UK. French dressing here is more like American's think of Italian dressing. So, I subbed some ketchup mixed with a bit of sweet chili sauce and it was nearly the same. Made for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) candeveined medium shrimp, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons bottled French dressing or 2 tablespoons Catalina dressing or 2 tablespoons western salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated horseradish
  • 1 -2 tablespoon milk


  1. In a large bowl, beat all ingredients except milk until well combined. Add 1-2 tblsp milk depending on the consistency you like. I only add 1 tablespoon.
  2. Chill overnight.
  3. Serve with assorted crackers.

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