Party Spread in a Snap

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Messy, easy, delicious...all the components for a fun party recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 8 ounces cooked baby shrimp, drained if necessary
  • 1 jar seafood cocktail sauce
  • cracker, your choice


  1. Remove cream cheese from wrapper and place on a plate.
  2. Dump shrimp all over top, letting some spill over.
  3. Pour cocktail sauce over all.
  4. Serve with crackers.
  5. No need for spreading utensils.
  6. Once the cream cheese softens a bit, it yields to the crackers.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful party spread. Instead of leaving the cream cheese in a block, I spread a thin layer onto a platter, used a 5 oz. package of frozen salad shrimp, and a mild cocktail sauce. I served with "Wheat Thins" leftovers and everyone wants the recipe. They couldn't believe it when I told them how simple it was! I think it would also be great with sliced scallions to top, and would add for a very nice presentation. Thanks for a definite keeper!! ~Manda

Manda August 12, 2002

This is a great appetizer. I like to use a very spicy cocktail sauce. I've had it several times over the years -- Thanks for posting this great recipe. I had forgotten it and will be using it again.

Kathy :-( August 08, 2002

It doesn't get any easier or simpler than this. I used fat free cream cheese and low fat/low sodium triskets. It was a hit.

Solomon August 04, 2003