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Baked Shrimp Dip

Hot, garlicky, cheesy, and super creamy Baked Shrimp Dip perfect for a New Year’s Eve party or Game Day gathering. This makes a delicious hot appetizer that your guests will devour in seconds.

Hot shrimp dip topped with cooked shrimp.


 

Kick off your party with this irresistible Baked Shrimp Dip. Take out the pita chips, veggie sticks, and crackers, and dig in!

  • Crowd-Pleaser: Packed with shrimp, various cheeses, garlic, and seasonings, this dip is baked to bubbly perfection, making it a hit at any gathering.
  • Rich and Flavorful: The combination of creamy texture, zesty lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, herbs, and hot sauce creates a rich and delicious flavor.
  • Convenient Preparation: This family-favorite dip is not only tasty but also easy to make, requiring just one dish for preparation.

Shrimp Dip Ingredients

  • Medium Shrimp: You’ll need a pound of shrimp.
  • Cream Cheese, softened: Creates a rich, creamy base.
  • Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt: Adds tanginess and smooth texture.
  • Mayonnaise: Enhances creaminess with a slight tang.
  • Shredded Mozzarella: Melts for a gooey, cheesy texture.
  • Grated Parmesan: Offers sharp, savory flavor.
  • Minced Garlic: Brings bold, aromatic touch.
  • Old Bay Seasoning: Adds a unique spice blend for depth.
  • Hot Sauce: Optional
  • Salt & Pepper:
  • Lemon Juice: Adds a bright, citrusy zing.
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley: Fresh flavor and garnish.
  • To Serve: Veggies, pita chips, or crackers as accompaniments.

How To Make Shrimp Dip

  1. First, you want to cook the shrimp. If you want inspiration, I suggest using this easy and delicious Lemon Herb Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe.
  2. Then, let the shrimp cool a bit before chopping them up into pieces. 
  3. In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt (or sour cream), shredded mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, herbs, and seasonings. Please ensure that the cream cheese is softened, otherwise, it will be a bit of a challenge to whip everything together. 
  4. Add the diced shrimp to the cheesy mixture; stir and mix until everything is completely incorporated and transfer the shrimp mixture to a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately with veggies, pita chips, crackers, etc.
Creamy cheese shrimp dip in a baking dish.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Experiment with Seasonings: Don’t hesitate to switch up the flavors by adding various seasonings, spices, or herbs to suit your taste.
  • Incorporate Vegetables: Adding baby spinach or chopped bell peppers can introduce a fresh, colorful twist to the dip.
  • Alternative Options: If shrimp isn’t available or preferred, consider substituting it with crab or diced ham for a different yet equally delicious flavor profile.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare this dip a day ahead (up to 24 hours), just cover it and keep it in the refrigerator. Take it out 30 minutes before baking to let it reach near room temperature.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350˚F oven for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

I highly recommend serving this dip with my wonton chips, my air fryer potato chips, or my fantastic bagel chips. For a lighter option, grab these air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites, and arrange some broccoli florets and veggie sticks around the bowl with the shrimp dip.

Scooping out cheese dip with crackers.

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baked shrimp dip topped with cooked shrimp

Baked Shrimp Dip

Katerina | Diethood
Indulge in this warm Baked Shrimp Dip made with a blend of garlicky, cheesy, and irresistibly creamy flavors, making it the perfect appetizer for game days and parties.
4.84 from 25 votes
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, thawed, peeled, deveined, and cooked
  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, about 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, or to taste
  • hot sauce, to taste, optional
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F and lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish. 8×8 works great.
  • Cook the shrimp; let cool for a bit and coarsely chop.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, Old Bay seasonings, hot sauce (if using), salt, pepper, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, and the chopped shrimp. Mix and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with remaining parsley.
  • Serve hot or warm with veggies, pita chips, crackers, etc.

Notes

  • Feel free to play with the dip’s flavors by mixing in different herbs, spices, or seasonings to match your preferences.
  • Introduce more flavors and texture by mixing in veggies like baby spinach or chopped bell peppers.
  • If you’re out of shrimp or prefer something else, try using crab or diced ham for a tasty and different twist.
  • This dip can be made up to a day in advance. Just cover and store it in the fridge. Before baking, let it sit out for 30 minutes to reach room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 180 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 164 mg | Sodium: 612 mg | Potassium: 84 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 346 IU | Vitamin C: 5 mg | Calcium: 190 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy shrimp recipe, hot shrimp dip, low carb seafood recipes, new year recipes, party dip recipe
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27 comments on “Baked Shrimp Dip”

  1. This looks great and I would love to make it. Can I use salad shrimp (precooked)? I would just skip the cooking shrimp part right?

  2. Best Shrimp Dip EVER!!!!
    Always the appetizer I’m asked to bring! The only thing I do different is use a lb. bag of fresh frozen peeled and deveined shrimp and quick scampi them in a little olive oil and seasoning and then dice up. Soooo delicious!!!

    1. You can freeze this cream cheese dip, but keep in mind that the texture may change and become noticeably grainier when you thaw it.

  3. I made this dip on Thanksgiving it was a big hit but i made too much i saved a small amount for me for the weekend
    Its been 3 days is ot still good to cook. I put it together on Thursday ots now Sunday

      1. Katerina - Diethood
        Katerina Petrovska

        Hi!
        Do you mean using precooked shrimp? Then, yes, you want to use cooked shrimp for this recipe.

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