Layered Shrimp Spread

“Who’s bringing the shrimp dip?” is usually the first organizational get-together question with my family and friends.  You know, first things first and all.  This festive appetizer is fun all year around (Super Bowl, anyone?) but I love how the red and green make it pop at Christmastime.  Enjoy!


Layered Shrimp Spread

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. mayo
  • 1 c.  seafood cocktail sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans (4 1/2 oz. each) tiny shrimp (rinse and drain)

Beat cream cheese, sour cream and mayo until smooth.  Spread on a large round serving platter.  Cover with seafood sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese, shrimp, onion and tomatoes.  Cover and chill.  Serve with crackers.  (we like Ritz, Triscuits, and Wheat Thins)




** I made 1/2 of the recipe for our snack night on Sunday. 1/2 FILLS a large dinner plate, and will take us (family of 5) a few days to consume.


  1. I bet my three boys could inhale this in one sitting. Ha! They love shrimp! Yummy.

  2. Oh, this sounds yummy. It would be great at an upcoming party. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Good luck with the TMTT giveaway.

  3. This looks wonderful!

  4. This sounds absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I love all of the colors. It’s so festive!

  6. that looks awesome!! yummmmy

  7. I’ve made something similar in the past. Looks wonderful. Happy TMTT!

  8. My family is not fond of shrimp but I am, and I like to serve it when we have company. Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying it out.

  9. YUMMY! THanks for participating in TMTT!

  10. This looks delicious! I’m printing it out right now 🙂

  11. This looks delish! I can’t wait to try it!!

  12. This looks fantastic!! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  13. That looks wonderful! I’ll have to try it sometime.

  14. Mmmmmm…. This is one of my favorites! My mom has made this for years and the family fights to end eating it!

    Our variation is just the cream cheese spread alone (no mayo or sour cream), and then she uses whatever cheese, olives, bell peppers, yellow onions, etc. and it is oh so tasty!

  15. This is my new favorite version of shrimp dip! I made it last night for the Steelers/Titans game. Thanks for sharing it with the Diptacular. 🙂

  16. I made this recipe Friday as an after school snack (and a preview of the Super Bowl menu). My whole family love it!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!

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