This Shrimp Dip is one of the easiest and best appetizers you’ll ever make. It’s thick and creamy, and full of clean shrimp flavor. My mom’s shrimp dip recipe is a Christmas Eve tradition for our family, and also makes appearances on game days and many other gatherings all year long!
My parents hosted Christmas Eve for my mom’s side of the family for many, many years. And my mom’s Shrimp Dip quickly became an annual tradition, right alongside the homemade oyster stew and hand-cranked vanilla ice cream.
Some of the best memories I own are Christmas Eve memories. As a kid, our house was filled with energetic cousins, all of whom could also be called friends. Along with our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, we played games for hours: Spoons, Farkle, and a variety of marbles, dominoes, and card games. We filled the house with so. much. awesome. laughter.
This recipe is one of the easiest and best appetizers you’ll ever make. And you can prepare it ahead of time, leaving it to rest its merry little self in the refrigerator until your guests arrive. It’s thick and creamy, and full of clean shrimp flavor. We enjoy this dip on Christmas Eve and all year ’round!
Shrimp Dip with Canned Shrimp
I keep tiny canned shrimp in our pantry at all times, just for this shrimp dip recipe.
Besides that, all I need is: cream cheese, mayo (absolutely do not use Miracle Whip!), fresh green onion (I love the brightness this adds!), garlic salt, and black pepper.
You just can’t go wrong with shrimp dip with cream cheese. Right?!
The simple list of ingredients for this cold shrimp dip lets the shrimp flavor come through beautifully.
I’ve often thought, “What can I add to this recipe to improve it?” Because it feels just “too simple”. But it really needs nothing more.
Make this for game day.
Or girls night.
Or just because.
And if you enjoy this on Christmas Eve, it’ll be just like we’re celebrating together. You. Me. And my mom’s shrimp dip. Cheers!
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from Mom's recipe box
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70
from Mom's recipe box
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(This post was previously published in 2012. Photographs and some of the text were updated in 2018.)
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