Cheesy hot dips like this creamy shrimp dip are guaranteed to keep party guests satisfied and smiling all night long!

Mix oven-baked shrimp with a spicy blend of cream cheese, sour cream, and shredded cheese, and combine it with garlic, green onions, and hot sauce.

Serve this dip warm with sturdy crackers and veggies, to keep the party going for hours!

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Easy Party Dip!

  • This hearty hot dip gives a warm and welcoming touch to any gathering. Parties are more fun with well-fed guests!
  • This shrimp dip recipe is simple to make ahead, then just pop it in the oven to rewarm. Keep it warm in a Crockpot so guests can help themselves!
  • Make it as spicy or mild as you wish. Creamy, cheesy shrimp dip is thick enough to be a spread for crackers.

What Ingredients do I Need for Shrimp Dip?

Shrimp – Use peeled fresh or frozen shrimp. If not precooked, salt the water they are boiled in. Canned shrimp are also a convenient option in a pinch.

Sour Cream & Cream Cheese – For the best flavor, choose full-fat options. Low-fat can also be used, but will be less rich.

Cheese – For the creamiest dip, choose a good melting cheese. Shredded extra sharp cheddar provides a full, round flavor and ideal “meltiness.” Smoked provolone and gouda also melt and meld with other ingredients, and can add an extra flavor dimension.

Hot sauce – Use any brand of red hot sauce. Texas Pete, Tabasco, Sriracha, Frank’s, or your favorite brand are all good options. Even salsa will work with this versatile shrimp dip recipe.

Add-ins & Variations – Other optional additions include chopped water chestnuts for some crunch, jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes, or cans of Rotel. Make it extra savory with some ranch dressing mix!

Shrimp dip in a white bowl with celery sticks and shrimp

Variations of Shrimp Dip?

  • If fat and calories are a concern and you still want that creamy texture, consider using all low-fat ingredients, or substitute low-fat Greek yogurt for the sour cream.
  • Make it even healthier with some freshly cooked and chopped spinach, broccoli, raw diced celery, and parsley.
  • Canned clams or crab meat will add extra flavor and chewy texture to the dip, and could even be a substitute for the shrimp.
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How to Make Shrimp Dip

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
  3. Bake in a preheated (per recipe below) oven until bubbling hot.
  4. Serve with sturdy chips, crackers, and vegetable sticks or garlic bread and butter.
A cracker with shrimp dip on it being held.

Serving Suggestions

For best flavor and dip-ability, serve shrimp dip hot or warm from a chafing dish or Crock Pot. It’s delicious with scoops, bread sticks, raw vegetable sticks, and other sturdy dippers. Enjoy shrimp dip with a light refreshing champagne cocktail or cranberry mimosa.

Storing Shrimp Dip

  • For convenient party prep, shrimp dip can be assembled in advance and refrigerated. All you have to do is pop it in the oven or transfer it to a Crockpot.
  • Freezing is not recommended to prevent curdling. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Enjoy cold, or rewarm in the microwave or oven.

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Shrimp Dip

This quick and easy shrimp dip is perfect for any party served with veggies, crackers or tortillas!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings of about 1/4 cup
Author Holly


  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup cheese shredded
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 cup cooked shrimp chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup hot sauce optional


  • cooked shrimp
  • chopped green onion


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.
  • To a large bowl, add cream cheese, cheese, sour cream, mayo, cooked shrimp, green onions, garlic, and hot sauce. Stir until fully combined.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Garnish with cooked shrimp and green onions.
  • Serve with chips and crunchy veggies.


  • Nutrition calculation does not include garnish, chips or veggies.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American

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