Shrimp Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese

Crowd-pleasing Appetizer Recipes

 

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, tailgating before the big game, or entertaining over the holidays, crowd-pleasing appetizers are a must. Find the perfect nibble or nosh to impress your guests among these delectable recipes from locals!

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Joe Cannon’s Shrimp Dip

 

Mike Walden

 

“I got this recipe years ago from Joe Cannon, and it’s been a favorite appetizer ever since. I like to serve my shrimp dip with Captain’s Wafers crackers or Fritos Scoops, but other chips, crackers, and even celery pair well with the dip.”

Mike Walden, Lookout Mountain

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Joe Cannon's shrimp dip recipe

Shrimp Dip

Joe Cannon
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Seafood

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • ½ onion
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 6 oz chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • Cholula Hot Sauce, to taste
  • 1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (pat dry)
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the onion in a food processor. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chili sauce, horseradish, and a couple dashes of hot sauce. Process until just mixed.
  • Sprinkle shrimp with Old Bay, then add to the food processor and pulse a few times to keep the shrimp in large chunks.
  • Chill 2-3 hours before serving. Serve cold.

Notes

"I got this recipe years ago from Joe Cannon, and it’s been a favorite appetizer ever since. I like to serve my shrimp dip with Captain’s Wafers crackers or Fritos Scoops, but other chips, crackers, and even celery pair well with the dip.”
Mike Walden, Lookout Mountain
Keyword appetizer recipe, cold dip, crackers, cream cheese frosting, Dip, shrimp dip, shrimp dip with cream cheese, spicy
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