5 Ingredient Easy Creamy Shrimp Dip

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"This is a oldie, but goodie; and, super easy. I have been making this for years. Always good; and, never any left. Perfect to serve with crackers, bread sticks; or your favorite 'veggies.' Try stuffing cucumber rounds or celery; even small plum tomatoes. Make a few hours ahead of time, so it can really develop all those flavors. Cook time includes time for it to chill before serving."

Original recipe yields 16 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (114.9 g)
  • Calories 165.6
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 38.5 mg
  • Sodium - 104.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.7 g
  • Protein - 5.7 g
  • Calcium - 98.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Shrimp ... Now, I like to cook my own shrimp with the shell on, with a little Old Bay seasoning. Then, peel and chop. But, I also go with what is the best price at the time. One Note: If frozen; make sure to remove from the bag, and place in a colander, cover with plastic wrap and place on top of a larger bowl. This way, the shrimp don't sit in water as they thaw. Make sure to always thaw in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Which ever method you use; fine chop your shrimp. I usually use around 2 cups of shrimp; but, use less for a creamier dip - or, more for a chunkier dip. Note: You can always chop the shrimp in your food processor too. Just make sure to only pulse a couple of times; you don't want to puree it.

Step 3

Dip ... Add the cream cheese, sour cream, half of the lemon juice, zest, and 1/2 of the good seasons mix; then, mix to combine. Then, add the shrimp; and carefully fold them in the mix. After you add the shrimp, you can add more of the lemon juice; and, more of the dressing mix if you want. Always season with pepper. It is all a personal taste - which is why I like to start slow ... you can always add more.

Step 4

Serve and ENJOY! ... Once you get the flavor you like; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve - at least 1 hour up to 4 hours before serving. Serve with your favorite crackers, bread sticks, baguettes, vegetables, etc. A great party dip; or family 'snack.'

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We thought this dip was right on target with what we were expecting. Delicious with butter crackers and celery. I have to admit I did add in more lemon to just add more flavor. Delicious!

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(4 Jul 2020)

Edna Eats

This dip is yummy! I added lots of lemon because I love it. I served it during the Super Bowl while family was here watching. Ritz crackers and Wave potato chips held up great to dip!

review by:
(9 Feb 2020)


This is a darn good dip to enjoy anytime! Great with veggies, crackers, pretzels and chips. I even dipped my finger Ha! Oops!

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(3 Jan 2020)


Delicious for a snack last night. So good with crackers and celery sticks!

review by:
(8 Aug 2019)


This was fast to prepare and fine to make ahead. The flavors mixed great letting it set in the refrigerator for several hours. I made pita chips to dip with. This was a great addition to my holiday buffet, and everyone LOVED it!

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(28 Dec 2018)


This dip is delicious! Easy to prepare and great to bring to a barbecue at my friends. It was well received and I got asked for the recipe several times. I will make it at home for entertaining but also for me to have when I want a snack.

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(9 Sep 2018)