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Grandma’s Famous Cold Shrimp Dip Recipe

Learn how to make the best easy cold shrimp dip with cream cheese. It can be used as a dip for crackers, chips, or even as a filling for shrimp puffs.

Grandma’s famous shrimp dip recipe
Grandma’s famous cold shrimp dip recipe.

I swear that I gain five pounds on this easy dip recipe every single Holiday season, so you are forewarned that it is THAT good.

Though it can be made year round for any type of gathering whether it be for game day, a pot luck, or if you are just having some friends over.

I just had to share Grandma’s super easy Cold Shrimp Dip Recipe, that is made with cream cheese.

This recipe is literally so easy that I am not going to share a video tutorial, like I usually do…you literally just dump and mix (minus chopping an onion).

It’s that simple…so we are going to start out with me showing still images of the process for making it, which will be followed up with a free printable recipe card.

Here we go, how to make the best shrimp dip, it is literally one of the tastiest appetizer recipes ever:

I like to show you the ingredients all laid out, so that you know exactly what to buy. Keep in mind that you can always buy generic products to save money…sometimes the pictures just look better with name brand product packaging is all.

Shrimp Dip Recipe ingredients.

Now we dump all of those ingredients into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Best shrimp dip
Shrimp and cream cheese dip

Next, we mix until it’s smooth… you can easily do this by hand with a spoon, or simplify it by using a potato masher… or a hand mixer is really your best option to make it super easy.

Put the dip in a cute dish, and you can garnish it with a few more shrimps on top.

I like to serve mine by surrounding the dish with Ritz crackers, but it’s also super tasty with ripple potato chips and can even be used as a filling for shrimp puffs.

How to make shrimp dip with cream cheese
Shrimp dip recipe with cream cheese
How to make shrimp dip

Can you believe that this Shrimp Dip recipe is that easy?

Easy shrimp dip recipes
Cold shrimp dip recipe

Now on to the shrimp cheese dip recipe:

Yield: 24 Servings

Grandma's Famous Shrimp Dip Recipe

Simple shrimp dip

Learn how to make the best easy cream cheese appetizer, Grandma's Famous Shrimp Dip Recipe. It can be for dipping crackers, or filling for shrimp puffs.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 Package Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Horseradish
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Onion (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 Can Tiny Shrimp (drained)


    1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add all the ingredients.
    2. Mix until smooth.
    3. Serve with ripple chips or crackers or it can be used as a filling for Shrimp Puffs.
    4. Cover tightly and store in refrigerator. Best to use it within a couple or so days.
    5. Mix well before serving. Can garnish with more Shrimps on top.


  • Tastes best when it has chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours prior to serving, this allows the flavors to blend nicely.
  • Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 47Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 6mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

    These caloric amounts are automatically estimated by a plugin on my site and should be treated as an estimate.

    I told you that this recipe is super simple didn’t I?

    Make sure that you plan ahead and can let it sit, covered, in the fridge for several hours before you serve it so that the flavors have plenty of time to blend properly…

    and don’t be surprised if several people ask you for the recipe.

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    *Reposts: Please note that this recipe post was originally posted to this website on 11/10/2011, but it was in great need of a refresh and a free printable recipe card, so it now is more user friendly/shareable.

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