Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip is creamy and savory, made with tender mini shrimp, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and fresh dill and spices, ready in only 10 minutes!

This is the perfect party dip for the holidays. For more appetizer recipe ideas, check out this Spicy Sausage Cream Cheese Dip, and Philly Cheesesteak Dip!

A bowl of shrimp dip topped with chopped dill and mini shrimp next to crackers.

This is one of my favorite dip recipes for the holiday season. We serve this for Christmas as a holiday party appetizer because it takes almost no prep time. This is a cold shrimp dip that comes together really fast, made with cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, herbs, and fresh salad shrimp.

You can serve it with gluten free crackers, cut up bell peppers, tortilla chips, or gluten free baguette slices. It’ll be your new favorite appetizer recipe, and a go-to for any family gathering!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients for cream cheese shrimp dip on a marble table.

Cream Cheese. Cream cheese adds a thicker texture, but also stays creamy. You can also use Neufchatel cheese.

Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature when you start, or it will be lumpy. Just leave the block of cream cheese on the counter for 20-30 minutes before starting.

Refrigerate the dip again before serving, because you don’t want to leave cream cheese out for too long at room temperature. 

Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is for flavor and a creamy texture. 

Sour Cream. Sour cream is also for flavor and a creamy texture, and a little bit of sourness to balance the other flavors. 

Shrimp. I buy a bag of fully cooked small frozen shrimp without the tails. You can also buy fresh shrimp and cook them yourself before adding them to the cream cheese mixture. 

If you’re cooking raw shrimp, add it with the onions to get more flavor. You can also use fully cooked canned shrimp. 

This recipe calls for mini shrimp, but you could also use larger shrimp and cut them into smaller pieces. I like to save a few pieces of shrimp for garnish. 

Vidalia onion. I like Vidalia onions because they’re on the sweeter side. You can also use yellow or white onions. 

Green onion. This adds a nice flavor and little pieces of color to the dip. 

Celery. Celery can be sautéed, or added raw for flavor and a nice crunch. 

Fresh dill. This adds a great fresh flavor to the dip. You can also use fresh parsley. 

Worcestershire sauce. This is added for flavor. Make sure you get a gluten free brand, because this sauce can be found either way. 

Spices and Garlic. I had fresh garlic from another recipe, but you can add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder if that’s what you have. I also add salt and black pepper to taste. 

How to Make Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip

Step by step instructions for how to make cream cheese shrimp dip.
  1. In a saute pan, add olive oil and cook onion, green onion, celery, and garlic until softened. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and worcestershire sauce.
  3. Add the cooled onion mixture, shrimp, dill, salt, and pepper to the cream cheese mixture until just combined.
  4. Serve cold with gluten free crackers or fresh cut veggies. 

Jacqui’s Tip! Add mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, or pepper jack for a more cheesy shrimp dip. Start with 1/4 cup of cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is shrimp dip made of?

This is made from a creamy base of mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese.
You want to use small shrimp that’s fully cooked and cut into smaller pieces. Leave a few pieces out to top the dip with.

Then we add spices, softened onion and green onions, celery, and garlic. And last, some fresh dill and Worcestershire sauce for flavor.

What goes with shrimp dip?

Serve shrimp dip with gluten free crackers, cut veggies, or on toasted gluten free baguettes. 

Storage

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

I don’t recommend freezing this dip, because it will not defrost well. 

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Cooking Tips

  • Add a few teaspoons of hot sauce, tabasco sauce, or cayenne pepper to add some heat to this recipe. You can also have a bottle of hot sauce or spicy cocktail sauce on the side so people can add some as they serve it. 
  • You can also add some other veggies, like green peppers, cucumber, or cherry tomato, to the shrimp mixture. 
  • Add a tablespoon of lemon juice for extra flavor. 
  • Pulse the onions, green onions, and celery in the food processor to cut down on time. The food processor will puree them if done too quickly, so use the pulse button. 
  • Make sure the shrimp is fully cooked before adding to the salad. If you don’t have fresh shrimp meat, fully cooked frozen shrimp or canned shrimp will work. 
A hand scooping shrimp dip onto a cracker with a shrimp on top.

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A bowl of shrimp dip topped with chopped dill and mini shrimp next to crackers.

Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip

Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip is creamy and savory, made with tender shrimp, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and fresh dill and spices, ready in only 10 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Jacqui
Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 small Vidalia onion , chopped
  • 4 tablespoons green onion , chopped
  • 2 medium stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, gluten free
  • 1/2 pound small shrimp , fully cooked
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill , chopped
  • salt and pepper , to taste

Equipment

  • 1 small skillet
  • 1 electric hand mixer

Instructions
 

  • In a saute pan, add olive oil and cook onion, green onion, celery, and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce. Add in the cooled onion mixture, shrimp, dill, salt, and pepper until just combined.
  • Serve cold with gluten free crackers or toast.

Notes

Click on the time in the instructions to start a timer!
Make sure you have a gluten free brand of Worcestershire sauce!
Storage
Store shrimp dip in a covered container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 
I don’t recommend freezing this dip, because it will not defrost well. 
Cooking Tips
  • Pulse the onions, green onions, and celery in the food processor instead of cutting them up. 
  • Make sure the shrimp is fully cooked before adding to the salad. If you don’t have fresh shrimp meat, fully cooked frozen shrimp or canned shrimp will work. 
  • You can also add some other veggies, like green peppers, cucumber, or cherry tomato, to the dip. 

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 18g (28%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 52mg (17%)Sodium: 238mg (10%)Potassium: 107mg (3%)Fiber: 0.3g (1%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 382IU (8%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 48mg (5%)Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
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