Colorful Shrimp Spread Recipe
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Colorful Shrimp Spread Recipe

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A friend gave me the recipe for this scrumptious shrimp spread topped with mozzarella cheese and veggies. When I take it to a party or potluck, I never bring leftovers home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min.
MAKES:8-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bottle (10 ounces) cocktail sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) small shrimp, rinsed and drained or 1/3 cup cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • Fresh rosemary and cilantro, optional
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 158 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Spread on a 12-in. round serving platter to within 2 in. of edge. In a bowl, combine the cocktail sauce and shrimp; spread over the cream cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, green pepper, tomato and onions. Garnish with rosemary and cilantro if desired. Serve with crackers. Refrigerate any leftovers. Yield: 8-12 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Shrimp Spread in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p21

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ferryal User ID: 3337544 29932
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Wished I could give this recipe 10 stars...Been making this for many years and passed on the recipe so many times. Still a favorite in my household! Thanks for Sharing it with us all."

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 35426
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I found that the tomato made it too runny. Next time I will omit the tomato, and substitute red bell peppers for the green."

angi.gates User ID: 3348770 35423
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"My family absolutely loves this spread. I never tried it with can shrimp I always used frozen shrimp and cook them myself. The light seasoning on the shrimp and the ingredients from the spread makes a tasty combination."

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