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Colorful Shrimp Spread Recipe

Colorful Shrimp Spread Recipe

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. YIELD:8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 158 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 582 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.