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Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe

Layered Shrimp Dip Recipe

People's eyes light up when I set this special snack on the table. Layered Shrimp Dip has a terrific combination of flavors and looks so pretty. Once folks start dipping, they can't seem to stop. —Sue Broyles, Cherokee, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons salsa, divided
  • 1/2 cup cocktail sauce
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) small shrimp, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sliced green onions
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and 3 tablespoons salsa; spread into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Combine cocktail sauce and remaining salsa; spread over cream cheese.
  • 2. Arrange shrimp evenly over top. Sprinkle with olives. Combine cheeses; sprinkle over top. Add onions. Chill. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 95 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Layered Shrimp Dip

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"I took this to a potluck last week, and everyone must have loved it because when I went to try it, it was GONE!!! LOL!!! Next time, which will be very soon, I get first dibs!!!!!!!!! I also used fresh shrimp."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Very good dip. Ritz cracker work better then tortilla chips, they keep breaking."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"This was okay for us, but we have another similar recipe we like better."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"good, however, I used fresh shrimp rather than canned."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This is great. Next time I'll add some heat to it"

Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"I used the frozen small shrimp and added more of all ingredients. I also put the sliced olives on the side in a seperate dish, as not everyone likes olives. It was yummy and everyone wanted the receipe."

Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"Better and MUCH, MUCH Cheaper than Shrimp Cocktail at my party."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"5 stars my way 4 stars your way I use more of everything and I never use can shrimp to high in sodium I use salad shrimp or small frozen cooked shrimp I just about double everything 8 oz. cream cheese"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"This was excellent! I made it for a Christmas party and eveyone loved it! I especially loved to spread it on Ritz crackers - the buttery flavor of the cracker complemented the flavor of the dip. It's a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010 Edited Oct. 10, 2014

"This was so good, I could have eaten it with a spoon! I used light cream cheese, and next time will use 2% fat cheese to lighten it up even more. Also used medium fresh shrimp (cooked) and chopped. I will definitely make this one a permanent card in my recipe box!"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"yum looks soo good!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

"Made this dip last week for a holiday party. Everyone loved it so much, was glad I made two plates! Used more salsa and cocktail sauce and cheese than the recipe calls for. Try this dip - it's really good!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.