Shrimp Appetizer Spread Recipe
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Shrimp Appetizer Spread Recipe

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There's no secret to this creamy seafood appetizer—it's simply delicious! I first tasted it at a friend's house and liked it so much, I requested the recipe. It's since become a family favorite! —Brenda Buhler, Abbotsford, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 12 ounces frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions with tops, sliced
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 136 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth.
  2. Spread mixture on a round 12-in. serving platter. Top with seafood sauce. Sprinkle with shrimp, mozzarella, green pepper, tomato and onions. Cover and refrigerate. Serve with crackers. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Appetizer Spread in Country Woman September/October 2000, p40

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 245258
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"Great, the only thing l change is red pepper for green. Also l split to tow dishes. Janet. VFE"

vbak User ID: 1660180 72040
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I'm giving this a 4 based on my guest's reviews. My rating would be 3 stars. I thought it was lacking in something. I thought it needed more flavor. Maybe using salsa instead of shrimp sauce and a larger shrimp-50 count per pound. Maybe I'll try again with the tweaks. It was very colorful and appealing."

lmh126 User ID: 2148575 28640
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"I made this for a New Year's Eve party and had 3 people ask me for the recipe! Definitely a successful recipe! I used Ritz crackers with it because they were on sale, but next time I will use a stronger cracker."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 45116
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"made this for a Christmas party - should've used medium cocktail sauce instead of mild, for more zip. overall it was good"

milltownt User ID: 1064713 28639
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Every time I make this I get request for the recipe. I did not think I'd like it but turns out everyone I make if for loves it."

chefcookinvetta User ID: 5596705 81125
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Made this shrimp appetizer spread for Thanksgiving, it was a big hit."

dollargirl User ID: 939213 81313
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"So delicious and so easy to make!"

Darrelyn User ID: 884835 74619
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This tastes great!! It is a big hit at all the parties and I am constantly asked to bring it. Very tasty & very easy to make!"

teenwave User ID: 1093432 62969
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I brought this to our holiday office party. It was a big hit. The plate was empty long before the party was over. I plan to make it this weekend for the tailgate party at the NASCAR race!!!"

tstuff User ID: 1007245 72038
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"I also put fake or real crab meat too."

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