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Shrimp Appetizer Spread Recipe

Shrimp Appetizer Spread Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Shrimp Appetizer Spread

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

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

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."

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."

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"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

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

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"So delicious and so easy to make!"

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!"

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!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

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

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2007

"I'll definitely try this one at one of our holiday gatherings!  Sounds great."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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