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Shrimp Lover Squares Recipe
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Shrimp Lover Squares Recipe

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These delicious shrimp squares are part of an appetizer buffet field editor Ardyce Piehl prepares for her family every Christmas. “During the holidays, we enjoy having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie together,” notes Ardyce, of Poynette, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 24 cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 109 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, dill and salt until smooth. Spread over crust. Top with the seafood sauce, shrimp, green pepper, onion and cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Shrimp Lover Squares in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 109 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"Delicious appetizer. I made this for a party that was cancelled at the last minute, so I served it with dinner as a first course. My niece commented that she thought it would be too messy for a party appetizer since it was pretty loaded with toppings. I think as long as small plates are used ; rather than just a cocktail napkin it would be fine."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"My family and friends' favorite - they always say, "Make your "Lovers Squares" even for Thanksgiving!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

"Too many flavors going on. Barely tasted shrimp. Maybe because I cut the Shrimp in thirds to make cutting it into squares easier"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"I made this for the first time and served them at a cockatail party. They went almost untouched and the few that DID try them, did not like them. I didn't like them either!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"I've made these squares many times and each time get many, many compliments!"

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