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Shrimp Lover Squares Recipe

Shrimp Lover Squares Recipe

During the holiday season, my family enjoys having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie. These delicious shrimp squares are part of the buffet I prepare every year. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Shrimp Lover Squares

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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!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"I'm not a big fan of cocktail sauce, but these were delicious! I lightened them up using red. fat crescent rolls, red. fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), and reduced fat sour cream. I'm hoping to find a red. fat Monterey Jack cheese!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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