Wade's Shrimp Spread Recipe

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I prefer to prepare main dishes, but I do make desserts once in a while and appetizers for parties. This is a flavorful spread with a bit of zip. I've been making this for the holidays for over 15 years.—Wade Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) shrimp, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 37 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Finely chop the shrimp; place in a bowl. Stir in the next six ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Wade's Shrimp Spread in Taste of Home October/November 1996, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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dlraymond User ID: 8600364 236181
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"I made this and it was great! It had more zing"

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