Shrimp and Cucumber Canapes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023
These cute stacks really stand out in a holiday appetizer buffet. Tasty, cool and crunchy, they come together in a snap. —Ashley Nochlin, Port St. Lucie, Florida
Shrimp and Cucumber Canapes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 24 English cucumber slices
  • 24 peeled and deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. For cocktail sauce, in a bowl, combine the ketchup, 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning, onion, green pepper, celery and pepper sauce. In another bowl, combine cream cheese and remaining 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning.
  2. Spread or pipe cream cheese mixture onto cucumber slices. Top each with cocktail sauce and a shrimp. Sprinkle with minced parsley.
Creole Seasoning
If you don’t have Creole seasoning in your cupboard, you can make your own using 1 tsp. each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and 1/4 tsp. each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 canape: 50 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.