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Cajun Shrimp Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Cajun Shrimp Dip is a zesty appetizer that's always a crowd pleaser! It's a tasty combination of shrimp and veggies in a creamy, cheesy base. Total YUM!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Cajun, Creole
Keyword: Cheese, Comfort Food, dip, shrimp
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. medium shrimp, each cut into 2-3 pieces depending on the size
  • 1 Tbsp. Creole Seasoning, I use Tony Chachere's
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a medium casserole dish with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.

  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red pepper, celery and onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Add the chopped shrimp, garlic and two teaspoons of the Creole seasoning and continue to cook just until shrimp are almost cooked through. Transfer mixture to a bowl with a slotted spoon.

  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, remaining one teaspoon of creole seasoning, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, one cup of the shredded cheese and two tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Fold in the shrimp mixture until well combined. Spread into prepared dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned on top and bubbly. Serve with baguette slices, crackers or veggies.

Recipe Notes

As mentioned above, I use Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning for this recipe. This is not a paid post. Tony's seasoning just happens to be my Creole seasoning of choice. Try it and I bet you'll love it too!

I use medium shrimp which I cut into bit size chunks so the dip is easier to eat on baguette slices or crackers.

If you can't find shredded mozzarella and provolone in the same bag, you can always use some shredded Italian cheese blend. Both are by Sargento.

I use one tablespoon of the Tony's seasoning which I think gives it great flavor. You can use more or less to your liking.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Shrimp Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 654mg28%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 954IU19%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 204mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.