This appetizer is the perfect one to serve company before dinner or take to a party.  I asked my mother to pass this recipe along to me when I realized everyone is impressed when this pretty dip presented.  I love it because it fits my criteria…few ingredients, easy to assemble, looks very fancy and it is delicious.    Enjoy!

Recipe provided by: Suzanne McCall & Sally Barto              Print Mom’s Shrimp Dip


  • 2 – 8oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 2 T Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ Cup scallions, sliced thin
  • 12 oz bottle of Cocktail Sauce
  • ¾ lb small cooked shrimp


In a mixing bowl combine, cream cheese, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon, onions and Tabasco Sauce, stir until thoroughly mixed and smooth.  Spread this cream cheese mixture on a rimmed serving platter.  If you like you may refrigerate the dip at this stage overnight. 

Just before serving pour the Cocktail Sauce over the cream cheese mixture and top with the shrimp.  Serve with crackers and enjoy!