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Spicy Shrimp Dip
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Spicy Shrimp Dip

Spicy Shrimp Dip is so creamy and cheesy. It's full of diced shrimp and flavored with both cajun seasoning plus red pepper flakes for plenty of spice.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (If desired leave the tails on 3 shrimp to put on top of the dip)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 green onions, white and green parts sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Creole or cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) pacakge cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  • Set the 3 shrimp with tails left on aside and cut remaining shrimp into bite-sized pieces. (I cut each shrimp in 3 to 4 pieces).
  • Add butter to a large nonstick pan and place over medium-high heat.
  • Add red bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add green onion, shrimp (including the 3 whole shrimp) and garlic. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Shrimp will cook more in the oven so you want it just barely cooked through or even slightly undercooked. Transfer mixture to a bowl to cool slightly. Return the 3 whole shrimp to the pan to cook a little longer if they need it. You want them fully cooked.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Use a wooden spoon or hand-held electric mixer to mix until smooth.
  • Add remaining Creole seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, shrimp mixture, and both cheeses and hand mix together.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with the 3 whole shrimp and serve.