Garlic Shrimp Dip

We cannot go out to in restaurants, go to parties, or happy hours right now. So, we are making meals special by doing all the foods we love from these places at home. What does that mean? Lots of appetizer meals. You know those little noshy bites you seek out at the parties? Make them into a meal! Add a salad, or sliced veggies to make you feel better about serving these as a dinner. To us when we cannot to to a party we make the party ourselves!


This Garlic Shrimp Dip is creamy, warm, and easy to make ahead (bonus!). Make this dip in the morning before you want to serve it and cover it with aluminum foil after blending it all together and placing it the casserole dish. Refrigerate until 30 minutes before you want to serve it. Preheat your oven and in 25-30 minutes you will have a delicious hot dip!

I serve this with celery, red pepper strips, soft pita, and tortilla chips for dipping.

Garlic Shrimp Dip

  • Servings: 25-30 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled and de-veined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon Juice, 1/2 lemon, fresh
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fresh plus more for garnish
  • Pita chips, Crostini, firm veggies, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add shrimp and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is pink and no longer opaque, 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella, Parmesan, lemon juice and zest, parsley, and chopped shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer dip to a small baking dish and bake until golden and bubbly, 25 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve with dippers.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika says:

    This sounds like the best dip I ever heard of 😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  2. Can this be served for breakfast? Asking for a friend. 😜🍃🍤🧀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      According to my son – absolutely! 😂

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  3. Carol anne says:

    Mmm! Yeah! Sounds so good!


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