Creamy Shrimp Dip | Mostly Homemade Mom

Creamy Shrimp Dip

April 25, 2014
This simple dip combines cream cheese, celery, onion, and shrimp for a perfect and addictive party appetizer!

I think there are always, in families, certain recipes that simple HAVE to be made for parties. I'm sure it comes as a huge surprise to you that my family has several. Ha! 

We're big salad eaters. And no, I do not mean the green variety. I'm talking about the creamy ones, usually with mayo or cream cheese. Potato salad, spaghetti salad, macaroni salad - they pretty much all make appearances at parties around here. This amazingly simple shrimp dip is, of course, one of them. My Grandmom is usually the one who makes it and it's really funny - she doesn't eat seafood at all! You can serve this as a dip, or you can form it into a cheeseball and serve it that way - just don't forget the spreader!

A whole bunch of my foodie blog friends have come together today to post our favorite baby shower recipes in honor of our friend Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling - who's expecting a baby girl very soon! One of the reasons I love blogging so much is all the support and friendship I've received from fellow bloggers and I'm so honored that Cathy is one of those friends. Cathy, I'll be praying for a quick and painless delivery (HA) and, of course, a beautiful baby girl in the end. I can't wait to see pictures!

Creamy Shrimp Dip

8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 stalk celery, diced fine
1 small onion, diced fine (or 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion)
4 oz can tiny shrimp, drained well
buttery crackers or wheat thins for spreading

Place cream cheese, celery, onion, and shrimp in a medium bowl. Mash shrimp into cream cheese with a fork, stirring as you go to incorporate the other ingredients. Once fully incorporated, cover and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight. Remove from refrigerator and allow dip to come to room temperature before serving.

Seriously, this is one of my all-time favorite dips! And I have to say, the light pink color is really perfect for a (baby girl) baby shower. :D

Here are some more of my favorite "baby shower" worthy recipes:

Bubbly Cramberry Punch

Hot Cheddar Mushroom Spread

BLT Roll Ups

Be sure to hop on over to these amazing blogs below to discover what they created for the virtual baby shower. So fun!

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches by Life Love and Sugar 
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake by Your Homebased Mom 
Lemon Yogurt Cake by Yummy Healthy Easy 
Orange-Raspberry Mini Toaster Strudels by Chelsea's Messy Apron 
Orange Dream Monkey Bread by Wine and Glue 
Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs by Or So She Says 
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake by Beyond Frosting 
Strawberries and Cream Cheese Ball Bites by Five Heart Home 
Pig Pickin' Cake by Sugar Dish Me 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie by Lemons for Lulu 
Creamy Shrimp Dip by Mostly Homemade Mom 
Salted Butterscotch Coffee Cake by Julie's Eats and Treats 
Strawberry Cake by The NY Melrose Family 
Frozen Chocolate S'mores Ice Cream Pie by Pink When 
Carrot Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf by Spoonful of Flavor 
Fiesta Rice Skillet by The Grant Life 
Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes 
Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars by The Gunny Sack 
Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone by Joyful Healthy Eats 
Rosewater Almond Macaroons by Little Miss Celebration 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes by Crazy for Crust 
Momosas Mocktail Recipe by The Weary Chef

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11 comments on "Creamy Shrimp Dip"
  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good CakesApril 25, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Dips are a must at any party! :) This one sounds perfect!

  2. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomApril 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    I agree Jamie!

  3. Yum... love shrimp dips at parties.. This sounds delicious!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  4. This sounds amazing!

  5. Shrimp dip is always a favorite! Pinned!

  6. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomApril 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Thanks so much, Krista!

  7. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomApril 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    It really is - simple, too!

  8. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomApril 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Thanks so much for the pin, Jaren!

  9. Hi Kelly! This dip sounds delicious and perfect for a baby shower or any celebration. So much fun to see all of the great recipes for Cathy's shower - thank you so much for sharing and pinning! Hope you're having a happy weekend!

  10. Kelly @ Mostly Homemade MomApril 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Thanks so much, Cindy!

  11. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingApril 28, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Thanks so much for being part of my baby shower, Kelly! I am a huge dipper and this shrimp dip sounds incredible! I love the fact that it's easy, too....something tells me I won't be eating much once baby #4 comes if it's not easy!!