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: