Creamy dip with just a bit of kick, this Cajun shrimp dip is sure to be a hit at your next party!
This creamy dip is the stuff snacking dreams are made if. It has just the right amount of spice, plenty of shrimp and gooey melty cheese. It is hard to stop eating it once you start. Make some for your next party or for game day, you won’t be disappointed.
We happen to love a little spice at our house. Well, two of the three of us do. Little Dude thinks things are too spicy sometimes, but he’ll grow into it!
I like to have food with a good kick every now and then. I like chopping whole jalapenos for our chili and I love a good stuffed jalapeno.
Peach Habanero Jelly? Now that’s my jam! I am all about some buffalo chicken dip and have been known to enjoy my hot wings with hot sauce when given the choices of mild, medium or hot.
My husband on the other hand, likes to take it to the extreme. He has been known to leave all of the seeds and ribs in some jalapenos with stuffing them.
When pops made habanero hot sauce, Matt was the only one brave enough to try it and go back for seconds. When we go to a wing place to watch football he has to order the blazin’ sauce.
The funny part is, no matter how many times he says he likes it I am not sure I can believe it. His face betrays him every time. A bite or two in he turns bright red.
The sweat beads form on his forehead. His eyes well up with tears. “Mmmm these are good” it was his mouth says. “Fire! Fire! Please help me!” is what the rest of his body says.
Crazy guy. I guess whatever makes him happy!
This dip will not bring tears to your eyes. It is much more likely to bring a smile to your face.
There is definitely a Cajun kick, but the sweetness of the shrimp and creaminess of the cheese turns it into a super pleasant warmth rather than a smack your face burn.
I made a batch of this for our Easter open house, but wasn’t able to get many pictures as I was getting all of the food out for the buffet. It was so darn good though! So I am happy to have the excuse to make it again so soon and share it with you all now!
- 1.5 lb shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 lb cream cheese, softened
- 1.5 cups shredded cheese (I used a mix of monterey jack and sharp cheddar)
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped+
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp black pepper*
- 1.5 tsp cajun seasoning*
- 1.5 tsp onion powder
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- roughly chop the shrimp. You want decent sized chunks left so you can see/taste it. so just cut each shrimp into 3-4 pieces.
- Stir together mayonnaise and cream cheese until mostly smooth.
- Stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese, green onions, jalapeno, and spices.
- Fold in shrimp.
- Spread into serving dish and top with remaining shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melty and dip is heated through.
- If desired, top with a few shakes of hot sauce and chopped chives.
- Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips or toasted slices of baguette.
Optional: hot sauce and chives for serving
+feel free to remove seeds and ribbing if you are wanting to keep the spice level lower
*I've made this dip with a tsp of each and as much as 2 tsp of each. Adjust according to your spice preference
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 471mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.