Viv’s Shrimp Dip Recipe

This is a modification of my mom Cherri’s Shrimp Dip, which we believe was a modification on the classic dip with cream cheese, chili sauce, and shrimp.

The dip I made from my mom’s recipe was a little runny and didn’t have nearly enough shrimp. So, I took the recipe and made some minor modifications.  I’ve included the original recipe as well.

Shrimp Dip

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
By author Dish Ditty
I've adapted this recipe from one my mom had in our family cookbook. It wasn't quite right, so I took a bit of time adjusting the ingredients to come up with the perfect blend of shrimp to cream.


  • 6oz Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tabasco (to taste)
  • 1/4 Onion (grated)
  • 1/2 bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Extra Hot Horseradish
  • 2lb Cooked Shrimp (chopped)


Step 1
Excluding the shrimp, blend all remaining ingredients (not the shrimp) together in a food processor or blender. Stir in the chopped shrimp. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Serve with crackers.

Shrimp Dip

Serves 20
Prep time 10 minutes
By author Cherri via Dish Ditty


  • 12oz Cream Cheese (softened & whipped)
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Lemons (juice only)
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco (or to taste)
  • 1/2 Onion (grated)
  • 1/2-2 cup Heinz's Chili Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream (light is ok)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 2-4 tablespoons Horseradish (Optional)
  • 2lb Shrimp (cooked, chopped)


This dip is a little loose, but it is tasty.  I put 1/2-2 cups of Heinz sauce since when I tasted the original recipe (1/2 cup), it didn't have the flavor I remembered.  Adding the entire jar of chili sauce gave the expected flavor.  The original recipe did not call for horseradish, but we added it and it was even better.

I plan on modifying this recipe in the following way:  Halve all the ingredients except the shrimp and chili sauce.  Use 1 cup of Chilli Sauce and keep the shrimp at 2 pounds but use the baby shrimp so there's no chopping. If you try this recipe modification, let me know your thoughts.


Step 1
Chop shrimp up into bite size pieces. Blend all remaining ingredients (not the shrimp) together in a food processor or blender. Add the shrimp. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve with your favorite crackers like Ritz or Rye Crisp.

Vivian's Shrimp Dip by Dish Ditty

Vivian’s Shrimp Dip

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