Black bowl with handles filled with a creamy Hot Louisiana shrimp dip with bread on the side.
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Louisiana Hot Shrimp Dip with Cream Cheese

This hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip is delicious and super easy to make. Juicy shrimp are cooked with traditional Creole flavours, cream cheese, sour cream, green onions and bell peppers to make this warm dip. It is the perfect appetizer for parties and is a sure fire crowd pleaser. Serve it at your Christmas party/super bowl gathering/Mardi gras party. This hot shrimp dip is perfect for any occasion when people are together and they want a delicious creamy snack.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Creole
Servings: 10
Calories: 184kcal
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  • 3 green onions/salad onions
  • 1 red bell pepper/red capsicum
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 lb raw shrimp (peeled and cleaned) (see note 1 for sizes)
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp creole seasoning (See note 2)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste


  • Chop the spring onion and red capsicum into small dice/rings. Reserve the green part of the spring onion for later.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Add the vegetables to the butter, stir to coat and then cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until softened.
  • Chop the shrimp meat into small chunks. Either in half or thirds if your shrimp are jumbo.
  • Add in the prawns and garlic, stir well and cook for 2 minutes until the prawns have turned pink.
  • Stir in the cream cheese, sour cream and creole seasoning.
  • Bring to a simmer and then cook for 2 minutes until everything is thick and creamy.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and parsley then check the seasoning.
  • Serve garnished with the reserved spring onion greens and a little extra parsley.


  1. For this shrimp dip I choose smaller shrimps. Ideally looking at something that comes in at 40/50 count.
  2. I use my own Homemade Creole Seasoning blend. You can get the recipe here.
Nutritional information excludes any bread/crackers/vegetable batons.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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