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Happy Holidays: New Year’s Eve Shrimp Dip

Before I share with you one of the easiest dips ever, I have to thank Jen for making room for me once again on the totally awesome, totally creative, totally famous Tatertots & Jello for my New Year’s Eve shrimp dip. The only real crafting I do is in the kitchen using a stand mixer rather than a glue gun unless you count the ridiculously easy DIY mini clipboards I made. (I’m ashamed to admit it was only the third time in my life I’ve used Mod Podge.)

Jen would never hold my lack of craftiness against me; she’s super awesome like that. And one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

New Year's Eve Shrimp Dip


When I was thinking about what New Year’s recipe I should make, I headed to my trusty (read “ginormous”) binder that has a collection of over 10 years of recipes. Like last year’s brown sugar pecan cookies, this shrimp dip recipe came from one of the annual progressive dinners and bake-offs our church women’s group hosts each year.

Sadly, the evening I wrote this they were hosting the 2013 progressive dinner but I, with my croupy cough, was still in my pj’s. No recipe sampling for me and no pumpkin dip sampling for anyone else.

What I love most about this shrimp dip is it takes only 5 minutes to make, but don’t let it’s simpleness fool you. Even though it isn’t super fancy or super complex, it is a crowd pleaser…especially if you have shrimp lovers at the party.

The original recipe was actually a double recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and we still had quite a few leftovers. I’d say the recipe below is perfect for a group of 12, especially if there are other appetizers in the mix. For larger groups, feel free to double it. Leftovers—if there are any—can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

New Year’s Eve Shrimp Dip

  • 1 package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can New Orleans small shrimp, drained
  • Crackers (e.g., Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuit)

Combine all ingredients in a small bow; mix until thoroughly combined. Chill before serving. Serve with crackers.

So easy! Plus I love that it’s one of those recipes I can whip up quickly if I need a last-minute party dip. It’s right up there with the appetizer where you pour a jar of pepper jelly over cream cheese.

To see what other goodies I’m crafting in the kitchen (or in life), you can find me, Emily, at isthisREALLYmylife.com. I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the Instagram. What can I say? I adore social media…especially the social part.


Thanks Emily! Can’t wait to try that dip! It looks so delicious! Emily has such a fun blog, and shares lots of yummy recipes on it too!! Here are a few recipes of hers that you might want to check out:


I love her idea for Dog-Friendly banana cupcakes to help make the holidays special for your dog too!


Speaking of dips, this Sweet Onion Crack Dip is also on my list of her recipes to try!!


I also love how her family has breakfast for dinner once a week!

These Cinnamon Waffles would be the perfect thing when having breakfast for dinner!

Visit is this REALLY my life? and


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  1. i’ve never heard of canned shrimp.. must look for that

  2. Yum! I plan on making this for CHRISTMAS eve! :)

  3. Thanks for the yummy recipe Emily!! I can’t wait to make it for New Years Eve!!

    Jen recently posted…Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies and 4th Annual Cookie Exchange!

  4. Thanks so much for the feature!
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