Old Bay Hot Shrimp Dip

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Appetizer American
By Adapted from Jill Burwell, via Taste of Home Serves: Makes 4 Cups
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes

Hot Shrimp Dip with Old Bay seasoning is creamy, rich and comes together super quick!


  • 1/2 cup Butter, cubed
  • 1/2 Leek, quartered and thinly sliced (or 8 Scallions)
  • 1 small Green Pepper, diced
  • 1 lb. small Cooked Shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 - 4 oz. jar Diced Pimientos, drained
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, smashed and minced
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne (optional)
  • 1 - 8 oz. block full fat Cream Cheese, cubed
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • Crackers or Baguette Slices



In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt butter with leek slices and bell pepper.


Cook and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.


Add the pimentos and garlic, stir to combine.


Add the shrimp and Old Bay Seasoning. Cook and stir until warmed through.


Add the cream cheese cubes and stir to melt.


Stir in most of the parsley and sprinkle the rest of the parsley over the dip once it's plated.


Serve with crackers, baguette slices, or lettuce cups.