This quick and easy to prepare recipe for Crock-Pot Hot Shrimp Dip yields a warm and tasty dip that you can serve straight from the slow cooker or from a bowl with your favorite crackers, chips, slices of bread or cut up fresh vegetables. Perfect for your next party!
Slow Cooker Hot Shrimp Dip
I recently picked up a bag of cooked salad shrimp thinking that I would add them to a salad. When I got home from the grocery store I tossed the shrimp in the freezer and kind of sort of forgot about it.
I made my salads all week and forgot to add the shrimp.
Has that kind of thing ever happened to you?
So, when I spied the bag of frozen salad shrimp lingering in my freezer I needed to come up with a recipe for them.
Low and behold I was expecting my friends over that evening and so I decided to use the shrimp to make a yummy warm dip in my slow cooker.
I thawed the shrimp out and because they are little tiny shrimp that are already peeled, de-veined and cooked all I had to do was give them a rough chop and throw them in the slow cooker.
Then I added some cream cheese, finely diced onion, garlic powder and shredded Parmesan cheese and let it cook for about 1 hour just until everything was hot and all the cheeses were melted.
When my friends came over I set out some slices of crusty bread and some crackers and we all dug into the shrimp dip and it was a huge hit!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Hot Shrimp Dip Recipe:
Frequently Asked Questions
Salad shrimp are really small sized shrimp that may also be labeled as tiny, extra small or small. Shrimp is usually labeled by how many shrimp you can get in a pound. In the case of salad shrimp they are usually 51 to 70 shrimp per pound.
For this recipe I used a bag of frozen pre-cooked salad shrimp that I thawed before using. Because the shrimp is already cooked the cooking time for this dip is only about 1 hour in the slow cooker. Just long enough to warm up the shrimp and melt the cheeses.
It is safe to hold this dip for up to 2 hours on the WARM setting once the dip is done cooking. This will allow you to keep the dip warm while serving to your party guests.
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