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A crouton pulling out a serving of cheesy shrimp scampi dip.

Shrimp Scampi Dip

This creamy and cheesy shrimp scampi dip is a unique appetizer that's a real crowd pleaser. Everyone will want the recipe for this shrimp dip!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 178kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans Chicken of the Sea Medium Shrimp drained
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 6 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes and softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley divided use
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese divided use
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 6 or 8 inch baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
  • Heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the cream cheese and milk, then stir until melted.Place the shrimp in the pan and gently stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sour cream, 2 tablespoons of the parmesan cheese and half of the parsley.
  • Spread the dip into an even layer in the prepared dish. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and the remaining 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese over the top. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. If you prefer a browned top, you can broil the dip for an additional 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with crackers, croutons or bread.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 0.6mg