Cajun Shrimp Dip
This Cajun shrimp dip is a blend of shrimp, peppers, seasonings and three types of cheese, all baked together to hot and bubbly perfection. The perfect party dip that's sure to please any crowd!
- 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined (leave the tails on 3 shrimp for garnish)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup red and/or green bell pepper finely diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 1/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided use
- 2 tablespoons green onions sliced
- diced red and green bell pepper for garnish optional
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a small skillet or baking dish with cooking spray.
Set aside the 3 whole shrimp with tails on for garnish. Chop the remaining shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces.
Heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
Add the shrimp, including the 3 reserved shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the bell peppers, garlic and Cajun seasoning to the pan. Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the whole shrimp from the pan and set aside.
Pour the shrimp and pepper mixture into a bowl along with the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine gently.
Spread the shrimp mixture into the prepared pan and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until dip is golden brown and bubbling.
Garnish with reserved shrimp, peppers and green onions, then serve.
Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 127mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 1.5mg