Shrimp Scampi Dip

Shrimp Scampi Dip
Shrimp scampi has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes; not only is it super quick and easy to make but shrimp and pasta in a garlicky white wine, lemon and butter sauce is just so irresistible! When I came across the idea of a shrimp scampi dip on Foodie Crush I knew that I would have to make it and it was perfect for a New Years Eve party appetizer! I am totally addicted to hot melt-y cheese dips so I could not pass up on the idea of taking all of the flavours of shrimp scampi and placing them in a melted cheese dip! This dip starts off by cooking some shrimp in butter along with plenty of garlic followed by the white wine and lemon juice before mixing it all up with plenty of cheese and baking it until it is all melted, bubbling and golden brown. Not only is this dip super easy to make but it will also be the talk of the town at your party, though it will disappear quickly so you might want to make a double batch and hoard some for yourself!

Shrimp Scampi Dip
Just look at those chunks of shrimp in all of that melted cheese!

Shrimp Scampi Dip
This shrimp scampi dip goes great with garlic rubbed crostini and crackers.

Shrimp Scampi Dip
Shrimp Scampi Dip

Shrimp Scampi Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

A hot cheese dip with all of the flavours of lemony and buttery shrimp scampi with plenty of chunks of succulent shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled, deveined and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon)
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  1. Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat and add the shrimp and cook until it just turns pink.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cook until fragrant, about a minute, and set the shrimp aside.
  3. Add the wine and lemon juice and simmer to reduce by half.
  4. Mix the shrimp, pan sauce, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, mozzarella and parmesan and pour it into a 2+ cup baking pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until golden brown on top and bubbling on the sides, about 15-20 minutes.

Option: Top with 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs mixed with 2 tablespoons parmesan before baking for a crispy topping.
Option: Cook the shrimp and assemble the dip the night before and then bake it just before serving.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 333, Fat 21g (Saturated 11g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 168mg, Sodium 539mg, Carbs 10g (Fiber 0, Sugars 4g), Protein 23g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Pam said...

I know what I'm taking to the New Year's party!

Marie Matter said...

LOVE this idea!


This looks so good, Kevin!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

This would be so perfect for tomorrow evening! That is if it makes it to my guests' mouths..I'd probably hoard the thing to myself! Haha ;)

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Great dip Kevin!!!

c.roberts-brown said...

This makes it sound like the shrimp stays in the pan while the sauce is reducing. Would it not be like rubber between that time and the oven time?

Jamie Tarence said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! Can't wait to make it. Love, love, love your blog:-)

Anonymous said...

You always have so many great yummylishes recipes. :)


Anonymous said...

Seriously, you are making me *so* damn hungry here at work... *gah* !!! (and thanks, I cannot get enough of your blog for real)

Tieghan said...

Awesome dip Kevin!!

Kevin Lynch said...

c.roberts-brown: You want to remove the shrimp from the pan before reducing the sauce. As you mentioned, shrimp does not like to be overcooked.

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe for New Year's Eve and it was a winner. Thanks for always sharing such great recipes.

Jill S,ith-Lewiston NY said...

Second time that I am making this dip. It is a guaranteed Crowd Pleaser!!!!

Joanne Voth said...

This dip will be made for my next get-together. It looks mouth-watering delicious!!

Anonymous said...

Made this for my Super Bowl party it went to fast and everyone wanted more, so i made a second and third helping. Thanks for the recipe...Marcia

Kevin Lynch said...

Marcia: I am glad that you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe! I've always got to put my own spin on things so I added a can of crab meat, some chopped spinach and some chopped capers. Served on crostini: My husband gave it his "Dammit Mama!" seal of approval (that means he loved it, lol) Thank you, Kevin for the inspiration!!

jes said...

I made this dip for the game today, not only did my husband lick the mixing bowl clean, but my 4 year old loved it as well. Had to substitute the wine with Leffe, an Abbey ale, it complimented the flavors well in a pinch. Thanks for the recipe!

Unknown said...

Oh my, I'm an addict already and I haven't even made it yet!

L Keys said...

Would this work with much smaller shrimp instead of taking large shrimp and cutting it into chunks?

Kevin Lynch said...

L Keys: Yes it would work! Enjoy!

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