Shrimp Cocktail Layered Party Spread

Okay, so I’m going to come clean right off the bat and say that I do not give a rip for the Super Bowl. I mean, you are talking to the girl who once asked (in all sincerity) what day of the week the Super Bowl lands on.
But I have been loving all of the dip and party food recipes flooding blogs everywhere that are inspired by the upcoming Super Bowl, so I in turn have felt inspired to add MY favorite party food to the fray!
My husband and I discovered this recipe a few years ago in a Washington State cookbook, where it is listed as a favorite recipe from the Spokane Yacht Club. The dip was originally called “Surprise Spread” and we found it ridiculously addicting and beyond simple to put together. This is officially my new favorite way to eat a shrimp cocktail!
The spread should be enough for a party, but it’s so tasty, two adults can easily polish off half the plate if they are hungry enough. (Go on, ask me how I know! Hehe..)
So anyway, if you’re looking for a dip / spread that is not the traditional bean or cheese dip, give this Shrimp Cocktail Spread a try!


Shrimp Cocktail Layered Party Spread

You Will Need:

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
½ cup of sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 cup of seafood cocktail sauce
3 cans of tiny shrimp, rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely diced
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

How to Make:

1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth and well mixed. Spread over a 12-inch cake plate or pizza pan.
2. Cover this layer with cocktail sauce, spread evenly.
3. Scatter the shrimp evenly over the cocktail sauce.
4. Add the chopped green bell pepper, green onions and diced tomato, spreading evenly.
5. Cover with the shredded mozarrella and voila! Serve with crackers or chips!


So! What’s your favorite dip or party food? Share below (or post your recipe)!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at or via the contact form on her website at

57 thoughts on “Shrimp Cocktail Layered Party Spread

    • 31 January, 2015 at 4:36 am

      It is!! You too doll! <3

    • 1 February, 2015 at 4:50 am

      It is! It’s also on the pricier side to make.. so we only pull it out for rare occasions!

  • 31 January, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    This looks tasty and I would love to try it with some baguette or likewise.
    Pinned it!

    • 1 February, 2015 at 4:52 am

      Thanks!! It’s quite tasty!! ^_^

  • 31 January, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Yum, yum!! I love this combo. Thanks for sharing!

    • 1 February, 2015 at 4:55 am

      Thanks for commenting! <3

  • 31 January, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Oh, it’s a cold one, for some reason I thought of a warm dip. Maybe I was longing for warm because it is so cold here lately. In any case, it sounds very delicious.
    Favorite party food? Hmmm, there are so many. One that keeps re-appearing, not a typical party-food is chili with cornbread.

    • 1 February, 2015 at 5:05 am

      Chili and cornbread is a classic! I haven’t had it in ages.. now I want soooome! lol

  • 1 February, 2015 at 3:29 am

    This looks good – it might be the motivation I need to get up early for my workouts!!! (can’t skip workouts after this:)

    • 1 February, 2015 at 5:02 am

      lol, right?! It’s def a “make once in a great while” dish!

  • 1 February, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Yum, this looks so good!! Great recipe for the superbowl 🙂
    Melanie @

    • 1 February, 2015 at 5:04 am

      Thanks!! <3

    • 1 February, 2015 at 5:12 am

      You know, I used to HATE avocado until just recently.. now my tastes are changing and I LOVE it!

  • 1 February, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I’ve gotten all of the ingredients down, I just make this!

    Check out my blog 🙂

    • 1 February, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      On my way to check it out right now! <3

  • 1 February, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Just YUM!! And I am with you on the Super Bowl … I just watch it for the commercials!! But … it is in my TOWN today … and traffic has been INSANE here all week! YUCK!!!!

    • 1 February, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Oh man, lucky you! haha.. and hey, have you seen the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet? Sooooo cute!!

    • 1 February, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks!! <3 It really is!

  • 1 February, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Recipe looks great…even if you aren’t into Super Bowl..always a great excuse to get together with family and friends! Phoenix is crazy with all of the activities around the Super Bowl…great fun!! Enjoy the game and again thanks for stopping by my blog!!

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Yeah, I have hung out with other DURING the Super Bowl, and it’s always fun just being with family and friends!! And omg, I can only imagine how crazy it is there!! It’s crazy HERE, and I’m in podunk-ville California! lol! Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by! Let’s keep in touch!! <3

  • 1 February, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    This is definitely party friendly, I bet people were running to get this dip 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      My husband and I usually end up eating most of it! haha! Sooooo good!

  • 2 February, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    don’t think i’ve ever had this but it looks like i’m missing out!!! looks scrumptious!

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      You should try it if you get a chance.. suuuuuper yummy! 😉

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      LOL, yeah, the food is the highlight for me.. and some of the funny commercials. 😉

  • 2 February, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Ok, so I’m a little late to the Super Bowl party, but hey, I can eat dip anytime. My husband loves shrimp, although I struggle with how to prepare it! Anything with cheese on top pretty much wins my heart. So there’s no reason this can’t be my Valentine’s Day dip.

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Shrimp is a favorite around our home! And ANYTHING shrimp cocktail is a win around here! hehe! Hope you like it! ^_^

    • 2 February, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Yeah, it’s a good one!!! <3

  • 2 February, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Looks so yummy! This is something I’d love for sure! 🙂

    • 2 February, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      You should give it a try sometime! <3

    • 2 February, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      It’s actually far yummier than it looks! hehe!

  • 3 February, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds so yummy!

    I totally want to make this. Pinning to my Deliberate Food board.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

    • 3 February, 2015 at 3:10 am

      Awww, thank you for the pin! <3

  • 3 February, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Shrimp cocktail party spread!!! what a great idea, Gingi! Zesty and mouthwatering-good!

    • 4 February, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you! It’s a favorite around here! <3

    • 4 February, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      lol, it’s quite yummy!

    • 5 February, 2015 at 3:21 am

      LOL, then make it noooow!! hehe!! ^_^

  • 6 February, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Really awesome party spread……I bookmarked to try 🙂

    • 6 February, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Yay! Let me know what you think! <3

  • 7 February, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I don’t care about the Super Bowl either, but this dip looks delish.

    • 8 February, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks! <3

  • 11 February, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Don’t care about the Superbowl too (and Grammys as of this comment hahahaha) but DO WANT TO TRY THAT DIP!! Sold just by seeing there’s that much cheese in it. I would love to try that very soon, and it looks doable bec all those ingredients I’ve seen them here hahaha.

    The chips though, is it Tostitos?

    • 11 February, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Yeah! I actually love Tostitos.. though my new favorite is a brand called “Across the Border”.. do you have that there??

      • 12 February, 2015 at 10:10 am

        No I don’t think we have that particular brand here 🙁 so, Tostitos for now. Eep, craving!

        • 12 February, 2015 at 1:35 pm

          Lol!! Yeah, food blog posts are no good for me! Makes me want to eat all the time!

    • 13 February, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! <3 I hope we can keep in touch!

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