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Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread
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Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread

If you like shrimp cocktail, you'll absolutely love this New Orleans inspired Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread. It's quick and easy to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! It consists of spicy cocktail sauce and succulent shrimp on top of a savory cream cheese base. Laizzez les bons temps rouler with this perfect Mardi Gras appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 to 12 servings.
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Chula King


Cream Cheese Layer

  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Cocktail Sauce

  • 12 ounce bottle chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Remaining Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cooked shrimp chopped
  • 2 green onion tops chopped, for garnish


Cream Cheese Layer

  • Blend together cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion and garlic. Spread mixture evenly in an 8-inch quiche dish or shallow serving dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate a minimum of 12 hours.

Cocktail Sauce

  • Combine chili sauce, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Spread cocktail sauce evenly over the cream cheese layer. Note, you will only need to use about half of the cocktail sauce. Refrigerate the rest for a later use.
  • Sprinkle chopped shrimp over cocktail sauce. Garnish with chopped green onion tops.
  • Serve with crackers.
  • Yield: 10-12 servings.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.2mg