Baked Shrimp Dip is a creamy, cheesy, and flavorful appetizer loaded with shrimp and baked in the oven until hot, golden, and bubbly. Serve it with crackers or crostini for your next game-day gathering or party! I also have a cold Shrimp Dip that you will love!

Pan of Baked Shrimp Dip on a table.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Cream Cheese: The cream cheese is the base of the dip, which provides a rich and creamy texture.

Red Pepper Flakes: Just a pinch of red pepper flakes adds a super subtle hint of heat. You could certainly leave those out, or add more for more of a kick to each bite!

Shrimp: I used frozen cooked shrimp that is peeled and deveined. Thaw the shrimp, and then cut it into smaller pieces. If using fresh shrimp, first, peel and devein the shrimp. Then, cook it in a little bit of butter or olive oil before cutting it into smaller pieces.

Cheese: The dip is generously loaded with shredded mozzarella cheese, both mixed into the dip and sprinkled on top. This cheese creates a gooey and golden-brown crust when baked.

Raw ingredients in a bowl for Baked Shrimp Dip.

What To Serve With Baked Shrimp Dip

This warm and creamy dip is delicious with a variety of pairings. Here are some ideas for serving:

Adding shredded cheese on top of shrimp dip before baking.

Can I Use a Different Pan?

Sure! If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, you can use an 8×8-inch baking dish. A 9×9-inch baking dish would also work. But, you may want to invest in an oven-safe skillet in the near future; they work so well when it comes to even cooking and are wonderful for baked goods, too!

Dipping a bagel chip into Baked Shrimp Dip.

How To Store Baked Shrimp Dip

To store baked shrimp dip, first, let it cool to room temperature. Next, transfer the dip to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When ready to enjoy, reheat it in the oven or in a microwave.

Pan of Baked Shrimp Dip on a table.
5 from 5 votes

Baked Shrimp Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Baked Shrimp Dip is a creamy, cheesy, and flavorful appetizer loaded with shrimp and baked in the oven until hot, golden, and bubbly. Serve it with crackers or crostini for your next game-day gathering or party!


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen cooked small shrimp, peeled, deveined, thawed, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups (169.5 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
  • parsley, chopped for garnish
  • crackers or crostini, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch oven-safe skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Fold in shrimp and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Add the mixture to the prepared skillet. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. (When first removed from the oven, the dip may be runny. However, it will thicken up as it cools.)
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve with crackers and/or crostini. Enjoy!


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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


I couldn't stop eating this dip! It is creamy and delicious. The lemon gives it a little tangy kick. I will definitely be making this for my next party!


This dip is creamy and delicious! I love that it is served warm and loaded with shrimp.


Fantastic! I love shrimp, and I love this dip!


This dip is great! It has a ton of flavor, and it's super creamy!


I love shrimp, so I was excited to try this dip! Each bite is tangy and creamy. So delicious!


So delicious. It is flavorful, cheesy and shrimpy. Would be really nice for entertaining!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is delicious!! Truthfully, your recipes are excellent, and I’ve never tried one I didn’t love. They’re easy, but often are a bit out of the ordinary:). If you want to impress your friends and your family, this is a five start:)

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