Mini Shrimp Cocktail on Ritz Crackers

Carol Perricone


Just a delicious bite of appetizer when having friends over. I have made this for over 20 years. It's always a hit!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is one of those classic appetizers that has been around for ages in different forms. Carol's method is easy and quick. You can easily keep all the ingredients on hand during the holidays and throw it together if you have any unexpected guests. It's a much more economical version of shrimp cocktail. The flavorful cocktail sauce goes so well with cream cheese and shrimp. Delish!

NOTE: I used frozen mini salad shrimp, but canned shrimp could easily be used too. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-6 people
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    cocktail sauce, you may want to use more
  • 4-6 oz
    mini shrimp, frozen and defrosted (canned is ok)

How to Make Mini Shrimp Cocktail on Ritz Crackers


  1. Place softened cream cheese on a serving dish.
  2. Top with the cocktail sauce.
  3. Sprinkle mini shrimp on top of cocktail sauce.
  4. Serve with Ritz crackers, or crackers of your choice. Enjoy!

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About Mini Shrimp Cocktail on Ritz Crackers

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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