Quick and Easy Shrimp Ball

Quick And Easy Shrimp Ball Recipe

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Karen Vandevander


This is kid-friendly, extremely easy, qick and tasty. It's also very versatile and can be modified to suit your own taste.


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10 Min


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1 can(s)
baby shrimp
1 pkg
8 oz cream cheese
1 bottle
cocktail sauce
1 box
crackers (your choice. i usually use a party mix)

How to Make Quick and Easy Shrimp Ball


  • 1Set cream cheese out to soften
  • 2Open canned shrimp and rinse thoroughly
  • 3Dry shrimp using paper towels. IMPORTANT-be sure to dry completely
  • 4In a medium bowl, add soften cream cheese and shrimp. Mix together until thoroughly combined
  • 5Using a spatula, scrape sides of bowl and form mixture into a ball in the bottom of the bowl
  • 6Remove ball to a serving platter. Hollow out the center to accommodate the full bottle of cocktail sauce. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  • 7When ready to serve, pour bottle of cocktail sauce into hollow of the ball. Surround with crackers and serve.
  • 8If you don't care for cocktail sauce, you can add a TBS or 2 of finely minced scallions, greens included, and a bit of fresh garlic finely minced. I've also used fresh basil, finely chopped, when not using cocktail sauce. All have been very good. Experiment with whatever spices you enjoy. The cream cheese and shrimp is a very tasty combination. Cream cheese is very fun and versatile for a great snack. I've served blocks of cream cheese with hot pepper jelly poured over them and crackers...very yummy!

    Finely chopped ham, or a can of deviled ham, and cream cheese also works very well together. Mix in a bit of pickle relish and you have a great sandwich spread.

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About Quick and Easy Shrimp Ball

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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