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Marge Taggart


This is one of my favorite cheese ball recipes. I've shared it with most of my friends. If you love shrimp, you will want to try this recipe. It does not need cocktail sauce on the side - it is that awesome good, and it's a super tailgate recipe......

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15-20 people
15 Min


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1 stick
butter (softened to room temperature)
8 oz
cream cheese
4 oz
can of shrimp devined (medium) - drained
1 small
onion (finely chopped) or 3 tablespoons
3 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
1 Tbsp
Each dash(es)
garlic powder/salt, salt & pepper

How to Make SHRIMP BUTTER (Cheese Ball)


  • 1Mix together one stick butter and 8 oz. cream cheese until creamy. Then add 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh), mayonnaise, finely chopped onions, and a dash of garlic powder/salt, salt & pepper.
  • 2Drain and rinse shrimp from 4 oz. can. Pat dry with paper towel. Mash slightly. Mix with fork to fold into the above mixture. Done...
  • 3To shape into a cheese ball, put the softened shrimp butter mixture into a small size bowl lined with a large piece of Saran Wrap (should overlap the sides of the bowl). Overlapped sides should be long enough to cover the bowl - or just cover the bowl. Refrigerate overnight to get firm.
  • 4To serve, uncover the bowl & "turn upside down" onto a plate. Remove the Saran Wrap from the hardened shrimp butter to shape as a cheese ball. I smooth out creases from Saran Wrap with a damp butter knife for a nice presentation as shown in the photo. SERVE WITH CRACKERS of your choice.
  • 5OPTIONAL: Serve chilled Shrimp Butter in a small bowl - Eliminate above steps to shape into a "cheese ball."

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About SHRIMP BUTTER (Cheese Ball)

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

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