Shrimp Scampi and Parmesan Cheese Dip

Serves 6-8

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 30 min

Total Time 40 mins


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 12 ounces raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese)
  • Parsley, for Garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease with butter or nonstick cooking spray either two small or one medium size ramekin or other oven safe dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add garlic and simmer for 30 seconds; add the shrimp, (See Notes) salt, and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is pink and the garlic is fragrant (about 4 minutes).
  3. In a medium bowl stir together the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and the sour cream or yogurt and mix until smooth. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the shrimp and garlic butter mixture from the pan and the lemon juice and stir everything well.
  5. Spoon into the prepared baking dish and place in the oven; bake for 20 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Turn on the oven broiler and broil for 1-2 minutes (watch carefully) just until the top is lightly browned.
  7. Serve hot with melba toasts, sliced and toasted baguette, or crackers.

Recipe Notes

I had really large shrimp so I cooked them first and then chopped them into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces; I did not want to overcook small pieces so handle yours accordingly.

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