This Slow Cooker Hot Shrimp Dip is filled with tons of cheesy flavor with a slight kick. The cheese sauce is smooth and velvety, and it’s perfect when used as a dip or sauce. Made in the slow cooker, it’s pretty much hands-off.
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You’re going to love this smooth and delicious Hot Shrimp Dip! I’ve made this recipe multiple times for my family and as soon as we’re able to party again, we’re making this dip for all of our friends.
The cheese sauce was inspired by a Cajun restaurant that serves a similar fondu dip. I chose to make mine in my Crock-Pot because I like hands-off food. You literally place some food in the slow cooker when the time is right, and watch the magic happen.
How to make Cheesy Hot Shrimp Dip:
Gather your ingredients.
Place Cream cheese, Velveeta Cheese, tomatoes with chilis, lemon juice, cajun seasoning, and garlic powder in a slow cooker insert and set the heat to low. Cover. Allow the mixture to cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cheeses have melted.
Add the raw shrimp and stir in, making sure the cheese sauce has covered the shrimp.
Cook for an additional hour, until the shrimp, is cooked through.
Serve it and love it.
What should I serve this shrimp dip with?
Chips work well with this dip but if you’ve got some garlic bread, you should totally use that. It’s seriously flavor overload but it’s so very worth it.
This dip is also great when used as a sauce. Pour some of it over nachos, pasta, or a baked potato.
After making this multiple times with multiple kinds of cheese and cheese products, Velveeta was the only that melted smoothly in the crockpot without any additional steps or ingredients. For the smooth and velvety cheese, I suggest it.
Absolutely! Your dip likely just won’t be as smooth. It’ll still taste good though. My favorite combo is cheddar cheese and Colby jack.
This dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Absolutely! Just chop the Velveeta and cream cheese into 1-inch cubes. Place the cubes, tomatoes with chilis, lemon juice, cajun seasoning, and garlic powder in a large saucepan over medium heat and stir until the cheese has melted. Stir in the shrimp and cook until the shrimp have cooked through.
I hope you love this delicious dip as much as we do 🙂
Other Dip Recipe:
Slow Cooker Cheesy Hot Shrimp Dip
- 16 oz Velveeta cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1.5 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 10 oz can of tomatoes with green chilis undrained
- 1 lb medium shrimp deveined, peeled, tails removed, and patted dry
- 2 Green onion chopped
- Add cream cheese, lemon juice, Velveeta, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and tomaoes with green chilis to the slow cooker insert. Set to low and cover. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add shrimp and cook for an additional 1 hr, stirring occasionally and making sure all the shrimp is covered.
- During the last 20 minutes, set the cover ajar to thicken the sauce a little.
- Sprinkle with green onions and serve. Enjoy.
Thursday 9th of March 2023
This is a FABULOUS recipe!!! It is soooo delicious!!! It was a hit at a party I made it for. Thank you! I stirred chopped scallions into the dip and had some for garnish on the side.
Friday 10th of March 2023
Thanks so much, Judy H. So glad everyone at the party enjoyed the dip :)
Saturday 30th of October 2021
I don't see on the recipe how much unsalted butter you use in making this shrimp dip.
Saturday 30th of October 2021
Hey Tawana, the unsalted butter was included in the instructions by accident. We found that the recipe didn’t need any butter. I’ve updated the recipe card. Thank you for letting me know.