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Surprise Spread

This is an appetizer which my friend, Debbie, has brought to functions we've had as friends. I enjoy making it because it is so quick, easy and who does not like to dip crackers or chips while waiting for dinner!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 200 grams fresh or frozen cooked shrimp, crumbled
  • 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella or Edam cheese
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced

  1. Blend cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.
  2. Spread into a serving plate with a bit of a dip in it.
  3. Layer the rest of the ingredients in order given.
  4. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.


  1. Every now and again, one of your recipes just hits the spot and this is definitely one of them!

  2. Not only does this look beautiful, but I am sure it tastes delicious! What a great appetizer that can easily be tweaked with ingredients you have on hand...thanks for sharing.~Ellie

  3. This has long been a favourite of my son's who has loved shrimp since he was a little guy.
    If you keep a package of shrimp or imitation crab in the freezer, it takes only minutes to serve up this great appy.

  4. So ladies - advice please!! Any tips on how to keep rollkuchen fresh and crisp when made a little bit ahead to take to a barbecue? I always find it's a little 'soft' after just a few hours.

  5. Love this dip! Thanks for posting it. Kathy

  6. It's always great having a handful of layered dips in the old repertoire.

    Yesterday I was in need of such a recipe for dinner, and just then saw your blog post with the perfect thing! So I made it as an starter for our guests last night, and served it with thin slices of baguette. It was wonderful!!

    The best part is that there are a few leftovers to be nibbled upon today.

    Thanks for the recipe and the perfect timing!

    Ruth Branson

  7. This looks fabulous...and I already passed the recipe along to my hair stylist who asked me for an appie suggestion.

  8. FYI. . .shrimp meat is on sale at Neufeld Farms

  9. This is definitely a tried and true favourite at our place, it's the go to dip for us and always gets rave reviews - originally from the Best of Bridge.

  10. Ive made this but instead of using shrimp and cocktail sauce I use salsa and make it a mexican dip. :)

  11. I don't like seafood, so i used pepperoni, pizza sauce and salsa instead and it tasted AMAZING!!! You need to try it!

    1. Thank you! I'm not a big fan of shrimp myself, so I get why you would change it up! It is a surprise dip in that those flavors just blend so well.


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