Holiday Shrimp Spread

This is tasty, savory and easy to prepare. Good for crackers among other things. It’s great for holidays and other special occasions.

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  • 2 4.5 oz cans baby shrimp
  • 8 oz Neufchatel (lowfat cream) cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder or paste)
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay or your favorite seasoning for seafood
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced fine (optional)

Stir all ingredients together until well blended. Spoon into container(s), cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with semi-sturdy crackers like Ritz, Town House, or Triscuit. (You can substitute 1/4 of cocktail sauce for the ketchup and horseradish if you have it.)


I “adopted and adapted” this recipe from a former coworker, and it has become one of my holiday party staples. I have two pretty Christmas bowls with lids that I use; I can make the spread beforehand and keep it in the refrigerator until party day. I serve it with the Ritz crackers that are shaped like snowflakes. (Of…

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

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