Unos Shrimp and Crab Dip is a mighty tasty hot shrimp dip with melted creamy cream cheese, seafood chunks, parmesan, and white cheddar cheese. The appetizer is served with crispy baguette slices that will get you hooked on this baked shrimp dip recipe!  Unos shrimp and crab dip recipe is the best shrimp dip!   Make some of our most-loved appetizers that will be hard to stop at one bite! This Shrimp Scampi Dip is made with fried shrimp and is paired with a coconut shrimp dipping sauce (aka sweet chili sauce.)

Our other favorites include this EASY Buffalo Chicken Dip (turn it into Buffalo shrimp dip), and Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe (add artichokes if you please). And since everything seafood goes with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you need to add them to your menu, too!

Unos Shrimp Crab Dip Recipe

The love for this hot shrimp dip began when a group of us ordered this Shrimp and Crab dip from Uno’s. I loved it so much I wanted to recreate it at home. I made this shrimp dip recipe to the best of my dining experience and can gladly report that it is amazing!

If you’ve never had Uno’s appetizer, I can tell you now, this is the only way I make a shrimp dip, period. It’s easy to make and you can use raw or cooked shrimp. Now, if you’re looking for a stuffed shrimp appetizer this one is the only one to have with a melted butter sauce (yum!)

I typically omit the crab meat to make a quick appetizer as I can throw frozen shrimp into a bowl to quickly thaw. Besides, I’m likely to have lump crab meat and my husband is opposed to imitation crab meat. So, I simply omit it for this recipe, but, seafood lovers can add 2 oz of crab meat to the shrimp dip.

Q&A

Do I Use Cooked Or Uncooked Shrimp?

A hot shrimp dip can be made with either raw or already cooked pink shrimp since it will be baked. Shrimp can cook in minutes and this shrimp dip bakes within 15 minutes, giving it enough time to cook thoroughly.

To infuse a shrimp dip with the most flavor, I recommend large raw shrimp that you can dice and chunk quickly. However, small pink shrimp will work great too! Raw shrimp can flavor the cheeses and cream like a shrimp broth, which is why it’s best to cook shrimp meat rather than using canned shrimp. 

How To Make Hot Shrimp Dip?

Completely thaw the shrimp before beginning.

  • To Begin: first melt and combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, mayonnaise, oil, and garlic powder in a medium saucepan or non-stick skillet.
  • Remove from heat and add 2 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese, 1 cup of white cheddar cheese, dried tyme, parsley, garlic, shrimp, and half of the diced tomatoes.
  • Transfer dip into an oven-safe baking dish.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish and top the hot shrimp dip with the reserved diced tomatoes and dried parsley.

Note: always pat dry the raw shrimp before baking to avoid a watery dip. Don’t overbake the dip.

 

Ingredients for Baked Shrimp Dip:

This shrimp dip is with cream cheese and makes a quick snack or appetizer for any occasion. It is not a cold shrimp dip and doesn’t require sour cream. Here are the ingredients:

  • Baguette Slices- use store mini toasts or make your own by drizzling melting butter (or oil) over the bread slices and some dried herbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Cheese- a creamy blend of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and white cheddar cheese make this dip taste phenomenal! 
  • Heavy Cream- use heavy whipping cream.
  • Mayonnaise- Hellman’s brand or Dukes is what I usually have on hand. 
  • Oil- I used sunflower oil. 
  • Garlic- both garlic powder and fresh garlic cloves are used in this recipe. 
  • Shrimp- cooked or raw peeled and deveined shrimp can be used for a hot shrimp dip. Feel free to season the shrimps with Louisiana hot sauce, cajun seasoning, or Old Bay seasoning for extra flavor. 
  • Tomatoes- dice one tomato and reserve half for the garnish. 

ingredients for hot shrimp dip

 

Storing?

Leftover shrimp dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat leftovers on a stove or reheat in the oven or microwave, stirring occasionally. 

What To Serve With Shrimp Dip?

Hot dips go with crunchy baguette slices or crackers. Here are some dipping options:

 

   

Handy Equipment:

BEST Shrimp Dip Tips:

  1. Pat dry the thawed shrimp before adding to the dip to avoid a watery mess. 
  2. Toast the baguette slices first.
  3. Do not overbake the dip as it can tend to release more liquid the longer the shrimp cooks. 
  4. Don’t have fresh tomatoes? Use a Can of Rotel tomatoes. 

More Seafood Recipes To Try: 

How To Make Shrimp Dip:             

Shrimp Dip (Uno's Copycat)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Uno's Shrimp and Crab Dip is a mighty tasty hot shrimp dip with melted creamy cream cheese, seafood chunks, parmesan, and white cheddar cheese. The appetizer is served with crispy baguette slices that will get you hooked on this baked shrimp dip recipe! 

Equipment

  • Medium skillet or saucepan
  • Baking Dish
  • Serving Platter

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dip:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 cups large raw shrimp (tails removed and chopped)
  • 1 tomato (diced)

Crispy Crostini Slices:

  • 1 French Baguette (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley and thyme

Instructions

  • how to make crostini from French baguette slices
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange baguette slices over a lined baking sheet and brush with oil. Sprinkle with the dried parsley and thyme. Bake until crisp (8 minutes.)
  • In a non-stick skillet combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, mayo, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Melt over medium heat and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining dip ingredients, reserving half of the tomatoes for the garnish.
  • how to bake shrimp dip like Uno's shrimp and crab dip appetizer
    Transfer mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 400°F.
  • how to serve a hot shrimp dip
    Garnish with the reserved tomatoes and dried parsley. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Notes

  • Add 2 oz of crab meat for a loaded seafood dip. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 14gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 668mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 943IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 1mg

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5 comments

    • Adry

    The best dip ever so glad I found you blog
    You always have my old favorite copycats

    • Al

    My favorite shrimp dip recipe. Thank you!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      😊😊

    • cathy

    this is absolutely incredible! This is soooooo good and so easy to make.This would be delicious over salmon or chicken or even pasta also. Definitely keeping this recipe handy!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Cathy, I’m loving those ideas! Thank you!

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