Jan 29, 2013

Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip



Move over buffalo wings, this hot and cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more!

Superbowl Sunday is just a few days away! I have tons of skinny appetizer recipes you can make, but I wanted to add one more, because quite honestly, what's football without the buffalo dip!


This was inspired by my Buffalo Chicken Dip, I wanted to try a shrimp version topped with melted cheese, and we loved how it turned out!

Serve this with crudites to keep it light; celery and carrot sticks are the perfect vessel for scooping up the buffalo goodness! You can even add some baked chips to the table, baked pita chips work great. I minced some of the celery leaf for garnish for a little color. Enjoy!


***I made this a second time without the yogurt and I found I liked it better (less liquid), so I am removing the 1/2 cup of yogurt in the recipe below.


Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1/3 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 120 • Fat: 7 g • Carbs: 2 g • Fiber: 0 g • Protein: 13 g • Sugar: 0.9 g
Sodium: 672 mg

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray (I used my Misto)
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Franks hot sauce (or whatever hot sauce you like)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cups (12.5 oz) cooked peeled large shrimp, diced
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat Sargento Mexican blend

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish, or even a pie dish with cooking spray.


Combine the first 4 ingredients together and 1/4 cup of the cheese; mix until smooth. Add the shrimp; mix well and put in a small oven safe dish.

Bake in the oven until hot, about 20-25 minutes.


Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese, bake until melted, about 4-5 minutes.

Makes about 3 cups.

90 comments :

  1. this looks incredible!

    must try!

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  2. DROOLING ON MY DESK RIGHT NOW... omg this looks heavenly!

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  3. Yum! Wish I had some right now!

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  4. I am so making this for the weekend. Have a party on Sat and Sunday to go to! Thanks!

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  5. SUPERBOWL HERE I COME!

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  6. Buffalo. You had me at buffalo.

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  7. Oh yum!!! Would it be weird if I had this for dinner... the whole thing?

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    1. No, I was thinking it would be so good on a roll with some lettuce! :)

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    2. OH MY!! that sounds good too!!!

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    3. Right? Maybe with a carrot slaw :-)

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    4. Cabbage slaw! Great, now I need to get the stuff to make this.

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  8. Yummy! I love your site..keep at it and thank you :)

    Stacey

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  9. WOW!!! I just fainted Gina!!! this look FABULOUS!!!

    Diane

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  10. I hate the way the cheese gets hard after oven baked dips start to cool so instead I mix everything together and put it in the crock pot. My dips stay creamy, warm and delicious for hours--if your dip lasts that long...

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  11. You are truly an inspiration. Can we be BFF?

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  12. This one will disappear quick, trust me!

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  13. What is the green garnish? Cilantro?

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  14. Wow, I am definitely going to make this for Super Bowl! Looks incredible!!

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  15. Yum! This looks really fantastic!

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  16. How is the shrimp cooked? Or do you by the already cooked ones?

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  17. Gina, you complete me :-) Thanks for your hard work!

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  18. WOW! I love everything about this!

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  19. I would like to eat this with a spoon, please.

    Pinned it!

    -Sarah
    www.sweetandsavorylife.com

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  20. Could I replace the sour cream and plain yogurt with a cup of plain greek yogurt or would that completely change the flavor?

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    1. I don't know what if would do to the texture.

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  21. Yum you could use crab too.

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  22. Yum! I wonder how it would be with chicken breast instead of shrimp (as my husband is not a fan of shrimp)?

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    1. Sure, I linked a buffalo chicken dip above, I do it all the time, would be great.

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  23. could I make this with blue cheese like in the buffalo chicken dip recipe instead of the mexican blend? I had that last week and it was amazing!

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  24. Wow this looks delicious! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  25. That's looks so appetizing!

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  26. Cheryl Haynes1/30/13, 7:57 AM

    That looks soooooo good.

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  27. How come after I read a comment, then hit REPLY, it will not open it up to make a reply??

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  28. To "ANONYMOUS" from yesterday after 4pm I can't get the reply to open..so here is my question...You put all in the Crock-pot mixed together [good idea, I too hate hard cooked cold cheese on top]...for how long did you cook it on Low??

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  29. What a fantastic idea! This is a great way to get in that buffalo hot sauce flavor without plowing through a plate of wings.

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  30. This would be excellent as a stuffing in mushrooms!

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  31. OMG, I can't stop eating this! It is sooo delicious!

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  32. I just found you're site and I LOVE IT! Had your cajun chicken pasta last night and it was amazing. Filled me up without overloading me with calories. Can't wait to try this and the buffalo cauliflower bites! We will be making both for our Superbowl Sunday! Just have to say - GO NINERS!

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  33. I don't think we have Sargento in Canada. What do I use as a substitute?? Thank you.

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    1. It's just a brand of cheese, so any reduced fat mexican blend would probably be fine.

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  34. I really like the sound of doing this dip with shrimp!

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  35. Ok WOW. Cannot wait to make this!! Dipping carrots & celery is a great call, too.

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  36. I make my buffalo chicken dip in a glass bowl so I can heat and reheat in the microwave. It takes a lot less time than the oven!

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  37. Oh my gosh putting it on a bun with slaw never even crossed my mind! You keep coming up with the good ideas and I'll keep eating.

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  38. Oh yummity, yum, yum! I LOVE this idea. I'm in Australia so no Superbowl to watch while eating it. Re-runs of CSI will do won't it?

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  39. You nailed it with this one! Adding it to my Super Bowl menu!!

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  40. Made tonight as trial run for Super Bowl party. Tastes amazing but dip is real runny. Suggestions?

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    1. Hmm, and you used cooked shrimp?

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    2. Mine was also very very soupy. I even let it bake longer. It still tasted delicious and was devoured like a pack of wolves!

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    3. Made tonight too. Very soupy!

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    4. Make sure you don't use fat free cream cheese, that will make it soupy.

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  41. I bet this would be good with crab too...

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  42. Yum! This looks so good. And I bet it would be really good with crab, too.

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  43. Well, I know what I'm making this weekend.

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  44. Is this something I could prepare ahead of time and cook tomorrow?

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  45. I bought all the stuff today and will be making this and the chicken version for Super Bowl tomorrow! Can't wait to try it. Thank You!

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  46. can I make this exact dish and supplement with chicken (my husband is allergic to shrimp) I like this recipe better than the chicken one with blue cheese....

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  47. Yes, I'm wondering the same thing. I'd like to prepare it early, refrigerate and then pop in oven. Can you think of any reason it would not work?

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  49. Mixed this up earlier today and just baked it. It's totally liquid. Not sure what happened, but there is no way it could be a dip. I even made sure to get as much moisture off the shrimp as possible ahead of time.

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    1. Mine too :/
      Its like soup.. major fail

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    2. Mine came out perfect, my superbowl party guests devoured this in minutes. I wonder what could have gone wrong for you guys.

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    3. did you use FF ingredients? as stated above FF ingredients will make it watery.

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  50. Agree, made this for the Super Bowl and it came out completely liquidy, even after squeezing water out of the shrimp.

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  52. Ours was runny too. Tasty, but not the consistency shown in the pics. Our shrimp weren't 100% thawed (though I drained excess liquid) and I doubled the recipe, so who knows.

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  53. Bummer, I printed the old recipe before you made the revision. It was super runny the flavor was really good. just not very appetizing as it got cold it became much thicker, I would also decrease the hot sauce to 1/4 c, the hot sauce masked the flavor of the shrimp.

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  54. Our came out runny. Shrimp was not too moist. I'm not sure what happened. However, Franks Hot Sauce ROCKS! Love it and am so glad to know about it now.

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  55. I made this yesterday for the Superbowl. It was super spicy but still yummy.

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  56. I made this yesterday for the Superbowl, too. We made it before the revision so I used sour cream and plain yogurt with the cream cheese. Next time I'd skip the yogurt I think, tho, bc I found the taste a little jarring at first. We liked it more and more the longer it sat warming in the mini crockpot, though. :)

    I put this in our mini crockpot and only used 1/4 cup Frank's Original hot sauce which gave it some zing without being super spicy (and also may have helped reduce the runniness that others mentioned, because we thought the consistency was just fine). I nuked the dip in the microwave to give it a head start, then put it on high for awhile, then down to "keep warm" so it wouldn't burn. The only problem with being lazy and not putting it in the oven is that some of the Sargento cheese didn't melt and get incorporated. But that's my own fault. ^_^

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  57. Mine was very soupy! Added extra cheese to see if that would help. It tasted better once it cooled and became a little less watery.

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  58. I made it for a Super Bowl party and it was delicious. I would definitely make it again.

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  59. This looks amazing, and especially with that crunchy celery to make it even lighter! I love buffalo sauce. :)

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  60. I loved this dip...could have just eaten it with a spoon.. although it did turn out a little soupy.

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  61. I made this dip for my Super Bowl party and it was a huge success! Everyone loved it! Mine turned out a little soupy also but it did firm up a bit. Didn't matter to anyone anyway, they ate it up! We were even dunking the little pigs-in-a-blanket in them. Awesome dish!!

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  62. Mmm this looks so good! I am going to have to try this!

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  63. This looks so yummy! But I wouldn't be able to handle all the "hotness" on my tummy. Is there an alternative to the hot sauce that would make it still yummy?

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  64. WOW! I love your buffalo chicken dip. I love shrimp. I am SURE this will be a hit. I usually do mine in the crock. I just like the creaminess better. Like someone else said it's the way the cheese is out of the oven. just my personal thing.

    Wondering about using those teensie precooked shrimps and not dicing them.

    I see a Lent experiment happening! :)

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  65. I just made this dip & it turned out fabulous! I forgot the vinegar, but it's still very yummy.

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  66. I followed the directions to the tee and made the version without yogurt, but its very runny. Is it supposed to be thick? Suggestions?

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    1. I'm going to retest this and see if I can fix it.

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  67. what was the revision? I made it exactly and mine was soupy as well.

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  68. I'm going to be making for NYE. Wondering why the blue cheese/ranch dressing , that is typically used in these type of recipes, was omitted. Concerned that the sour cream may not give enough flavor. Any reason for the SC vs. dressing? Anyone try without SC? If so, what did you use?

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  69. Made this for the Super Bowl. It was a huge hit!! Thank you!!

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