Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip

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Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip

A few more of my favorite party dips are the Buffalo Chicken Dip, Mini Bell Peppers Loaded Turkey “Nachos”, Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Baked Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers.

Super bowl 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!

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.

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!

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.

***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.

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.

Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.
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Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip

120 Cals 13 Protein 2 Carbs 7 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 9 servings
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: American
Move over buffalo wings, this hot & cheesy shrimp dip will have everyone going back for more! This buffalo dip is perfect for super or any party appetizer.


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 1/3 cup, Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 672mg, Sugar: 0.9g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: best buffalo dip, buffalo shrimp dip, Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip, spicy buffalo dip, super bowl appetizer

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  1. Dip was good but too runny……

  2. I’m not sure if I did something wrong, but doing the recipe as it is written makes a very soupy dip. Disappointed in how it came out.

  3. Fixed this for Father’s Day family gathering.  Great taste but was runny, so I used a slotted spoon and moved it to a small appetizer crock pot.  Enjoyed by all!

  4. What if you don’t like sour cream? Posiblr substitute? 

  5. Has anyone made this ahead? Any idea how it would do put together the night before and then heated up???

  6. Love this dip and the first time I made this it turned out awesome. The last two times I made this it separated and I cannot figure out why. Any thoughts?

  7. Would this recipe work well with chicken instead? I want to make a buffalo chicken dip for Super Bowl this year but I don’t love blue cheese like your other recipe calls for. How would this taste with chicken?

  8. My dip was runny so we changed gears and used it as a "sauce". Perfect buffalo shrimp pasta salad dish. Add hot, cooked whole wheat pasta, fresh tomatoes and fresh spinach for a delicious, still healthy, filling dinner option! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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

  10. 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?

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

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

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

  14. 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! 🙂

  15. 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?

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

  17. 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!!

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

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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. ^_^

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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?

  30. 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….

  31. 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!

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

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

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

  35. I bet this would be good with crab too…

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

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

  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?

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

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

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

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

  44. 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!

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

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

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

  48. To "ANONYMOUS" from yesterday after 4pm I can't get the reply to 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??

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

  50. That looks soooooo good.

  51. That's looks so appetizing!

  52. Wow this looks delicious! Kori xoxo

  53. 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!

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

  55. Yum you could use crab too.

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

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

    Pinned it!


  58. WOW! I love everything about this!

  59. Gina, you complete me 🙂 Thanks for your hard work!

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

  61. Love this variation!

  62. Yum! This looks really fantastic!

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

  64. What is the green garnish? Cilantro?

  65. This one will disappear quick, trust me!

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

  67. 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…

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


  69. Yummy! I love your site..keep at it and thank you 🙂


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

  71. Buffalo. You had me at buffalo.


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

  74. Yum! Wish I had some right now!

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

  76. this looks incredible!

    must try!