Grilled Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Dip

Dips anyone?  I know dips and other snack type foods are always welcome around any gathering.  This Grilled Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Dip is easy to make and uber-flavorful because I used my Garlic Parmesan Flavor Dust.  You can easily cook this in the oven, but I like to cook it in my smoker for added flavor.  It’s a perfect “ride-along” item.  When I’m cooking something else on the grill, I put this in so that it will come out ready to serve as an appetizer while I’m finishing up the meal.

Simple and Delicious Cheesy Shrimp Appetizer

This dip uses already cooked shrimp, so it’s easy to prep.  The hardest thing is remembering to set out some cream cheese to get to room temperature!  The main flavor is my new Garlic Parmesan Flavor Dust, so you don’t even need to grab a bunch of seasonings.  I also use my Woo Woo Sauce, but you can use regular Worcestershire in a pinch (though it won’t be as zesty.)

For shrimp, I used 8 oz of “salad shrimp,” those tiny already cooked shrimp you can get in the freezer section at the grocery.  I also used 8 oz of medium, wild-caught gulf shrimp for a more flavorful dip.  You can either buy these cooked or cook them yourself.

Because everything is better when it’s cheesy, I use some parmesan for umami, cheddar for traditional flavor, and mozzarella for ooey-gooey cheesiness.  So good.

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Dip on the Grill

This recipe makes enough for a 2 quart dish.  I like cooking it in a ceramic dish, but you can use a a smaller cast iron pan as well.   At 350 degrees, this will need to cook about 30-35 minutes, or until it’s bubbly and browned on top.  When I’m riding it along with ribs for example, I cook around 275 degrees.  In that case, I usually cook this for about an hour.

When I cook it on a grill, I usually wrap the dish in foil in order to keep the grill and smoke stains from the dish (they would wash right off, but it looks better when you serve it without the marks.)

Serve this with crackers, toasted French bread rounds, or a variety.  Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and heated in the microwave, but aren’t good frozen.

As always, I hope you enjoy!

Like this recipe? Check out my recipe for Honey Habanero Air Fryer Wings or Crab Louie Salad with Grilled Romaine and Horseradish Crema Gel

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Grilled Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Dip


Make this delicious shrimp dip with my Garlic Parmesan Wing Dust for an amazing flavor.  You can easily bake this in the oven, but I love cooking it on the grill for extra smokiness and flavor.  This is easy, super cheesy, and you’ll get some shrimp in every bite!



8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayo

8 oz salad shrimp

8 oz cooked Gulf shrimp, roughly chopped

1 bunch green onions, greens chopped, divided

1.5 TBS Garlic Parmesan Flavor Dust

1 tsp minced garlic

1.5 tsp Melissa’s Woo Woo Sauce (or 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce)

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup diced yellow onion

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Squeeze of lemon juice


In a mixing bowl, mix sour cream, cream cheese, Woo Woo, and mayo.  Add in the garlic, onions, green bell peppers, and lemon juice.  Fold in the shrimp and Garlic Parmesan Flavor Dust, then Mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Pour into 2 quart baking dish and cook for 1 hour at 275 degrees if on the grill, or 30-35 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees.

Remove and serve with crackers, toasted pita, or toasted French bread rounds.