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Shrimp Scampi Spinach Dip

Shrimp Scampi Spinach Dip

Charlotte Hancey
The classic flavors of shrimp scampi combined with cream cheese, spinach, parmesan, and gruyere make the most delicious, indulgent dip. Serve hot out of the oven with toasted baguette slices or pita chips.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup yellow or white onion, diced
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, & tail removed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups half and half
  • 16 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare a 1.5-2 quart casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, add butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, add onion and cook until translucent. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute per side. (Barely pink. They'll cook more in oven.)
  • Reduce heat to low, remove shrimp and place on a cutting board. Roughly chop into smaller pieces.
  • Add garlic to pan and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Increase heat to medium and add half and half, cream cheese, gruyere, 1/2 cup parmesan, lemon pepper seasoning, lemon juice and spinach. Stir until cheese is melted and everything is combined well. Add shrimp back to pan and stir in.
  • Pour mixture into prepared dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and golden. (Broil for a couple minutes if it isn't as brown as you like on top.)
  • Serve hot with sliced, toasted baguette or pita chips.

Notes

  1. Fontina or Monterey Jack cheese can be used in place of the gruyere.
Keyword cream cheese, dip, shrimp, spinach
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