Thursday, January 8, 2015

RECIPE: Shrimp Cocktail Cheese Ball

This tangy, spicy cream cheese based cheese ball is simple to prepare, and can be made a day ahead. 

I made this cheese ball as a dish to pass for our 4H Holiday Party tonight, which has been cancelled due to arctic wind chills and impending snow storm. While we're pretty bummed our first meeting was cancelled, we get to enjoy this tasty snack ourselves by the fire tonight!


2 8 oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
1/2 c. Cocktail Sauce, divided
2 Tbsp. Franks Red Hot
1/3 c. Shrimp, minced
2 green onion, minced

Blend cream cheese, mayo, 1/4 c cocktail sauce and Red Hot. thoroughly. Add shrimp and onions, mix thoroughly. Form mixture into a ball or desired shape and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Pour remaining 1/4 c. cocktail sauce over cheese ball before serving. Garnish with lettuce leaves and a whole shrimp if desired. Serve with your favorite crackers.