cheesy seafood dip

Cheesy Seafood Dip

So we ended up going out on New Years after all. We decided that friends and board games were worth the hour of driving and the lack of sleep. And we were right, we had an awesome time counting down to midnight and playing Telestrations and Smart Ass. The games had us dying of laughter and we ended up staying up way past our bedtimes. The next morning was a tough one. 🙂

cheesy seafood dip

I made this Cheesy Seafood Dip to bring over for NYE, since I didn’t want to bring the Shrimp Rangoon Mini Bell Peppers appetizer which would have required an oven to heat up. The Cheesy Seafood Dip was super easy to make and was easily re-heatable in the microwave when we got there and all throughout the night. This is the perfect appetizer to bring over to people’s houses for those reasons.

cheesy seafood dip

We served the cheesy dip of goodness with baby carrots, celery, pretzel crisps, and best of all, Tostito’s Scoops so we could scoop up all the cheesy goodness. I usually try to avoid processed foods in my day-to-day snacking, but I do believe that parties require the proper snack foods, so you might as well go all out and get all the delicious yet unhealthy things, such as a pound of Velveeta. One night won’t kill you, live a little! 🙂

cheesy seafood dip


Cheesy Seafood Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 medium bowls of cheesy dip


  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese (or any other meltable processed cheese), sliced into 2 inch -thick 'slices'
  • 1 6-oz can tiny shrimp, thoroughly drained
  • 1 6-oz can crab meat, thoroughly drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 bell pepper (I used red), seeds removed and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (about 4 scallions)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the drained shrimp and crab meat with the chili powder. Add the 'sliced' Velveeta, chopped bell pepper and scallions, and microwave for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until the mixture has melted. Microwave time can vary depending on the strength of your microwave.
  2. Stir in the sour cream. Top with chopped scallion for garnish.

{Recipe inspiration: Kraft Recipes}

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