This quick-fix Shrimp Scampi Dip is everything you love in Shrimp Scampi, but mixed up in a hot, cheesy dip. Perfect for holiday dinners, parties, and get-togethers.
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One of my kids is absolutely crazy for Shrimp Scampi. Well, she loves shrimp prepared almost any way, but especially Shrimp Scampi. If we go out to dinner and she sees it on the menu, it’s a good chance that she’ll order it. I’ve also made it at home here or there. Sometimes I made it completely from scratch, and most recently I made it with Campbell’s Skillet Sauces in the Scampi with White Wine and Garlic for a quick weeknight dinner. Both are enjoyed, including the leftovers, if there is any.
While considering a new dip to go along with our upcoming holiday dinner, I went through my pantry to see what I had on hand that might work well. I had some of the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces in the Scampi variety leftover from the last time I had made Shrimp Scampi, because I had bought more pouches than I needed (a good sale + a good coupon = stocking up).
I eyed that Scampi Sauce. I picked it up. I put it back. I picked it up again. Of course, the photo on the front of the package shows a traditional serving suggestion, but would it work well for a dip? In my typical think-outside-the-box way, I totally skipped the instructions on the package and I did some experimenting. I am happy to say that not only did it work amazingly well for a dip, but it was SO easy.
The entire dip is made in one bowl, and then baked in your favorite ovenware or better yet, bake it in a cast iron skillet. I use a hand mixer for mixing too, which gets you in and out of the kitchen fast.
To start, you’ll beat 2 packages of softened cream cheese with a hand mixer. Then, pour one package of Campbell’s Skillet Sauces into the cream cheese and blend it in. The Scampi Campbell’s Skillet Sauces has ingredients such as olive oil, butter, white wine, garlic, and lemon juice, all in one package, which means there is no measuring or multiple steps. Just pour it in and mix it up.
The Shrimp Scampi Dip mixture is spooned into a greased 2 qt baking dish or a large cast iron skillet. This does make quite a bit of dip — about 2 1/2 lbs worth — so it’s plenty for a party. Top with panko breadcrumbs to finish it off.
Bake in the oven until hot and bubbly and lightly browned, remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before serving. Serve with your favorite crackers for dipping or, in the case of my husband, for scooping.
This dip is full of great scampi flavors and is great for any get-together or party, including Christmas, New Years Eve, or game days. Plus, you can’t beat how easy it is. It’s one of those dips that you can make at the last minute and since the holidays have been super crazy, I’m sure you’ll agree that last minute fixes are a lifesaver.
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