Shrimp Cheese Ball

A great party treat.

Original recipe makes 12 servings


1 cup butter
1/2 cup minced garlic
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and cut into pieces
1 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    3 hrs


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese, liquid smoke, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Stir in the shrimp and 1/2 cup of pecans, mixing until evenly distributed. Roll the mixture into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until slightly firm, about 30 minutes. Mix the parsley with the remaining 1/2 cup of pecans in a bowl. Roll the cheese ball in the parsley mixture until the ball is covered. Cover and refrigerate the cheese ball until completely firm, about 2 hours.


Calories: 358 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
Cholesterol: 129 mg
Fat: 33 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 11.6 g
Sodium: 371 mg