A Low Country Boil is a fun meal for sure, but how about taking that meal and turning into a fun, unique shrimp dip! This dip is cheesy, spicy, and bound to be a crowd favorite!
The first time I vacationed in South Caroline I walked away with a sunburn, a big bag of Georgia peaches, and the recipe for Low Country Boil. I don’t remember much else from that trip, but I still consider it a success!
What Is A Low Country Boil?
Low Country Boil is also known as Frogmore Stew. The name comes from a southern National Guardsman whose job it was to feed a 100 soldiers at a time. Living close to the coast (the original town was known as Frogmore), he made use of the resources around him and cooked together, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage. Needless to say, it was a hit.
What Do I Need To Make A Low Country Boil Dip?
For this recipe, you will need the standard Low Country ingredients, sausage, shrimp, and corn along with a few other ingredients that will make this dip creamy and cheesy.
How Do I Make A Low Country Shrimp Dip?
STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
STEP TWO – In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir in garlic, sausage, and corn. Add the shrimp to the cheese mixture along with the cheeses. Stir in the Old Bay seasoning.
STEP THREE – Bake the shrimp dip for 20-25 minutes or until the dip his hot and bubbly. I like to broil my dips on low just for a minute or two so that the top gets golden.
STEP FOUR – Serve this dip with waffle fries to keep with the Low Country theme!
How Long Does This Shrimp Dip Last?
I would not advise keeping this dip longer than an hour or two before bacteria can start to form. If you find yourself with leftovers, cover the dip and refrigerate it for up to 2 days.
The dip can be reheated in the oven or the microwave.
Can I Make This Shrimp Dip Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! I often prepare my dips way before I actually need them!
If you want to save time by preparing this dish in advance, follow the recipe as written, cover the uncooked dip with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready.
Bake as directed when you are ready to serve this dip!
Can This Low Country Boil Dip Be Made In A Crockpot
Yes, it can! If you would rather use a crockpot, then add all the ingredients with the exception of the shrimp to your crockpot.
Cook the dip on low for 2 hours or until hot and melted. Stir the shrimp in closer to the time you are going to be serving this dip. The shrimp are small so they will heat quickly. Overcooked shrimp can become rubbery.
What Kind Of Shrimp Do I Use For This Low Country Dip?
I used frozen shrimp that I thawed in the fridge prior to use. I like using salad shrimp. They are precooked and already bite-sized. However, you could use fresh shrimp but you will have to boil the shrimp first.
Precooked full-size shrimp is fine, just add the chopped shrimp to the dip as directed. Leftover shrimp is perfect for this dip!
Pro Tips For Making Low Country Boil Shrimp Dip:
- Drain your salad shrimp and pat them dry to avoid adding excess moisture to your dip.
- Feel free to add in a little green onion for color and bite!
- I love how Monterey Jack melts, but you could use Mozzarella or white cheddar cheese for this dip.
- Canned or frozen corn is fine for this recipe, as is leftover grilled corn!
- Make sure you measure the Old Bay, no eyeballing – it has a really strong flavor, too much could ruin your dip (I speak from experience).
- I used smoked sausage, but any pre-cooked sausage will work. Andouille sausage would add a nice amount of spice!
- I loved the combination of waffle fries and the hot, melted dip. But chips, crackers, or veggies go really well with this dip!
- This dip can easily be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish!
Learn how to serve a Low Country Shrimp Boil to your friends!
More Cheese Dips:
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- ⅓ cup corn
- ¾ cup diced smoked sausage
- 1 cup salad shrimp
- 1 ½ cups Monterey Jack
- 2 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir in garlic, sausage, and corn.
- Add the shrimp to the cheese mixture along with the cheeses. Stir in the Old Bay seasoning.
- Bake the shrimp dip for 20-25 minutes or until the dip his hot and bubbly. I like to broil my dips on low just for a minute or two so that the top gets golden.
- Serve this dip with baked waffle fries to keep with the Low Country theme!
Amount Per Serving Calories 321Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 81mgSodium 583mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 11g