Here’s an old-fashioned appetizer: A Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités Board with fresh veggies, shrimp, cream cheese, and cocktail sauce.

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The people in our lives are what make the holidays so tender and sweet! Right? And I love a good old-fashioned recipe that reminds me of my childhood.

Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités

Like crudités .. my mama and her sisters made were always a favorite.

Perfect for the holidays and a cozy time with family this week!

Shrimp Cocktail (shrimp, cream cheese, cocktail sauce)

I also think of cream cheese, shrimp, and cocktail sauce for an old-fashioned appetizer, which inspired me to make these Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités.

Easy Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités Board

Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer

Today I’m putting it on THE BIG BOARD for you to see how easy it is. You can watch a fast-forward video, here.

delicious Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités

Ingredients shrimp cocktail crudités:

  • Cream cheese=
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Shrimp meat
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Crackers (assortment from Trader Joe’s)
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Black olives
  • Red pepper (cut top off to make a small bowl)
  • Green pepper (cut top off to make a small bowl)=
  • Ranch dip

Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités ingredients

As I always say, size it to the number you are feeding.

How to make bell pepper bowls

You’re short on small bowls for the Ranch dressing? No problem! 

Ranch dressing in a halved red pepper

Here’s how to make the bell pepper bowls:

  1. Buy the peppers in the store that have a flat bottom.
  2. Slice the green and red pepper in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Fill both with Ranch dressing and serve.

Shrimp Cocktail Crudités

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veggies and olives on a Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités

Hoping those of you buried under a blanket of snow (we have a little bit, but we’re getting more) have what you need and can manage to stay cozy this week!


Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités with a black sign

More shrimp cocktail recipes:

Epic Shrimp Cocktail Charcuterie Board

Mini Shrimp Cocktails in this Epic Clam Chowder Board

Make your own Easy Cocktail Sauce Recipe

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Holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités

20-inch board
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 9 oz sweet red peppers, we buy Delallo brand
  • 1/2 pound shrimp meat, rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz cocktail sauce
  • 6 oz crackers, assortment from Trader Joe’s
  • 14 oz carrot and celery sticks
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 6 oz black olives
  • 1 red pepper, cut top off to make a small bowl
  • 1 green pepper, cut top off to make a small bowl
  • 1/2 cup ranch dip


  • On a medium plate, lay down a block of cream cheese. Pour the cocktail sauce over the cream cheese. Pour the rinsed and drained shrimp meat on top. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary. Place in the middle of a board.
  • Around the plate, fan out the crackers. Around the crackers, lay down the rosemary (so it looks like a wreath).
  • On one side lay down mixed sliced veggies, and arrange the same ones across from it.
  • Slice the green and red pepper in half and scoop out seeds. Fill both with Ranch dressing and place on opposite sides on the board.
  • Fill in open areas with black olives and red peppers and serve! The perfect Shrimp Cocktail Crudités!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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a holiday Shrimp Cocktail Crudités round board