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A plate filled with shrimp cocktail appetizer bites with cocktail sauce and parsley.
Festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
These festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Bites take only minutes to make, but they look like you slaved for hours. Plus they cheap and cheerful which makes them perfect for this, or any, holiday gathering.
Course: Appetizer, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp cocktail, shrimp cocktail appetizer bites
Servings: 15
Calories: 43 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 1 box phyllo cups 15 per box
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 4-5 large pre-cooked shrimp peeled, tails off, deveined, and chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
For the homemade cocktail sauce;
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish or according to your taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, black pepper, Old Bay, and lemon zest.
  2. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into a corner of a sandwich size zip top bag.
  3. Use scissors to snip off a small corner of the plastic bag.
  4. Pipe approximately ½ tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture into each phyllo cup.
  5. To make the cocktail sauce;
  6. Stir together all the cocktail sauce ingredient in a small bowl.
  7. Top each cream cheese stuffed phyllo cup with a dollop of cocktail sauce and some of the cooked and chopped shrimp.
  8. Sprinkle the chopped, fresh parsley over top and serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

1 medium bowl, 1 small bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups, chef's knife, and cutting board, microplane grater, whisk or spoons, sandwich size zip-top bag, scissors

Nutrition Facts
Festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.