Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cream Cheese and Cocktail Sauce Spread - Old School Appetizer

Today's recipe share is more sentimental than anything.  It's old school and so good.  A big ol' block of cream cheese covered with spicy cocktail sauce.

Show of many of you grew up with this and love it?  

This appetizer takes about two minutes to throw together. It isn't fancy and won't be winning a beauty contest or any fancy prizes, but dang it's good and a winner in my book.   

Now if you want to get all fancy, you can spread the cream cheese in a bowl or on a plate and add some tiny shrimp or crab meat.  Me, I like to keep it simple - just cream cheese and cocktail sauce.  

I've been eating this since I can remember (born in the 70's) and plan to continue the tradition for decades to come.  

Old School Cream Cheese and Cocktail Sauce Spread

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 jar of cocktail sauce - 12 ounces (you can make your own - see link below)
Place cream cheese on a plate and pour cocktail sauce on top.  Serve chilled with your favorite crackers.  Enjoy!  

Add shrimp (the small ones in a can - drain) or add crab meat (also in can - drain).  Place cream cheese on plate or in a bowl, spread it out.  Top with shrimp or crab, then pour cocktail sauce on top. Fresh squeezed lemon is great. Enjoy!

Make Your Own Cocktail Sauce 
A Family Feast makes their cocktail sauce the same way I do, head here for the simple recipe: HOMEMADE COCKTAIL SAUCE by A FAMILY FEAST.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Martha @ A Family Feast said...

Thanks so much for linking to our Cocktail Sauce recipe Mary! Can't wait to try this recipe!

Sandy said...

Try this the Sweet Thai chili sauce, yum

Leasa said...

Instead of cocktail sauce, try Tabasco brand pepper jelly. It's fabulous!