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Prawn layer dip recipe

An impressive but easy Mexican-style prawn layer dip recipe of corn chips with prawns, cream cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand



  • 500g light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 500g green prawn meat
  • 1 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 green onions, chopped (shallots)
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Plain corn chips to serve


In a pan, melt butter and cook prawns on both sides for 2 minutes each. Drain on kitchen paper and chop.

Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Spread over a large serving dish in a round.

Scatter cooled prawns over mix and top with cocktail sauce, green onions, cheese and tomato.

Serve with plain corn chips.


  • This recipe originally contained 3-4 cans of shrimp or crab but when I costed it out, I realised I could use fresh prawns for a lot less money.
  • You can add a diced green capsicum to the vegetables scattered over the top if you want even more layers!
  • This is a great dip for parties or barbecues and the perfect thing when you have to bring a plate.
  • Make sure you have a few packets of corn chips to go with this.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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