Today’s recipe share is more sentimental than anything. It’s old school and so good.
OLD SCHOOL FAVORITE APPETIZER
WHO GREW UP WITH THIS OLD SCHOOL APPETIZER? A big block of cream cheese covered with spicy cocktail sauce, often topped with shrimp or crab. Growing up, we had this every single New Year’s Eve and at most parties. It’s still a family favorite today!
Show of hands…how 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. 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)
Sharing this recipe at Weekend Potluck.