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Kennedy's Famous Shrimp Dip

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Servings 4 cups


  • 1 envelope clear gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese brick
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cans cocktail shrimp, drained and chopped a bit
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped (use red or green or 1/2 of each)
  • 2 Tbsp horseradish
  • 5 drops Tabasco sauce, or as much as you like


  • In a small dish stir gelatin into water and set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together tomato soup and cream cheese until melted and well blended.
  • Stir gelatin and mayonnaise into soup mixture until blended. Add shrimp, onion, celery, bell pepper, horseradish and Tabasco. Mix well.
  • Pour into any of the following: 1- well oiled 4-cup mould, 2 - 2 cup bowls or 4-1 cup bowls. Place in refrigerator for at least 5 hours to set.
  • If using mould, when ready to serve, simply turn out onto a platter.