Shrimp Cream Cheese Appetizer with Saffron Aioli in Phyllo Cups

I love to make easy food that not only tastes fabulous, but looks like a superstar. My Shrimp Cream Cheese appetizer is exactly that, finished off with a Saffron Aioli and served in phyllo cups.


This recipe is a superstar, but so easy to make and so good. My shrimp cream cheese mixture is wonderful in phyllo cups, but needs the fancy Saffron Aioli to make it truly memorable. The result is a dazzling, show stopping, appetizer that will thrill your guests!

I’ve included links to my favorite ingredients when possible, but feel free to use any brand you love. I also recommend this KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer for a great cooking experience.


Shrimp Cream Cheese Appetizer


Shrimp Cream Cheese Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined with tail removed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 2 packages frozen phyllo shells, thawed
  • Baby shrimp for garnish

Saffron Aioli Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


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  1. Using a food processor, combine cream cheese, butter, garlic, and chives. Pulse until well combined. Add shrimp and pulse until coarsely chopped.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all Saffron Aioli ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spoon your shrimp cream cheese mixture into phyllo shells. Drizzle with Saffron Aioli and garnish with baby shrimp.


Enjoy your Shrimp Cream Cheese appetizer!




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