Crab dip is the perfect appetizer to serve up this holiday season, or for your game day event. This is an easy crab dip recipe that can be whipped up in minutes. Simple ingredients with incredible seafood flavor.
If you are looking for the best crab dip recipe to serve your guests, I recommend trying this recipe. My family gobbles this up almost as fast as it takes me to make it!
A cold crab dip that will knock your socks off. This recipe uses Imitation crab so that it offers an affordable take, and takes literally minutes to whip up.
Can I Swap Imitation Crab With Real Crab
Absolutely. If you prefer the flavor of real crab go ahead and swap it out. Just use cold lump crab for this recipe in replace and it should be just as tasty.
Is This A Cold Crab Dip
Yes, you make this up and serve it cold. If you make this ahead of time just store the dip in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Then aim to not leave the dip out at room temperature for more than two hours a time. If you leave it for longer you need to refrigerate in between for at least 30 minutes to prevent it getting to warm.
What To Serve With Crab Dip
- French Bread
- Fresh veggies like cucumbers, carrots or celery sticks
This is such a versatile dip, so feel free to pair with whatever you have on hand. I am a huge fan of making it easy, and that is exactly what you get with this homemade crab dip.
How To Store Leftover Crab Dip
You will want to place any leftover dip in the refrigerator. Then store for up to three days. You might want to stir it before you serve. If you find it is getting a bit thick, then add a bit more mayonnaise and stir a bit more. This will help re-incorporate it.
- 2 8 oz Packages Imitation Crab
- 1 cup Mayo
- 3 tsp Ms. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend (More or less to taste)
- 2 tbsp Green onions, diced, for garnish
- On a cutting board, shred or cut the imitation crab and place into a separate bowl. Add mayo and seasoning.
- Mix well. Spoon dip into bowl lined with lettuce or a bread bowl, sprinkle green onions on top for garnish, and arrange crackers around the bowl.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 696mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Can I Use Frozen Crab Meat For This Cold Crab Dip
You sure can. Just allow the crab to thaw and then use a fork to flake it up a bit. Then mix accordingly. This will taste just as good and be a way to utilize real crab meat.
Variation To Cold Crab Dip
- Dice up jalapeno for added heat
- Add a splash of hot sauce to mix in for added heat
- Use smoked paprika instead of spice seasoning if you don’t want a heat factor
- Serve on lettuce leaves for a taco effect
As you can see you can do so much with this crab dip. I love it how it is but feel free to swap ingredients or add to it to adjust the flavors to fit your needs.
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