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Easy Crab Dip Recipe

Easy Crab Dip

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"This is very easy to make. I never have any left over. The family asks for it all the time."

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  • PREP

    5 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, crab meat and hot sauce. Mix well. Spread the mixture into an 8 inch glass pie pan. Cover the cream cheese mixture with cocktail sauce. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 30, 2007

I have made this several times and everyone always asks me for the recipe. I go a little easy on the horseradish and sometimes sprinkle some crab meat on top as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 26, 2007

Thank you for offering this recipe. My family sampled the dip as originally described and mixed this evening, and then offered suggestions, in the process leaving most of the dip for me to eat. The consensus is that crab meat has a subtle flavor. Cocktail sauce, hot sauce, and horseradish sauce easily overwhelm the crab. The result is a spicy, needlessly expensive, cocktail sauce-flavored, cream cheese dip. Celery could have substituted for the crab. Personally, I would never think to spread cocktail sauce over crab meat. I won't again. I plan to revisit the crab dip concept starting with crab meat and cream cheese and then add subtle flavoring. If I find a workable result, I'll post it.

Oct 04, 2005

This was a, must have, at my sisters baby shower. Everyone loved it and asked me to bring it to another gathering. No left overs, you know it is good when that happens. Only thing I added was LOTS of crab meat to the cream cheese mix and then some on top of the sauce. Definate Must Have!!

Dec 21, 2003

This recipe was a huge hit - my guests were scraping the dish for the last bites. I added a bit more horseradish and a less cocktail sauce - but I will make it according to the recipe next time. It is a recipe that can't be messed up.

Jun 10, 2014

this is good, but rich. way to much of everything except crab meat, the cocktail sauce took over.

Dec 21, 2003

I took this to a party and it vanished in a matter of moments! Everyone was raving about how good it was. It would be very fast and easy to make using the canned crab meat, but I shelled my own which took quite a while!

Jun 23, 2007

I have made this repeatly and get notthing but praise. Now Everytime something goes on I have to make the easy crab dip. Thank you for this recipe.

Jan 04, 2010

This was delicious. I doubled the crab and didn't do the onion. The plate was quickly empty. Will continue to make this for potlucks!


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 928 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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