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Very Easy Crab Dip Recipe
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Very Easy Crab Dip

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"Everyone will enjoy this quick dip. Rich, flavorful imitation crab is delicious when combined with cocktail sauce and cream cheese. Dip your favorite crackers or bread, and enjoy!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    3 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and cocktail sauce. Cut the imitation crabmeat into small pieces and combine it with the mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2005

This is very delicious. You can make it as described or you can just spread the cream cheese on a serving plate, top with crab (real or surimi imitation) and pour the cocktail sauce over and use sturdy crackers to scoop it up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 02, 2008

Forget this recipe and choose one using REAL crab meat! (I tried three others) They were all better than this one using imitation! I was humiliated that I served it before trying it first.


34 Ratings

Jan 19, 2004

I LOVE THIS!!! I made it for a party, my guests could not get enough & asked for the recipe - and at the next party, the hostess made it. It is so simple & yummy - sometimes I grate a little onion for an added kick.

Dec 10, 2003

This dip does not stay long on the table. I have also used a variation of it, mix the crab meat ( I use real meat from the can) with the cream cheese, add about a tablespoon of mayo and put in a serving dish, spread the seafood sauce on top. Very Very tasty!

Aug 24, 2003

I've been making using this recipe for several years and its always been a HUGE hit!!! Served with Ritz crackers you cant go wrong!

Oct 06, 2006

This came out pretty good. I agree with the previous Ritz cracker comment. I bought a craker called Sociables, and it doesn't have that buttery taste like Ritz that would go so well with this recipe. I am going to buy some Ritz tomorrow! And I think I will dice up some green onions on top to add a little more zip.

Jul 03, 2007

As a child, this was one of my favorites. I have found a couple of ways to dress it up a tad. I used Philadelphia Light Garden Veggie cream cheese to add a bit more flavor. I threw in a tablespoon of mayo, a couple dashes of hot sauce and some Parmesan cheese (basically, whatever I had laying around) and served the cocktail sauce extremely lightly on the dip and put some more on the side. It was a hit.

Feb 03, 2005

This is a great dip! Fast & easy. I make it at least a dozen times a year for various parties. Everyone always compliments it and asks for the recipe. YUM!


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  • Calories
  • 47 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

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

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