Fantastic Crab Dip Recipe -
Fantastic Crab Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 19 mins

Fantastic Crab Dip

Recipe by  

"This recipe can be served hot or cold with a variety of different crackers or bread. It can be placed in a loaf of hollowed out sourdough bread; the bread can be used for dipping. Don't heat dip when in the bread; bread will become soggy. Heat the dip, and then fill bread."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    4 mins

    19 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese until soft and smooth. Blend in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Mix in garlic, onions, and crab meat. Store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. To serve warm, heat in microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 19, 2008

I have been making this for years, from a recipe a friend gave me. The ONLY change, is we add 3 tbs mayo to add a little creaminess. We eat this on lsices of toasted baquette. I takes slices of baquette, spritz w/EVOO and toast under broiler and when I have time rub garlic cloves over the hot toasted slices. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2010

This was pretty good - could have been a 4 or 5 star if I had the green onions. I subbed a shallot and the flavor was pretty strong. I also added some tobasco but not enough to really make the dip spicy. I may try again but will definitely use the green onion.

Aug 05, 2008

This crab dip went over very well. It was gone in no time! I did change it a little bit. I doubled the amount of crab meat. I used 2 cans for a total of 12 ounces. Absolutely NO imitation crab meat ever! I doubled the amount of green onions and to add a little flavor and creaminess I added a 2-3 tablespoons of Miracle Whip. Also a couple of dashes of Red Hot didn't hurt. I will definitely make this again.

Aug 16, 2003

Big hit at our Superbowl party-our vegetarian friends loved it!

Feb 01, 2011

Served this both hot and cold. It was a hit either way, although I perfered to eat this at room temp.

Nov 15, 2004

Very good dip. I added grated sharp cheddar cheese and used real crab, then baked it in the oven for 15 minutes. Next time I will use less garlic. Thanks

Dec 26, 2003

This was a hit at my house. But I couldn't resist adding a few drops of hot sauce for more pizzazz.

Jul 14, 2008

Per other reviews I used a chive and onion cream cheese and let the finished product sit in the fridge overnight. I think it would be a little lacking in flavor without the chive and onion cream cheese. Very easy, very tasy, took to a potluck and left with a clean bowl. Will hang onto this recipe.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 431 mg
  • 17%

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

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Crab Dip

See how to make a hot and creamy crab dip served in a bread bowl.

How to Make Crab and Artichoke Dip

See how to make a creamy crab dip baked in a bread bowl.

Hot Crab Dip

See how to make a rich and creamy hot crab dip.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States