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CRAB DIP RECIPE HOT OR COLD

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I love this creamy crab dip recipe because it’s so easy to make and can be served hot or cold! You know we love options and we have them for you. Also, you can use phyllo dough cups and make these beautiful little appetizers for your next night in. Hot or cold, this crab dip will be your new favorite appetizer.

How To Make Crab Dip

Ingredients For Crab Dip

To make this crab dip, drain the lump crab. Then, chop 1/4 of a bell pepper into small pieces so that you have 1/4 cup of finely chopped bell pepper.

Finely chopped bell pepper

Next, zest a little bit of the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice.

Fresh lemon juice

Thoroughly combine the wedges of laughing cow cheese and 0-fat plain greek yogurt in a bowl. Then, add the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, cracked pepper, salt, fresh chives, fresh parsley, old bay seasoning, and stone-ground mustard to the bowl. Thoroughly combine the ingredients. After that, add the lump crab meat and finely chopped red bell pepper to the bowl and mix all of the ingredients.

crab dip

Enjoy this crab dip warm or cold!

crab dip recipe

Is Crab Dip Hot Or Cold?

This crab dip can be served hot or cold. We love enjoying it both ways! It is the perfect appetizer or snack either way.

What To Eat With Hot Crab Dip

To enjoy this crab dip hot, you can warm it up in the oven at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. Also, we love toasting some fresh bread and adding some of the crab dip on top. To do this, cut some fresh bread into slices and toast them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Another delicious option is to add some crab dip to phyllo dough cups. Bake them at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes and enjoy! All of these are great ways to enjoy this hot crab dip.

How To Serve Cold Crab Dip

This crab dip is amazing cold, as well! Just combine all of the ingredients for this dip and then enjoy it with some crackers, sliced bread, or fresh vegetables. This crab dip is so versatile and perfect for any occasion.

Crab Dip Without Cream Cheese

This crab dip recipe does not call for any cream cheese. Instead, we used 4 wedges of laughing cow cheese. It gives it a perfect creamy texture while being low in calories! However, if you don’t have laughing cow cheese you can substitute it for 4 tablespoons of light or fat-free cream cheese. We love giving you options on how to make this crab dip recipe just right for you!

What Kind Of Crab Meat Is Best For Crab Dip?

For this crab dip recipe, we used lump crab meat. Fresh crab meat, canned crab meat, and really any crab meat will work perfectly in this recipe. Just make sure that the crab meat is cooked and use 6 ounces of it. Or, if you would like more crab dip feel free to double the recipe.

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CRAB DIP RECIPE HOT OR COLD

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by Shawna Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

76

kcal

I love this creamy crab dip recipe because it’s so easy to make and can be served hot or cold! Either way, this crab dip will be your new favorite appetizer.

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Ingredients

  • 1 can, 6 ounces of lump crab meat

  • 1/4 CUP finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2 TSP lemon juice

  • a few zests of lemon

  • 4 wedges of laughing cow cheese

  • 1/4 CUP 0 fat plain greek yogurt

  • 1/4 TSP garlic powder

  • 1/2 TSP Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 TSP cracked pepper

  • 1/8 TSP salt

  • 1/2 TBSP fresh chives or 1/2 TSP dried chives

  • 1 TBSP fresh parsley or 1 TSP dried parsley

  • 1/4 TSP old bay seasoning

  • 1/4 TSP stone-ground mustard

  • Optional: a dash of hot sauce

Directions

  • Drain the lump crab meat to remove any shells and excess liquid. We used a spoon to press down the crab meat in a strainer.
  • Wash and dry the red bell pepper. You will need ¼ cup of finely chopped red bell pepper, which is about ¼ of a large bell pepper. Finely chop it into small pieces. Make sure the bell pepper is very finely chopped so that it disperses evenly in the dip.
  • Wash and dry the lemon. Zest a little bit of the lemon and squeeze the lemon juice. We used a few zests of lemon in this recipe and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Thoroughly combine the wedges of laughing cow cheese and 0-fat plain greek yogurt in a bowl. Option: You can substitute laughing cow cheese for 4 tablespoons of fat-free or light cream cheese.
  • Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, cracked pepper, salt, fresh chives, fresh parsley, old bay seasoning, and stone-ground mustard to the bowl. Thoroughly mix the ingredients.
  • Add the lump crab meat and finely chopped bell pepper to the bowl and thoroughly combine all of the ingredients.
  • To eat this crab dip cold, you can enjoy it with some crackers or bread.
  • To eat this crab dip hot, we love toasting some fresh bread and adding some of the crab dip on top. To do this, cut some fresh bread into slices and toast them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Also, we love adding a scoop of crab dip to phyllo dough cups and baking them at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. These are the perfect mini appetizers! If you just want to warm up the dip, place it in the oven at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes. 

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Notes

  • This recipe makes 4 servings and the WW points are per serving. Also, this recipe makes about 1 cup of crab dip.
  • WW Points™: 1 point
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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories76
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5g 8%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 29mg 10%
  • Sodium 502mg 21%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 0%
    • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 9.5g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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