Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Cold Crab Appetizer Served in a Bowl


A cold crab dip recipe is always a favorite amongst guests. Here are three of our favorites that are easy to prepare as well as unique serving suggestions beyond crackers.


These cold crab dip recipes are easy to make and will be a favorite amongst your guests. There are many different variations and types out there, which is why we included a few for you to choose from.


Cold Horseradish Crab Dip

You will need:

1 package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 green onion, minced
1 can of flaked crab meat
Salt and pepper to taste


Beat cream cheese, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and lemon juice together until blended and creamy. Add in crab meat and green onion, season with salt and pepper to taste.


Super Easy Cold Cocktail Sauce Crab Dip

You Will Need:

1 package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup cocktail sauce
1 can flaked crab meat


Beat crab meat, cream cheese, and cocktail sauce together until ingredients are blended and smooth.


Artichoke Crab Dip

You Will Need:

1 package cream cheese
1 can artichoke hearts
1 can flaked crab meat
2 tablespoons horseradish or Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste


Beat cream cheese with horseradish, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Combine with artichokes and crab meat until smooth. (You may want to put in a food processor if you are having trouble getting it nice and creamy with a mixer or fork).


Serving Ideas and Suggestions:

Crab dip is delicious and part of the fun is the different potential combinations possible in ways of serving it! Here are some ideas for things to serve for dipping it with or using it for other appetizer recipes:

Tortilla Chips:

Tortilla Chips are great with crab dip. You can use white tortilla chips, blue tortilla chips, multi-grain chips, or corn tortilla chips.

Tortilla Wraps:

Spread crab dip on a small tortilla and wrap. You can optionally add other things to the wrap such as lettuce, tomato, bacon crumbles, or other favorites. Slice into wedges and serve.


The crab dip recipes above are fantastic when paired with grape tomatoes, carrots, celery, red and green pepper slices, and other vegetable favorites. They also make for a nice garnish to the plate.

Buttery Crackers:

There are many different crackers available that can go fantastic with any of the above dips. Our personal favorite are buttery snack crackers paired with recipe #2 above – can’t get enough of it, even if it is so simple! Sesame and onion crackers also work well with these types of spreads.

Do you have a favorite cold crab dip recipe to share? Would you like to leave a review or suggestion for any of the ones we’ve included here? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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