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A mid century setting with crab dip on a flame red tricorne plate.

Cream Cheese Crab Dip

  • Author: Nancy Blackstone
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: appetizers
  • Cuisine: american


This recipe is quick to whip up and not overly filling before dinner. The red sauce with a green parsley garnish makes it perfect to serve during the holidays



8 oz tub cream cheese

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon minced onion

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 cup chili sauce

1 - 4.25 oz can crab meat, drained

Parsley for garnish

Crackers for serving


1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, minced onion and lemon juice with an electric mixer until smooth. 

2. Using a flat spatula, spread the cream cheese mixture on a platter, then cover it with chili sauce.

3. Sprinkle crab meat over the top and garnish with parsley. Serve with crackers


You can use substitute a can of small shrimp for the crab meat if you prefer 

Keywords: appetizer, crab, seafood, dip, holiday, Christmas