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Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl

 Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl
I whipped up this recipe for a get-together when my husband had no interest in the spinach dip I had prepared. Ranch salad dressing mix is the fantastic flavoring.—Sharon Monroe, Littleton, Colorado
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) loaf sourdough bread
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 2 cups imitation crabmeat
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • Assorted fresh vegetables


  • Cut top fourth off of the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom,
  • leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, crab, water chestnuts and
  • salad dressing mix.
  • Fill bread shell with crab dip. Serve with vegetables and reserved
  • bread cubes. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup dip (calculated without bread and vegetables) equals 147 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 357 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.