Hot Crab Dip Recipe
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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

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I have six children and one grandchild, work full-time, and coach soccer and football. So I appreciate recipes like this one that are easy to assemble. The rich, creamy dip is a fun appetizer for holiday gatherings. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

One 1/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free milk and reduced-fat cream cheese; calculated without crackers) equals 80 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine milk and salsa. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in cream cheese, crab, onions and chilies. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 5 cups.
Originally published as Hot Crab Dip in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p35

Nutritional Facts

One 1/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free milk and reduced-fat cream cheese; calculated without crackers) equals 80 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"I made this for a Thanksgiving Day appetizer for the first time several years ago, and what a hit! Everyone loved it so much that it became a regular addition to Thanksgiving at my house. I think that if I decided not to make it, nobody would show! Would love it if there were leftovers, bit there never are."

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"Pretty good, though was a little to sweet tasting. Needs a little ump. Maybe a bit of hot sauce. Will make again, though, with a bit of a touch up."

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"I have not made this yet but was wondering if can be made the day ahead, refrigerated, then reheated (how?) at host's home nextday?"

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Loved it! The little bit of "heat" from the salsa and green chilies makes it so good!After reading the other reviews, I cut back to 2 pkg. of cream cheese & added 2 cans of tiny shrimp. I used reduced fat cream cheese and it tasted delicious.I liked it just as well, if not better, served cold the next day with some chopped celery to give it some crunch!"

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Made it for the Super Bowl. It was extremely easy to make and very delicious, everyone at the party raved about it."

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