Party Crab Dip Recipe
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Party Crab Dip Recipe

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Nothing shaves time from party preparations like a no-fuss appetizer. Kimberly McGuire's rich and flavorful seafood spread is the perfect example. The Dunlap, Illinois reader suggests serving it with crackers or toasted bread rounds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Seafood seasoning or paprika, optional
  • Crackers and/or raw vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 71 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the cornstarch and the wine or broth until smooth. Add cream cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45-75 seconds longer or until smooth and slightly thickened.
  2. Stir in the crab, cream, parsley and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds; stir. Add cheddar cheese; heat 45-60 seconds longer. Stir until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with seafood seasoning if desired. Serve with crackers and vegetables. Yield: about 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Party Crab Dip in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p19

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 33887
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2008

"I needed something in a hurry for an impromptu party, and came on line to Taste of Home Recipe search - decided to try this - what a success! Very tasty!!! Came home with an empty bowl and many requests for it. It will go into my "favorites" that's for sure!"

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