Slow Cooker Hot Crab Dip Recipe
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Slow Cooker Hot Crab Dip Recipe

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One batch of this slow-cooker appetizer isn't enough for my family so I often double the recipe. Bits of sweet onion give the creamy dip a bit of crunch.—Terri Perrier, Simonton, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers): 190 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients; stir in crab. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. If desired, sprinkle with green onions. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Hot Crab Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p99

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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nrdetwiler User ID: 4312289 240764
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"I added some extra garlic and it was really yummy. I served it with crusty bread, was much better with bread than crackers."

LizzyElliot User ID: 8675094 240181
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Not a fan and neither was anyone else. I followed recipe, and it was NOT good. I would even go as far to say gross. Would not recommend."

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 237569
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This tasty dip is so easy to make and tastes amazing! I halved the recipe and baked it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Adding a few chopped green onions lends a little splash of color to this great appetizer!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 186368
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"Halved the recipe and made it on the stove. I needed to add a couple splashes of Worcestershire sauce to bring out any flavor. I still think the one in Joy of Cooking is better."

gthang User ID: 7052930 183211
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Great recipe. I suggest adding at least two cans of crab or even more."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 182839
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Heavenly! i doubled the crabmeat in this recipe."

suzzik User ID: 2182143 184430
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"A big hit at Christmas!!"

L2CBE User ID: 4091428 184428
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"I made the Hot Crab Dip for a Scrapbooking Event & I doubled the recipe and left some at home for my Dad & Husband. Everyone Loved It!! It was Delicious!! Super easy to Make. I look forward to making it again!! =)"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 171340
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"We had friends over for appetizers last night and I tried this recipe out on them. They loved it. It was easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand. Guests thought I had worked hard on this. I had to 'fess up and tell them how easy it was. I did use Vadalia onion and onion taste was not overpowering. Regular onion might change the flavor slightly."

Glenda B User ID: 4673846 144930
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"This one is a keeper! easy, quick, and great for unexpected entertaining."

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