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
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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
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 190 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g 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. 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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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."

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

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

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