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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

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 YIELD:20 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 112 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"This dip was pretty good. I used the ingredients exactly as directed. I think if I were to make this again I would take some of the other reviewers suggestion to add some tiny shrimp. Also, I might add a couple dashes of hot sauce or use hot salsa instead of mild. Everyone enjoyed this dip, but my guest said they like my crab artichoke dip better. I like that the dip came together really quick and easy. I baked it at 350 in a deep dish 9x9 foil pan instead of a crockpot which worked really well and it was heated in 30 minutes."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"I made this and put one can of shrimp in it. I loved it. My husband loved it. Would love to make it again and take it to an outing. Good stuff !!!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"I've made this recipe four times now and it is always a big hit!! Even tastes great the next day cold or reheated…so easy, it's my go to recipe when I need something easy to throw together!! Love it!!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014 Edited Feb. 5, 2017

"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."

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."

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 next


Anne Shore
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!"

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."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I loved this recipe. I added a can of tiny shrimp and it was fabulous!"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"A friend and myself tried several different crap dip receipes, we found this dip and have never deter from it. Excellent, and requested alot by friends and famly."

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