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Spinach & Crab Dip

We love this recipe! I've lightened it considerably without losing flavor, and no one can tell the difference. Give the dip a try on baked potatoes, too! —Sandie Heindel, Liberty, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip Light
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
  • Assorted crackers or baked tortilla chip scoops


  • In a large saucepan over low heat, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in crab; heat through.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl; serve with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 89 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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    Nov 23, 2014

    This was easy to prepare and it sounded like it would be good but a took it to gathering and it did not go over well. Some thought it too spicy, I suggest cutting back on the pepper flakes. You could hardly taste the crab with all the other flavors.

  • ILD
    Mar 11, 2013

    This will be my 1st time making this dip

  • tonipnc
    Apr 9, 2012

    This was amazing! It has a little too much kick to it for me so next time I'll reduce the amount of red pepper flakes but everyone else loved it. I doubled the receipe and it fit perfectly in a bread bowl!

  • tonipnc
    Apr 9, 2012

    This was great...everyone loved had a little too much kick for me so next time I'll reduce the red pepper flakes but everyone else said it was perfect. I doubled the receipe and it fit perfectly in a hawaiin bread bowl...

  • youknowwho8
    Dec 31, 2010

    It Was AMAZING my family loved it we will defenitally be making this again

  • jwarsinskey
    Dec 19, 2010

    WOW! Wow! WOW! This recipe is awesome. It tastes decadent and wonderful. I made one substitution... I don't like miriacle whip, so I substituted light mayo. I was also nervous about the red pepper flakes because I don't like spicy dishes. However, they gave the dip the perfect background flavor. And to top it all off, it is soooo easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in a saucepan and warm them up. I will definitely make this again!

  • salsberg
    Dec 5, 2010

    I made this for friends and no one liked it with the miracle whip. Next time I will try light mayo instead.

  • denajstickley
    Oct 30, 2010

    Really good! Even though it is lightened up, you will not notice. It was the first thing to go at our party.

  • cwanless
    Jan 10, 2010

    I was nervious at first with making this particular recipe because I had to substitute a couple things. We didn't have yogurt so instead we used 1 cup sour cream. We also didn't have the frozen spinach, but we have baby spinach that I just chopped up. My husband and I both love this recipe and will have it at many family get togethers!

  • dwill4
    Jun 2, 2009

    The 1/2 cup reduced fat salad dressing.....can you use 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnasie?