Crab Dip Recipe

I’m pretty sure dips are not their own food group but if anyone else out there is down to make it happen, you contact me.

One of my favorite dips of all time is this crab dip. For as long as I can remember my dad always made this every Thanksgiving and every Christmas as part of our pre-turkey smorgasbord.

The turkey and ham and are always good, but the appetizers have always had my heart when it came to our holiday meals. I would always over indulge on way too much cheese, smoked salmon and this here dip. This crab dip is pretty amaze balls and I hope y’all will agree!

This crab dip is super easy to make and it’ll be a perfect addition to your upcoming Super Bowl festivities.

Recipe Ingredients 

  • 2 cans of crab
  • 2 packs (8 oz each) of reduced fat or fat free cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons of horseradish (more or less to taste)
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 cup of slivered almonds


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Chop shallots.
  3. Soften cream cheese in microwave if needed for about 40 seconds. Mix together the cream cheese, 2 cans of crab (make sure you drain it), horseradish and shallots.
  4. Before putting the dip in the oven taste test to see if the dip needs anymore horseradish. The horseradish will give it a little extra kick, but you want to be sure to not add too much.
  5. Top with slivered almonds.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. You can serve this dip with a french baguette, crackers or tortilla chips. Enjoy!

That’s all for today folks! Let me know what y’alls favorite go-to dip recipes are in the comments!

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  • Reply
    January 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Sounds perfect…or as you say amazeballs. Lol! My husband would love it, too. I pinned it.

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      January 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Lol, thank you!

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    January 24, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I definitely think dips should be in their own food group! This sounds really tasty. Don’t know if I would have thought to put almonds with crab. Beautifully Candid

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      January 24, 2017 at 10:46 am

      lol I’m glad someone agrees with me! You’re right, when I think crab I don’t think almonds but it actually gives the Dip a nice crunch! Thanks for stopping by!

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    chelsea jacobs
    January 25, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Um EXCUSE YOU dips are most definitely a food group. And this looks delicious!!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      January 25, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Haha My Bad! Thank you!!

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    Patty Gordon
    January 27, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This recipe looks amazing. I’m not sure about the almonds though. I’ve never seen crab dip with almonds before. I guess if I’m feeling adventurous I could keep them and if not I can always leave them off.

    Thanks for posting this at #trafficjamweekend for me to find!

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      Maggie Lois
      January 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks! The almonds are actually really good with it, I never thought it was strange but this was the first crab dip I had ever had, lol. In restaurants it’s mainly crab, maybe some sort of other seafood and a crap ton of cheese, this is a little lighter. But if you’re not down with the almonds you don’t have to add them, thanks for stopping by!

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    Brenna @
    January 29, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Looks super tasty! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      January 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      No problem, thank you!

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    January 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    This looks great! I love the addition of the horseradish!

    • Reply
      Maggie Lois
      January 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks! The horseradish definitely gives it something extra!

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