How to Make Cold Chicago Crab Meat Dip

Save

Crab dip is one of those appetizers that is simple to make and crowd pleasing. To make the dip budget-friendly use imitation crab meat. It holds up well to the cream cheese and the vegetables and it tastes great. If you are not a fan of crab, you can also make this recipe with cooked, chopped shrimp or leave out the seafood altogether for a vegetarian appetizer.

Things You'll Need

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. imitation crab meat, finely chopped
  • Hot sauce
  • Hawaiian or Sourdough bread bowl
  • Using a stand mixer or a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese and sour cream until combined. Add the celery, green onions, lemon juice, shredded cheddar cheese and continue mixing until well combined. Using a spoon or spatula, mix in the crab meat. Add hot sauce to taste, if you like.

  • Remove mixture from the metal bowl if you used a stand mixer. Place into a glass or plastic bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. You can make this dip up to a day in advance. Your flavors will only get better overnight.

  • To serve, hollow out your bread bowl. Run a knife diagonally around the top of the bread bowl. Remove the top, leaving a hollowed out "bowl." Cut up the bread that you removed to serve alongside the dip. Place your cooled dip into the center of the bread and serve on a platter.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also serve this dip with buttery crackers, tortilla chips, carrot or celery sticks.

Related Searches

References

  • Photo Credit Jeffrey Hamilton/Lifesize/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Make Hot Crab Artichoke Dip

    One of the most popular party recipes is hot crab artichoke dip. It only takes up to 20 minutes to prepare and...

  • How to Make a Crab Salad Appetizer

    This recipe works with either crab or crab product. Crab product or imitation crab can be made from Alaska pollock, also known...

  • How to Make a Delicious Cream Cheese Crab Dip

    Get ready for your party by preparing the best crab dip around. Add some cream cheese to the crab meat, and serve...

  • How to Freeze Spinach & Crab Dip

    Whether trying to deal with excess spinach-and-crab dip from a party or doing food prep ahead of time, freezing mayonnaise or sour...

  • How to Make Rotel Dip With Meat

    Rotel dip is a fun food that you can serve as an appetizer or entree. With less than 30 minutes of preparation...

  • How to Make Crab Dip

    Crab dip is an easy way to up the appetizer ante, showcasing a star seafood ingredient in an affordable way. Combine crab...

  • The Best, Simple, Cold Seafood Appetizers

    For seafood lovers, no buffet table is complete without some fresh, chilled seafood. Several types of seafood can be served raw or...

  • Good Dips for Triscuits

    Food manufacturer Nabisco produces 15 varieties of Triscuits, as of 2011. These range from the original variety to reduced-fat to flavored varieties...

  • Easy Cajun Appetizers

    Although simple Cajun appetizers won't require that you spend hours making a traditional Cajun roux, they still deliver authentic flavors to wow...

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!