Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip

August 22, 2016

This Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip recipe will definitely get you ready for game day, but it’s perfect for serving all year ’round, too!

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Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip

It’s that time of year again when parents are counting down the days until they send their kiddos back to school.  Sports fans are gearing up to cheer on their favorite winter sports teams.  And me?  I’m just looking for an excuse to break out the game day food!  

I must admit that I’m the type of football fan who probably pays a little more attention to the spread of food being served than the actual game on TV.  What can I say?  I’m a total foodie!  I don’t know pigskins as much as I know pucks.  Either way, if you give me all of that glorious game day food, I will participate in the football action and ultimately regret not wearing looser pants.

When it comes down to game day food, one of my favorite foods to bring to parties and enjoy is chips and dip. I’ve said it a million times before – I’d rather grab a big bowl of chips than a bowl of ice cream!  All of my recent excitement for the fall had me itching to make one of my favorite game day dips – cream cheese crab dip.  So I recently whipped up a batch for my husband and me to enjoy while hanging out at home.


This cream cheese crab dip recipe was originally given to me by my old supervisor and friend. It has become my go-to dip recipe to bring to parties.  I’ve since made a few adjustments to her original recipe.  I’ve omitted some of her ingredients and added in my own to give it a whole new flavor and make it a little more figure-friendly!

This dip can easily be made in the microwave with a block of cream cheese, a can of white crab meat, and some fresh ingredients like diced bell peppers and onions.  It will definitely get you into the game, but it’s perfect for serving all year ’round!  This dip is better the next day so make it a day ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge until game time. 

Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip

Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip


  • 1 - 8 oz. block of cream cheese (use low-fat or fat-free cream cheese, if desired)
  • 1 - 4 oz. can fancy white crab meat, drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A variety of potato chips, for dipping


  1. In microwave safe bowl, add the block of cream cheese and crab meat. Microwave for about 1-2 minutes, then stir to combine.
  2. Mix in diced onions and peppers.
  3. Then, add lemon pepper, garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Chill in the fridge until serving. Serve with a variety of potato chips for dipping.
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Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip
Easy Cream Cheese Crab Dip
I recently took a trip to our local Family Dollar and picked up Wise chips to serve with this dip.  While I was there, I also stocked up on Coca-Cola™ products.  Look for the Coca-Cola and Wise snacks display in Family Dollar for easy game day shopping.
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What’s your favorite go-to game day dip?


  • Reply Cherryl Ehlenburg August 14, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    I love crab dip, and can hardly wait to try this recipe!

    • Reply Jessica August 14, 2017 at 7:45 PM

      It’s probably one of my favorite dips. I hope you love it as much as I do!

  • Reply Audrey@That Recipe August 15, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Crab Dip is a guilty pleasure for me. I usually end up eating it all myself.
    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

    • Reply Jessica August 15, 2017 at 3:45 PM

      I hear ya! That’s probably why I don’t make this recipe too often! Haha! Thanks!

  • Reply aberger0630 August 17, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Oh yummy!! Great for tailgating — can’t wait to try it during football season!

    • Reply Jessica August 17, 2017 at 4:52 PM

      It’ll be here before you know it! It’s definitely great game time food! Enjoy!

  • Reply Donna Reidland August 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Reply Jessica August 18, 2017 at 10:02 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Reply Miz Helen August 21, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    I pinned your Crab Dip, it will be perfect for the upcoming football season. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica August 21, 2017 at 9:49 PM

      Thank you for pinning! I hope you enjoy this crowd pleasing dip!

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