Southern Creamy Crab Dip

May 16, 2017 (Last Updated: January 14, 2021)

Delicious Southern Creamy Crab Dip is one of the snacking staples found in my house during late spring and early summer and made with a big heap of traditional Southern love and delicious tasting ingredients; such as Lump or Imitation crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced celery, red onions, spring onions, diced pimento peppers, diced jalapeño, fresh chopped parsley, dill, and Cajun seasoning.

I know many of you all have had the pleasure of tasting a hot crab dip, but if you haven’t had a cold Southern Creamy Crab Dip, you have been missing out on a good thing. This dip is perfect for entertaining during poolside parties, family picnics, and even card night with the besties.

 

Southern Creamy Crab DipThis Southern Creamy Crab Dip really should be called a Creamy Crab Spread, but somehow, over the years, this cold, creamy, decadent, southern deliciousness became known as Creamy Crab Dip. Please don’t ask me who did it or how it happened. Somewhere along the way, someone decided spread was not in the cards and just renamed it.

I love this Creamy Crab dip on rich butter crackers, Townhouse Crackers or Ritz, as some of all of you lovely folks call them. You can even serve the Crab Dip on crusty bread if you like, really whatever you most enjoy. That’s my motto. Heck, grab a spoon and dig in if you please.

 

 

Southern Creamy Crab DipI also like being a little dramatic and serving diced imitation crab meat and parsley on the top of my Creamy Crab Dip to show everyone what to expect out of this delicious tasting Southern snack; imagine a Southern girl being dramatic? Have you ever heard such a thing? Okay, you probably have, and that’s fine. We are a little tense at times. That’s just part of our nature.

 

 

 

I know many of y' all have had the pleasure of tasting a hot crab dip, but if you haven't had a cold Southern Creamy Crab Dip you have been missing out on a good thing. This dip is perfect for entertaining during poolside parties, family picnics, and even card night with the besties.Let’s talk about this imitation crab meat. Yes, I know some of you hate it with a passion, so let’s save us some time here. You can certainly spend about $24.00 or more for the lump crab meat at the store and use it instead if you want, nothing wrong with that if you have the extra cash.

 

 

Southern Creamy Crab Dip

  • Two- 8-ounce-packages Cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • One teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • Sixteen- ounces Lump crab meat or imitation crab meat diced
  • One Jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • Two- ounces Diced pimentos
  • Two Spring onions finely sliced
  • ¼ cup Diced celery
  • ¼ cup Minced red onions
  • ¾ cup Chopped parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon Dillweed

 

 

 

Easy Technique for Southern Creamy Crab Dip recipe

  1. Place two cream cheese packages in a medium bowl, let soften for about 35-40 minutes.
  2. Dice the crab meat and add to the cream cheese mixture, do not stir the crab yet.
  3. Add real mayonnaise, juice of 1 lemon, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning to the bowl; combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Add minced jalapeño pepper, diced pimento peppers, sliced spring onions, diced celery, minced red onions, chopped parsley, and dill weed. Fold in and gently combine the ingredients.
  5. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight for the best results.
  6. Garnish with diced crab meat and chopped parsley before serving if desired.

 

 

 

 

I know many of y' all have had the pleasure of tasting a hot crab dip, but if you haven't had a cold Southern Creamy Crab Dip you have been missing out on a good thing. This dip is perfect for entertaining during poolside parties, family picnics, and even card night with the besties.

 

 

 

 

Southern Creamy Crab Dip

Southern Creamy Crab Dip Recipe

hmccallum
Made with a big heap of traditional Southern love and delicious tasting ingredients; such as crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, minced celery, red onions, spring onions, diced pimento peppers, diced jalapeño, fresh chopped parsley, dill, and Cajun seasoning.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 People
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2- 8-ounce-packages Cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • Juice of one fresh lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 16- ounces Lump crab meat or imitation crab meat diced
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 2- ounces Diced pimentos
  • 2 Spring onions finely sliced
  • ¼ cup Diced celery
  • ¼ cup Minced red onions
  • ¾ cup Chopped parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon Dill weed

Instructions
 

  • Place 2 packages of cream cheese in a medium bowl, let soften for about 35-40 minutes.
  • Dice the crab meat and add to the cream cheese mixture, do not stir the crab in yet.
  • Add real mayonnaise, juice of 1 lemon, Worcestershire sauce, and Cajun seasoning to the bowl; combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add minced jalapeño pepper, diced pimento peppers, sliced spring onions, diced celery, minced red onions, chopped parsley, and dill weed. Fold in and gently combine the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight for the best results.
  • Garnish with diced crab meat and chopped parsley before serving if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword Crab, Crab Dip, Southern Crab Dip
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I know many of y' all have had the pleasure of tasting a hot crab dip, but if you haven't had a cold Southern Creamy Crab Dip you have been missing out on a good thing. This dip is perfect for entertaining during poolside parties, family picnics, and even card night with the besties.

 

 

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Sue
    August 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Anything that starts with cream cheese and crab is sure to be good. This recipe did not disappoint my tastebuds! Saving the recipe to make again soon.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 5, 2020 at 7:50 am

      Hello there Ms. Sue and thank you! Cream cheese is so yummy and you can do so many things with it such as this crab dip!
      Thanks again!

  • Reply
    Irina
    August 4, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    This crab dip recipe was amazingly delicious! I have just made it and am really enjoying it! Thanks!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 5, 2020 at 7:49 am

      I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the creamy crab dip, Irina!
      Have a fantastic day!

  • Reply
    Jeannette
    August 4, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Wow. What an incredibly hearty and delicious tasting dip! I love these flavours they are so perfect for the Summer season. Thanks for sharing! Saving the recipe to make again.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 5, 2020 at 7:48 am

      Good morning, Jeannette, and thank you so much!
      Have a blessed day!

  • Reply
    Beth Sachs
    August 4, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    I’ve never had a creamy crab dip before now. I am so glad I tried it! Delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 5, 2020 at 7:47 am

      Thank you so much, Beth! I’m so glad you stopped by to share your thoughts! Have a great day!!

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