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In case you haven’t figured it out by now, quick and simple recipes are my jam. Few things get me more excited than figuring out that I can make something using just a few ingredients, even when I’m in a rush! Which is why I’m thrilled to share this quick and easy cold crab dip recipe with cream cheese.
Healthy Easy Crab Dip with Almost No Effort
It’s a good thing that this cold crab dip takes only five minutes to make, because I am having quite the busy Memorial Day weekend! We are still catching up with friends and family as things settle down with the new baby. This weekend is turning out packed. Our friends were over at our house last night, my cousin is coming today, there’s a play date for my toddler tomorrow morning, and my grandpa’s birthday tomorrow night. Whew!
Whenever I’m hosting, it’s the perfect excuse to throw together some new recipes to share on the blog later. In the past couple of days, I got particularly excited and am managing to pack four new low carb recipes in there. I can’t wait to share them with you in the coming weeks! This easy crab dip recipe was one of my favorites.
Needless to say, as fun as this jam-packed weekend has been (and will continue to be), it’s also pretty exhausting. Fortunately, my almost-one-month-old has been a complete sweetheart, letting me sleep for a five hour stretch at night. (Has it really been nearly a month already?! Is it too soon to say they grow up too fast?)
Still, I know I’ll be ready for a much-needed break by the time the weekend is over. After a week of working on new blog projects, followed by these few days of social get-togethers, it’s still a lot to do in a row.
Come Monday, there’s only one thing I will want to do: Absolutely Nothing!
In the meantime, since so many of our plans this weekend are at our house, I’m relieved to have this easy crab dip recipe. Everyone loves it as an appetizer, and I love the five-minute prep.
How To Make Crab Dip with Cream Cheese
It’s crazy simple to make a homemade crab dip. It literally takes just five minutes! And, the ingredients are simple. Often times, you just need to buy crab meat and you’ll have everything else needed at home already. This convenience, not to mention the creamy taste, is why I think this is the best crab dip recipe.
So, how do you make chilled crab dip? Just blend cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and Old Bay seasoning in a blender. If you like a spicy crab dip, you can add some cayenne pepper for a kick. Fold in the lump crab meat and chives last.
Then, just refrigerate your dip until ready to serve. It will get even better with time, as the flavors come together. You can make it a day ahead, too, which I do a lot when I’m hosting. But if you’re in a hurry, it’s no problem to serve it right away.
Do you like to serve your cream cheese crab dip cold or hot? This one actually works both ways. I opted to make it a cold crab dip so that you can have a quick five-minute appetizer recipe. You can never have too many of those.
If you prefer to make it a hot crab dip instead, that’s also delicious! You can make it the same way, and just heat it in the oven.
Cold Crab Dip for Holidays
I made a huge batch of this crab dip, so that we can enjoy it several times this Memorial Day weekend. It’s a perfect easy appetizer recipe for holidays! I’ll serve it when people are coming over, and when we’re feeling lazy on Monday, it’ll be perfect then, too.
Because on Monday, I’m going to spend time with my family. And, I’m going to resist the urge to fill the time with blog work or any concrete plans. (Not an easy feat – my mind does not want to turn off!) Many of us spend so much time planning and wondering what we could be doing that’s productive. It’s just as important to step back and recharge.
I just hope the weather will cooperate and bring us some sunshine! If all goes well, we’ll fire up the grill with some great burgers, throw together a big ole salad, and snack on this (naturally) low carb crab dip with cream cheese. Mmm.
Whether you’re having a relaxing Memorial Day at home like us, or gathering with friends and family, you’ll want to try this cold crab dip appetizer. I’m serving it with mini sweet peppers.
Your favorite chips – low carb or not, depending on your crowd – would be excellent, too. (If you need a low carb chips recipe, try this one!) And, be sure to bookmark this cold crab dip recipe for later, because it will be perfect for any occasion. It makes an awesome holiday appetizer, no matter the season!
Easy Cold Crab Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese – 5 Minutes:
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