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Simple & Delicious Crab Dip

When I think about certain seasons of the year or holiday occasions there are a few flavours that come to mind. Crab Dip has been a staple at our family event for years, regardless of the season.

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Simple & Delicious Crab Dip

I will always remember this Crab Dip recipe first and foremost as a Christmas dish.  In recent years however we started making the crab dip more frequently and for variety of occasions. After-all, why wait until once a year to make something so simple and so delicious? That said, my mom makes it better than anyone else! Isn’t it funny how two people can make the same recipe and it not taste the same?

I last made the crab dip for Little Dude’s Fishing themed birthday party and it was a huge hit! The adults were the ones indulging for the most part, but I received many compliments that I was happy to accept. At the birthday party I decorated the platter with a red bell pepper crab and served the crab dip with ritz crackers.

Simple and delicious crab dip

It wasn’t until one of the little party guests took over the ritz crackers that I noticed one of the adults using chips to eat the dip. Chips and dip are always a perfect pair! I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to pair this dip with plain chips before.

Fast forward 6 months later… I have been trying to find a time to get a few moms together most of whom have all had a baby in the past 6 months and could really use a girls’ night. I knew a chick flick (that we likely wouldn’t watch) was in order, wine and a snack or two.

Serving wine, chips and dip for the perfect girls' night

Delicious Crab Dip

This crab dip recipe immediately came to mind which meant I just needed to consider what type of wine would pair nicely with it. I am not an expert when it comes to wine pairing and really didn’t want to resort to the default selections for food pairing so I had a little chat with the “wine guy” at NB Liquor who suggested that a sauvignon blanc would pair well with the crab and bring out the sweetness of the fish while not overpowering the flavours. And, lucky for me, Woodbridge wine and Miss Vickie’s chips are running a promotion at NB Liquor (May 1 – May 29, 2019) where you receive a free bag of chips with the purchase of a bottle of Woodbridge wine. A steal of a deal, the perfect pairing for my crab dip and not to mention super convenient for my girls’ night prep.

Girls' Night In with Wine and Delicious Crab Dip

Enjoy this recipe with friends and family – be sure to PIN it for later, you’re going to want to make this crab dip again and again!

xo Jenna

PS Don’t skip the onions!

5 minute crab dip


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Crab Dip

Jenna MacDonald
The most delicious crab dip that is the perfect addition to any gathering – a sure crowd pleaser! Serve with plain chips, crackers or cucumber for a low carb option.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 1 can Crab meat 1 6 oz. can, drained
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 pkg Cream Cheese (softened) 4 oz.
  • 3 Tbsp French salad dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Finely chopped onion


  • Mix well & chill
    Store in refrigerator.
    NOTE: Best when prepared the day before serving for the flavours to blend.


Keyword Crab Dip
This post is sponsored by Alcool NB Liquor
 As always, all opinions are entirely my own

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  • Reply
    May 14, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Looks like a great pairing!

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      May 15, 2019 at 8:45 am

      It paired well with the wine, but I have to say I loved the crab dip with Miss Vickie’s chips!

  • Reply
    May 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    5 stars
    Looks delicious!

    • Reply
      May 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

      I can’t wait to try this! I’m always looking for an easy dish to take to parties and get togethers. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

      • Reply
        Jenna MacDonald
        May 15, 2019 at 10:52 am

        My pleasure! Kettle chips (like the ones from Miss Vickie’s), bacon dipper crackers or sociable crackers all pair really well. Sometimes I set up a few kinds around the dip to dress up the platter 🙂

  • Reply
    Marna Altman
    May 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Sounds easy and looks delicious. I will be making this for a party this summer for sure!

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      May 15, 2019 at 8:42 am

      It is sure to be a hit!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2019 at 12:45 am

    This is going on my summer snacks outside list! I love the idea of a quick snack to make that tastes great! 🙂

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      May 15, 2019 at 8:43 am

      I completely agree – I timed it while making it last week and it took exactly 5 minutes. So great!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2019 at 2:03 am

    I love crab dip! Never knew how it was made but I’ll have to try it!
    Angel @unorthodoxmomma.com

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      May 15, 2019 at 8:43 am

      You should! It’s such a simple dip that seems very high class 😉

  • Reply
    May 15, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Yum I love crab dip! This is a nice and simple recipe that anyone can whip up for any weeknight dinner. I think my kids will like this too!

    • Reply
      Jenna MacDonald
      May 15, 2019 at 8:44 am

      It’s delicious, I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    5 stars
    Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!

    Kayla | Mommy Blogger | My Motherhood Made Easy

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