Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

You are going to love this deliciously creamy crab dip. We make it all the time! This easy dip recipe is a family favorite around the holidays and is the perfect appetizer for game days too.

Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

This easy crab dip recipe is so delicious. It requires only four simple ingredients and absolutely no washing, chopping, or baking.

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Trust me, you can make this creamy dip in minutes! And have I mentioned that it is super yummy!?! You may want to keep the whole bowl of dip for yourself, it’s one of my all time favorite dip recipes!

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DIP SUPPLIES:

Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

FOUR INGREDIENT CRAB DIP:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • 1 can crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • Lays plain potato chips

Tip: Be sure to use Miracle Whip, and not mayonnaise, as the Miracle Whip gives this dish an extra zip.

Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Directions:

  1. Add all of your ingredients to a medium bowl.
  2. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve with Lay’s plain potato chips for dipping.  

The dip can be kept in the refrigerator for a day or two, but it never lasts that long around here.

Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Alternate Ingredients:

  • Small cooked shrimp in a can may be used in the place of crab meat.
  • While I prefer the real thing, imitation crab meat can be used. Chop it up finely or use a hand mixer to shred the imitation crab sticks into nice, small pieces.
  • Use Greek yogurt, fat free plain yogurt, or low fat Miracle Whip in place of the full fat version.
  • Try using seafood sauce instead of ketchup.
  • Add in Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, or fresh lemon juice for stronger flavors.
  • A splash of hot sauce or some cayenne pepper will give you a spicy crab dip.
  • Include some chopped up water chestnuts or green onions in your dip.
  • If you have some extra time, use this recipe as a base for a layered crab dip. Spread the dip over the bottom of a serving dish or pie plate. Add layers of seafood sauce, chopped green peppers, tomato, mozzarella cheese, and green onions.
Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you want to offer more than just the Lay’s chips for dipping, try your favorite crackers (we especially love Ritz crackers), pita chips, tortilla chips, pita bread, or slices of French bread. You could also offer raw vegetables, like carrot sticks, celery, and cucumber.
  • For all the keto folks at your next gathering, offer cheese whisps or celery sticks with this tasty appetizer.
  • Store any leftover dip in the fridge, in an airtight container or covered snuggly with plastic wrap.
Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Looking for more ideas for delicious dips? These easy recipes for classic Spinach Dipcheesy Campfire Dipfour ingredient Baked Spinach Dip, and baked spinach and artichoke dip are some of our favorites. You don’t want to miss them!

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Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Four Ingredient Crab Dip Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

We make this delicious four ingredients Crab Dip all the time!  It is a family favorite around the holidays and while watching the football game.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • 1 can crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • Lays plain potato chips

Instructions

    1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
    2. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
    3. Serve with Lays plain potato chips for dipping.  

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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