Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (2024)

This creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe with a hint of jalapenos, peppers, celery in a creamy garlic cream cheese mixture is phenomenal. The dip is served cold and only takes 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish and can be prepared in advance.

If you’re looking to serve a the dip hot, this Hot Crab Dip Recipe is a must try!

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I love that the crab dip is served cold since you can make it ahead of time. It makes for a great appetizer for parties, family get-togethers or to keep refrigerated for yourself to enjoy through out the week.


  • Crab– We used imitation crab meat for the dip.
  • Jalapeno– Fresh or canned jalapeno will work.
  • Celery– Finely chop the fresh celery.
  • Bell pepper– I used red bell pepper since that’s what I had on hand but you can use any bell pepper.
  • Base– For the base of the dip, we used sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
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  1. Chop the crab – Finely chop or leave chunky.
  2. Chop veggies – Finely chop celery, jalapenos and red pepper.
  3. Base – In a bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix – Add cream cheese mixture to remaining ingredients. Mix well.

Chef’s Tip: If you like your food with a kick, add some Tabasco or Sriracha to the dip. I’m the only one that likes spicy so I just add drizzle some Sriracha over the dip in my plate.

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You can use your favorite crab meat. Imitation crab meat, canned crab or fresh crab meat may all be used.


You can serve this cold crab dip with your favorite dip side. Here are some of our favorite options:

  • Crackers
  • Bagel Crisps
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Carrots
  • Crostini
  • Celery
  • Cucumber


This is the perfect dip to make ahead of time, especially if you are making it for a party.

  • Refrigerator– Store the dip in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days, once mixed.
  • Freezer– We don’t recommend freezing this dip.
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More Dips to Try-

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Buffalo Shrimp Dip
  • Rotel Dip Recipe
  • Smoked Salmon Drip
  • Homemade Guacamole

Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Author: Valentina

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4.72 from 7 votes

Creamy Crab Dip in a garlic cream cheese mixture with crab, jalapenos and red pepper, served cold. The dip is ready in 10 minutes and makes a wonderful appetizer or side dish for parties.

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 oz crab meat
  • 6 canned jalapeno rings, finely chopped
  • 1/3 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • tabasco or sriracha, optional
  • serve with crackers, bagel crisps or tortilla chips



160kcal Calories2g Carbs1g Protein16g Fat5g Saturated Fat26mg Cholesterol149mg Sodium93mg Potassium1g Sugar590IU Vitamin A20.2mg Vitamin C30mg Calcium0.1mg Iron

  • Full Nutrition Label

Nutrition Facts

Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 160Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Cholesterol 26mg9%

Sodium 149mg6%

Potassium 93mg3%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 590IU12%

Vitamin C 20.2mg24%

Calcium 30mg3%

Iron 0.1mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

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  • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (7)

    • Sdd

    Not bad, made a few adjustments for flavor, added old bay and Worcestershire sauce ,also green peppers and onions.

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    • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (8)

      • Valentina’s Corner

      Thanks so much for sharing your version of the dip. I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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  • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (9)

    • Lynn

    I liked the flavour but could not taste the crab just using canned. I will buy real crab meat tomorrow and mix it in before serving.

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    • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (10)

      • Valentina’s Corner

      Lynn, fresh crab meat would be so delicious in the crab dip. Thank you so much for visiting our online kitchen.

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    • Wendy

    You may as well double this recipe when taking to a gathering! It’s awesome, there will be no leftovers, you won’t have to worry about storing.

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    • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (12)

      • Valentina’s Corner

      Wendy, thank you for trying our EASY creamy crab dip recipe!

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  • Creamy Cold Crab Dip Recipe (13)

    • Jessica

    I had some fresh crabmeat leftover from our NYE supper and made this dip (without the jalepeno) and it is AMAZING!!!!! It’s hilarious because I made it in a resealable container but hubby and I will probably finish it.

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      • Valentina’s Corner

      Jessica, I’m so glad you enjoyed the crab dip recipe. You know, sometimes a recipe is so good you just need to finish it off :)!

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