Wednesday, December 26, 2012

crockpot crab dip

Today, I'm reminiscing about the crockpot crab dip I made Christmas Eve. 

Can we get a collective yum?

Jacob and I decided to go back to Michigan to celebrate the holiday over the weekend prior to Christmas. We wanted to spend Christmas in Chicago, which is what we did. It was magical and perfect and everything I could've wanted.

We made a large Christmas Eve meal so we could enjoy the leftovers the next day and throughout the week. So far, that goal has been an easy one to accomplish.   

With inspiration from Ree, I bake, cook, and blog on! (Thanks honey for the best gift ever! xoxo)

I wanted to whip up a few appetizers that we could snack on prior to the big dinner, so I made deviled eggs, pickle rolls, brie, honey, and dried cranberries on baked baguette, and a crockpot crab dip. 

Here's the super simple recipe you can get started, leave, and forget about while you work on all those other intensive holiday meal recipes.

Crockpot Crab Dip

What You Need
1 package of imitation crab, shredded and cut into small pieces
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
seafood seasoning (amount isn't specific - I always add and mix till it looks and tastes right)
shredded cheddar cheese, for topping
club crackers, for serving

Put the imitation crab, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and seafood seasoning into the crockpot. Turn onto hot and let cook for an hour. After ingredients start to warm and melt, mix together. After 30 minutes of cooking, top with shredded cheddar cheese and let cook another 30 minutes.

Serve immediately with club crackers. Continuously devour and don't feel an ounce of guilt. 


  1. This looks great! Would you mind to clarify something? Do you cook for 30 minutes after mixing, then top with cheese and cook 30 more minutes? Or just cook 30 minutes after mixing?

    1. I did 30 minutes after mixing, topped with cheese, and then 30 minutes more. Everything is lenient...everything is cooked so all you have to do is heat through!