This quickie crab dip is just three ingredients! Three! All you do is stir them together and stick it in the fridge. And yet it feels so decadent, so special, so fancy.
My Aunt Edith passed this along to me. She’s an amazing cook. And I’d like to think amazing cooks come up with simple but amazing appetizers like this so they can devote time and attention to other parts of the meal.
Cause really, this appetizer just sets you up well!
I served it topped with parsley and small canned shrimp (again, Edith’s suggestions), alongside crackers and crusty bread. So, so tasty!
(If you are looking for a hot appetizer, these crab melts are delicious! They feel fancy but are super easy to make.)
However, I served this to just four people – my parents, my husband and myself, and was left with LOTS of leftovers.
Probably because I inadvertently doubled her recipe. Whoops! Should have checked those pesky little details, like ounces on packages and details in directions. Hmm…
Have no fear, I found some delicious ways to use the extras. It’s worth making this dip just to make the other recipes! Here are the links cause I simply couldn’t hold off on sharing them with you:
Any which way you serve this — hopefully all 3 ways, like me! — I hope you love its simplicity but sophistication.
P.S. Here’s a good guide to choosing crabmeat if you want to read up on that.
- 1 16 oz. container real crab meat (about 2 cups)
- 1 16 oz. container sour cream (you could sub Greek yogurt)
- 1 .7 oz envelope dry Italian seasoning/salad dressing mix
- Optional toppings: chopped fresh parsley, canned pink shrimp (rinsed and drained)
- Pick over the crab meat to remove any bones.
- Mix the crab meat, sour cream and Italian dressing in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Top with parsley and shrimp, if desired. Serve with crackers, crunchy bread, toasted baguettes and/or veggies.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 124mgmgCarbohydrates: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g