5 minute crab dip

Easy 5 Minute Crab Dip

Need a quick appetizer for unexpected company?

Try Quick and Easy 5 minute crab dip, perfect for any get-together….and it is so easy.  This is the one!

You can’t go wrong with this Crab Dip or Spread. It can be made up in just a few minutes and ready to eat. And if you have extra time, it can wait in the fridge for the flavors to meld a little more. Either way, you’ve got it.  BTW, lots more Easy Recipes here.

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My family are “heat” lovers. So they do want a lot of heat flavor on their dips. I can take some heat but not a lot. It seems to me that their bowl of dip could be used as a small campfire but that’s just me.  I usually buy the large quart bottle of the Red Hot sauce. He puts RedHot on anything. Mashed potatoes, yep!


image of chili sauce for crab dip

So we made our crab dip with the [easyazon_link identifier=”B003N2ZUJS” locale=”US” tag=”thehypegard0d-20″]Frank’s Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce[/easyazon_link]. It has a little more heat than others. But you can use [easyazon_link identifier=”B000H1AWSC” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”thehypegard0d-20″ cloak=”n” localize=”n” popups=”y”]Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce[/easyazon_link] if you like less heat.

This recipe comes from Tonia Hardy who is the Seafood Captain at our local Kroger. She  makes it frequently for customers to sample. Believe me, she is swarmed with eager samplers because it is so good. 

I have used the imitation crab meat, but if you prefer the real thing and have great access to fresh crab meat, use that instead.

Use it as a Quick Lunch too!

And if you are needing a quick lunch idea, use the same recipe,  just spoon it over some salad greens and  Voilà!  Seafood salad.  Yum!

And this Easy 5 Minute Crab Dip is so simple,  Tonia makes it right on site as everyone watches.

We served our dip on crackers ( I am partial to Ritz Low Sodium ) but any dip cracker will do. Experiment with it and see what you like.

All you seafood lovers out there, if you love a seafood dip, try  this for your next party,  get-together,  or carry-in and your friends will be asking for the recipe!

Just send them here!

Easy 5 Minute Crab Dip
Yield: 6-8

Easy 5 Minute Crab Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A quick dip or spread served with Crackers or you can serve over mixed greens as a salad.


  • 1 16oz package of Imitation Crab Meat
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp of Frank's Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp of dill weed
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh chives


  1. Lightly chopped (or pull apart) whole package of imitation crab meat
  2. Chop chives ( or scallions) lightly
  3. Mix mayo, chili sauce, dill weed, and chives into the crab meat
  4. Mix well and serve or you can chill 15 minutes
  5. Serve on crackers or over fresh mixed greens as a salad

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