Jalapeno Crab Dip

As I have mentioned before, I love dips, all kinds of dips. I think they are the perfect appetizer for parties, they are easy to make and can feed several people. With the holiday season upon us I set out to create a new dip. I came up with this spicy, creamy crab dip that is served chilled.The trick is to let it chill for about an hour or two to let the flavors meld.  I served it with crackers, Tasty Little Crackers Original 7-Grain to be exact, but it would also work well on raw vegetables, or maybe even some toasted sour dough.

Jalapeno Crab Dip Recipe

Serves 12


  • 6 oz imitation crab (you can use the equal amount of fresh crab or canned crab), chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 8 oz cream cheese cubed and softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika,
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper



Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse about 10 times.


Transfer dip to a serving bowl and chill for 1-2 hours. Stir before serving.


Serve with crackers, raw vegetables, or toasted bread.



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