Auntie Bessie got this recipe from a friend, and she usually makes it for family get togethers – we kind of expect it. As you can see, the recipe is kind of vague, you can’t ruin it with too much or too little of something! Basically you want a layer of each ingredient, so how much you use depends on the size of your serving dish.You can use a can of crab meat, or the imitation crab, flaked, is good too.

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Crab Dip

Joan Donogh
Attractive and tasty layered dip made with crab meat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 package 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Crab meat
  • Seafood sauce
  • Green onion diced
  • Tomato diced
  • Grated mozarella cheese
  • Grated cheddar cheese


  • Mix cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  • Spread in a shallow serving dish (a 9 inch pie pan or quiche dish works well).
  • Layer the remaining ingredients over top, in the order shown.
  • Serve with tortilla chips to scoop it up.



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