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Slow Cooker Crab Dip

If you’re a fan of crab cakes, you will absolutely love this dip! All the flavors of crab cakes in a simple dips, this Slow Cooker Crab Dip is easy to make perfect for sharing!

slow cooker filled with toasted crab dip with a side of bread

This crap dip is a fun and interesting appetizer for your next party, potluck, or a quiet night at home.

You get all the flavor of crab cakes without going through the trouble of making patties, frying them, and making up the sauce. Simply throw everything in the slow cooker and let it heat.

Crab dip is perfect for serving with bread, crackers, tortilla chips, or veggies. And, it adds a sense of occasion whenever you choose to serve it.

can of crab meat

Ingredients You’ll Need…

  • crab meat
  • mayonnaise
  • cream cheese
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • lemon juice
  • dried mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • parsley
  • hot sauce
  • garlic powder
  • horseradish sauce
Do you have someone in your family with a dairy allergy? You can make this crab dip using a dairy-free cream cheese like Miyoko’s or Kite Hill.
crab dip ingredients in a slow cooker

How To Make Slow Cooker Crab Dip:

  1. Place all ingredients in slow cooker
  2. Heat on low in slow cooker until heated through (approximately 2 hours)
  3. Stir until well combined and serve with crackers, chips, or veggies

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat or serve cold.

mixed together ingredients for crab dip in slow cooker

Pro Tips…

Garlic flavored flatbread crackers tasted great with this dip. Other good dipping options would be toasted french bread pieces or fresh and crisp veggies. It also tastes great with tortilla chips.

dipping bread into crab dip in slow cooker

Warm toasted bread with a bit of olive oil will take your presentation up a notch.

Save some time by dicing the peppers in advance. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container.

Enjoy some of my other slow cooker dips:  Corn Dip, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Honey Sriracha Chicken Dip.

slow cooker filled with toasted crab dip with a side of bread

Slow Cooker Crab Dip

Jennifer Draper
Now you can have all the flavor and deliciousness of crab cakes any day without having to do all the work of making up the patties, frying them in the oil, and making up the sauce. Just make Slow Cooker Crab Cake Dip and enjoy the taste of crab cakes at  your next party…or any day!!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 312 kcal


  • 12 oz can fancy crab meat
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 of a red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 of a green bell pepper diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce


  • Place all ingredients in crock.
  • Heat on low in crock until heated through (mine took about 2 hours).
  • Stir together until well combined and serve on crackers, bread or veggies.


  • Store leftovers in the fridge up to 3 days
  • Reheat or serve cold
  • Use dairy-free cream cheese if preferred


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 12gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 530mgPotassium: 259mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 695IUVitamin C: 14.6mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 0.6mg
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Important nutritional disclaimer


  1. Leftovers? Did you really say “leftovers?”

    You don’t know my family! I’m taking this to our next gathering and a stopwatch!

  2. your recipe sounds good….the only thing I’d change is put in Old Bay seasoning instead of the hot sauce….then you’re just about at a Maryland crab cake!!! Come on summer!

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