Classic Cold Crab Dip

Classic cold crab dip made with cream cheese, lump crab, and cocktail sauce

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings 1x


  • 1.5 cups lump crab meat
  • 12oz spreadable cream cheese (I use the one in the tub)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp horseradish
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • Fresh parsley for topping


  1. Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice from the lemon, separate juice into two servings
  2. Mix lump crab meat with lemon zest, half of the juice from the lemon, and smoked paprika
  3. Prepare cocktail sauce by mixing together ketchup, the second half of the juice from the lemon, horseradish and hot sauce
  4. Spread cream cheese in a circle on a serving plate
  5. Place seasoned crab meat on cream cheese
  6. Pour cocktail sauce over the crab meat and garnish with fresh parsley
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