People love crab dip, and for good reason! This creamy, cheesy dip is perfect for any party or get-together. But what do you serve with crab dip? Well, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of more than 37 delicious ingredients for what to serve with crab dip that will take your crab dip to the next level.
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Around 80% of Americans are lactose intolerant, which can make enjoying crab dip a challenge. But with these 20 delicious pairings, you’ll never have to miss out on this creamy, cheesy dip again! See below
Bread for crab dip
Try serving crab dip with different types of bread or crackers
1. Pita bread
Fresh homemade pita bread is perfect for cold and warm crab dip.
2. Fresh bread
Want to make a sandwich? Fresh bread is a perfect way to serve up crab dip. You can top your sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles if you like.
4. Toasted baguette
5. Challah bread
Challah is a buttery, tender bread that is perfect for spreading on crab dip!
6. Sourdough bread
Sourdough crackers and buttery crackers are usually the top pick. However, salty, herby and flavorful crackers will always do. Be sure to choose a cracker that is sturdy enough to hold the dense crab dip.
Sea salt, sesame seeds, herbed, salty.
Chips for crab dip
Craving something a little crunchy? Chips always make great dippers for any type of dip. Here are a few favorites
8. Pita chips
9. Tortilla chips
10. Blue corn chips
11. Flour tortilla chips
Room Temperature ingredients are a must for making crap dip recipes. They are easy to mix, no lumps, faster to bake it! Usually 20 to 25 minutes for the baking process.
Use crab dip as a filling for sandwiches or wraps
Veggies that go well with crab dip
Serve crab dip with a variety of crunchy vegetables for a healthy appetizer
13. Artichokes, steamed
14. Bell peppers
20. French fries, round thick cut /cottage fries
22. Red onion
23. Green onion
24. Shallots, caramelized
Herbs and Spices
Experiment with different flavors to enhance the crab dip recipe
25. Lemon juice
26. Lime juice
29. Pink Himalayan salt
33. Mustard (dry or wet) Dijon, yellow, brown
36. Old bay seasoning
37. Garlic, fresh (garlic powder is ok)
38. Corn kernels
41. Cayenne pepper
Cheese for crab dip
42. Cream cheese, room temperature to avoid lumps
43. Crème Fraiche
44. Rondele cheese
45. Cheddar cheese (sharp, medium, mild, or a combination)
45. White cheddar
46. Asiago Cheese
47. Monterey jack
48. Parmesan cheese
49. Pepper Cheese
50. Swiss cheese
51. Nutritional yeast
52. Almond milk cream cheese
Creams for crab dip
53. Sour Cream
55. Greek yogurt
56. Heavy cream
60. Fried fish
Add a kick
63. Worcestershire sauce
66. Olive oil
u003cstrongu003eDoes crab dip have dairy?u003c/strongu003e
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u003cstrongu003eHow long does crab dip last in the fridge?u003c/strongu003e
Crab dip will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge. Be sure to place it in an airtight container for the best results.
u003cstrongu003eHow long can crab dip sit out?u003c/strongu003e
Since crab dip has dairy (creams, cheese etc) it is best to not leave it out for more than 1 to 2 hours.
u003cstrongu003eCan you serve crab dip cold?u003c/strongu003e
Yes! Crab dip can be served cold. In fact, you can make your crab dip a day ahead and serve it cold. Only set it out for 1 to 2 hours.
u003cstrongu003eShould you rinse canned crab meat?u003c/strongu003e
No, rising crab meat can remove too much of the flavor. I will often drain some of the juices and reserve for later, if needed.
u003cstrongu003eCan you leave dip out overnight?u003c/strongu003e
No. Crab dip should never be left out over night. If you do, toss it out or place in your compost.
u003cstrongu003eFresh lump crab meat vs canned crab meat vs Imitation crab meatu003c/strongu003e
Using fresh over canned crab meat will depend on your preference, location and availability. Sometimes we may not have access to affordable crab meat, and canned will fit the bill.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eI only use imitation crab meat if I do not have an alternative available to me.
Crab dip is a delicious and creamy appetizer that can be enjoyed with a variety of different crunchy vegetables or sturdy crackers. Whether you’re looking for a healthy option or something more decadent, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out our list of 20 delicious pairings that will take your crab dip to the next level!
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