Layered Crab Dip

This recipe has been a family favorite for many years.  I know it originated years ago and I think it is time for a Layered Crab Dip revival.  My mom always made this as well as her friends, this was their signature go to appetizer.  I am sure the fact that it is quick, easy and delicious is the reason they all made this recipe.  All I can say, I made it this past weekend, served it with water crackers and it was fantastic.  This goes back to the old saying “Mothers are always right” I know mine was with this recipe!


Layered Crab Dip
Serves 8
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  1. 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  3. 1/2 medium onion, grated
  4. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  6. 1/2 - 3/4 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  7. 12 oz. fresh jumbo lump crabmeat
  8. 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  1. Assemble dip in the following order; spread on a serving plate
  2. Layer 1 - cream together the cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, onion, lemon juice and mayonnaise; spread on serving plate.
  3. Layer 2 - spread cocktail sauce over cream cheese layer.
  4. Layer 3 - Spread crabmeat over cocktail sauce.
  5. Layer 4 - Top with minced parsley
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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2 thoughts on “Layered Crab Dip

  1. Perfect recipe for the holidays, thank you for sharing!

  2. I have been craving crab lately, and I adore family favorite recipes! Can’t wait to try yours. Thanks for sharing.

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