By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On February 12, 2023
This seafood dip is a mixture of shrimp, crab, sour cream, and onion dip seasoning. It's a super easy make-ahead cold crab dip that gets two thumbs up from most guests at parties. It's creamy, rich with flavor, and it is perfect with a salty chip or pretzels.
If you love dips you'll want to make my easy Spinach Dip Recipe. If you're more of a finger food type of person, you'll want to make my Baked Jalapeno Poppers.
Love seafood recipes? Check out the 15 Best Gluten-Free Shrimp Recipes.
I love to serve dips at parties because they’re easy to make and you can double or triple the recipe depending on how many guests you have.
This particular cold crab dip is one of my favorite seafood dips. My dad made it for us every year for parties and foot ball games.
This seafood dip recipe is super simple to make. No need to chill it before serving, but it is better when served cold.
Ingredients in Seafood Dip
- Canned crab meat
- Sour Cream
- Onion Dip Packet (make sure it's gluten free if you need to eat gluten free)
- Optional: sliced green onion
The crab really is the highlight of this cold crab dip and it works amazing with the other ingredients.
If you're looking for another creamy, flavorful dip you'll want to make this Crack Corn Dip next.
How do you make seafood dip?
This seafood dip is made with shrimp, crab, sour cream, and onion dip. Combined everything in a bowl and chill (or don't). Serve this seafood dip with your favorite salty dippers.
It's also known as a cold crab dip or a crab dip because of the crab.
You can mix up the seafood in this dip, if you like.
What to serve with seafood dip
- Potato Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Sliced Baguettes
- Cheese crisps (friend Cheese)
I can mindlessly crunch my way through an entire bag of chips or pretzels. And don't even get me started on how much dip I eat, especially this seafood dip.
There are so many types of dips from sweet to savory, and salty to spicy. Once I get started in on a good cold crab dip it's hard to stop.
When I make dips I like to stick to simple easy to find ingredients. I also like to use as few ingredients as possible.
In my opinion a good crab dip can be amazingly delicious and take less than five minutes to make.
This creamy seafood dip is hands down one of the best dips I've had and it only requires four ingredients. I love the subtle flavors of crab and shrimp mixed with sour cream and onion dip.
This dip is gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and grain-free. It's the perfect match for a salty chip and makes a fabulous party food or appetizer.
Storing Seafood Dip
Because this seafood dip has crab and shrimp this cold crab dip is best when enjoyed within 24 hours. It will last up to three days in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Looking for more finger foods and Appetizers? Check out these Sausage and Shrimp Appetizers, and these Gluten-Free Bacon Tomato Cups. Both are huge hits at parties, and both are super simple to make.
If you'd love more cold dip ideas, Maya from Wholesome Yum has an incredible Cold Crab Dip Recipe with Cream Cheese. Looking for a hot dip recipe? Try Meaningful Eats Hot Artichoke Dip.
Did you make this seafood dip recipe? Please stop back by and leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
This seafood dip is a mixture of shrimp, crab, sour cream, and onion dip. It's a super easy make-ahead dip that gets two thumbs up from most guests at parties. It's creamy, rich with flavor, and it is perfect with a salty chip.
- 4 oz. can baby shrimp, drained
- 6 oz. can crabmeat, drained
- 1 dry package (1.35-1.5 oz) gluten-free onion dip
- 16 oz. sour cream
- Place all ingredients in a medium sized serving bowl and stir until well combined.
- Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Garnish with green onions if desired.
- Stays good in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Serving Size:2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Dr. Jennifer Weinberg MD MPH | Simple Pure Whole Wellness
Looks simple and versatile!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
What a unique dip!
Mmm... Sounds yummy! 🙂
Elle @ Only Taste Matters
Sounds wonderful! I just love dips!
Thank you Elle!
Brianna @Flippin' Delicious
I will have to make this for all the seafood lovers in my family!
It's so easy to make! And I'm sure they will love it.
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
I'm a huge dip fan, sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party. Hope you'll join us again later today.