Becky Luigart-Stayner
20 servings (serving size: about 3 tablespoons)

Crab dip is a delightful addition to any appetizer spread. Serve warm with melba toast or pita chips.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.

Step 3

Combine cottage cheese mixture, cream cheese, and onion in a large bowl; gently fold in crab. Place crab mixture in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and breadcrumbs. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

Ratings & Reviews

nwilker's Review

August 20, 2011
Sorry, but this recipe was just not for me. It could have been cause i used "fake crab" or my choice of hot sauce... but i just don't think it's worth making again. Pretty easy and cool to use cottage cheese, but still just anh.

KathyinManvel's Review

January 09, 2011
Got several compliments at a get-together with friends. I used canned crab(three 6 oz cans). Next time I think I will try fresh lumped crab for a slightly different texture. The taste is good (not bland) but I might add just a bit more green onion next time and bit more hot sauce. I found that the cooking time was a bit short and it needed to sit for a few minutes before serving to allow time to set. I will make this again.

Cookinlady5's Review

December 22, 2010
This recipe was very easy and excellent. You couldn't even tell it was light. I added a little extra green onions and hot sauce for flavor and used all canned crab. I will definitely be making this again.

sharonff's Review

November 26, 2010
I served this for Thanksgiving -- made this with only real crab and as the recipe states. Was really bland, so I added two seeded jalapenos and more than doubled the onion, a can of drained artichoke hearts and a bit more salt. Overall it got some compliments but I still wasn't happy with it. Needed more flavor. I"m sure some good cooks out there could figure out how to punch it up.

MeMyselfAndPie's Review

November 19, 2010
A very good dip! Didn't taste light at all, and was perfect with melba toasts and whole grain pita chips. Would be great for a holiday party appetizer. I used half lump crab and half white crab to cut costs. Tasted just as good. Step-by-step photos on my blog:

chbinder's Review

May 22, 2010
I made this for a graduation party. Everyone loved it and couldn't believe it was a cooking light recipe. I used can crab which worked out well -- tasty, easy and less expensive to make. I would make it again.

reekyrocks's Review

March 06, 2010
This was a big hit at my Golden Globes party, and I am doing it again for the Oscars. I used canned crab meat and that worked fine. I also liked a little extra hot sauce. One last suggestion is to add some grated white cheddar on top near the end!

Patten's Review

November 26, 2009
really enjoyed this and got rave reviews from guests! i put 1/2 lb of "good" crab from the fish department and 1/2 lb of canned. i think it would have been fine (and a heck of a lot cheaper) with 1 lb of canned.

doodles's Review

September 13, 2009
This was delicious. I tossed in some cooked salad shrimp and a dash of curry powder. Big hit at the birthday party. i used sturdy Scoops for dipping. This will be a keeper.

kjok1212's Review

June 17, 2009
I brought this to a dinner party and everyone said it was excellent. I didn't feel that the breadcrumb topping cripsed up like it should have, so I may either add less or leave it out next time.