3 Ingredient {5 Minute} Crab Dip

3 ingredient {5 minute} Crab Dip - One secret ingredient makes all the difference!Some time ago, my husband was in hot water with me because of Cruella de Vil. It happened when my now 18 year old son was still young enough to be in a carseat. Someone had just cut me off when I heard his sweet little voice say, “Stupid woman driver!” Now I knew that was not anything I would say, so the only person he could have learned that phrase from was his dad. Of course when I asked my husband about it, he denied ever saying anything like that. And I have to admit, it would have been oddly out of character. It wasn’t until months later when our son was watching 101 Dalmations for the hundredth and one time that I heard that phrase again. As Horace and Jasper are driving, Cruella cuts them off, forcing them off the road into the snow and one of them yells out the window, “Stupid woman driver!” My husband was off the hook.

3 Ingredient {5 minute} Crab DipSpeaking of off the hook, you are going to love this 3 Ingredient {5 Minute} Crab Dip (Hope you all enjoyed that shamelessly cheesy segue, brought to you by Made From Pinterest). I first tasted it at a party and immediately asked for the recipe. The woman who brought it said lightly, it’s just imitation crab, mayonnaise and seasoning. That was all I could get out of her for a long time. I tried over and over to make it, using different spices, spice mixes, you name it. But it never tasted right. I figured there was some super secret blend of hers she just didn’t want to tell me. I finally got out of her that it was Mrs. Dash. I ran right out to get some! And was totally disappointed because it still didn’t taste at all right. When I told her mine didn’t taste right, she told me she had forgotten to tell me it was not just your run of the mill Mrs. Dash. I finally got the secret and I am sharing it with you. Shhh!!! Don’t tell anyone. Extra Spicy. It has to be Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy blend. What a difference! When your friends ask you for the recipe, hold out for as long as you can. But in the end if you have to tell, it’s okay with me. And her…I think.

3 Ingredient {5 Minute} Crab Dip
  • (14) ounce package of imitation crab meat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2½ - 3 teaspoons Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend to taste
  1. Mix it all together and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. May be garnished with chopped chives and served on your favorite cracker.
  3. Yes, it really is that easy!

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  1. Oh, my goodness, you make me excited to try this out, It must be very tasty, I do not know whether I can buy Mr. Dash here in BC, but I will definitely shop around to see if I can find it, but what about the crab meat? what brand you are using? Can you share the name and if possible the package so that I can go for it next time I cross the border and shopping around Bellifair Mall at Washington?? Thanks

    • Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy is available on Amazon. I used Trans Ocean Crab Classics, but any brand of imitation crab meat will do fine. You will find it in the seafood section of the grocery store. I hope you are able to find the ingredients, Edna. The taste is worth it!

      • I made this recipe for a dinner party recently and I have to say – the taste was great! I didn’t have enough time to order the Extra Spicy Mrs. Dash from Amazon, so I used regular Mrs. Dash and some tabasco (per one of the comments). It gave it a real kick… at first it tasted normal and yummy, then pow! The spiciness! It was a hit. My question for you is what kind of Trans Ocean Crab did you use? I used crab sticks and found myself slaving away to separate them into usable strings. I first bought some that came in chunks but those I quickly found weren’t gonna work for this dip. Let me know! Thanks for the recipe!

        • Hi Shelby! I am so glad you liked it. I use whatever imitation crab I find at the grocery store. It is usually in chunks and I use my clean hands to flake it. It usually breaks up fairly easily. I find Extra Spicy Mrs. Dash at the grocery pretty easily, so look for it in the spice aisle. Great to know about the Tabasco sub.

  2. I’ve never tried crab dip, but this looks super easy and so good!

  3. mommylifeafterphd says:

    mmmmm, crab!!!:)

  4. Awesome. :)

  5. sugarloaf50 says:

    Anymore 3 ingredient recipes

  6. I’m 100% noob at all things cooking! do you have to cook imitation crab to eat it?

    • Nope! It is fully cooked and ready to go. That is part of what makes this recipe great, it is a snap to put together!

  7. I just made this and it is very easy! But I think I used a tad too much mayo. I’m going to let it sit a bit and try it on a cracker. If still too mayo-ey I have a little crab left I’ll just add to it. But very easy and cheap to make!

    • Hi Amber! So glad you like it. This definitely gets better after some time for all the flavors to marry. Mine seems mayo-ey to start with and them sort of thickens, so I think you will be pleased after leaving it in the fridge to set a bit. We love this dip. Glad you do too!

  8. This is delicious, and goes together so quickly. I didn’t have the extra spicy Mrs. Dash, so I used the original Mrs. Dash and mixed in some Tabasco. Also, I substituted about 1 tablespoon of the mayo with Greek yogurt to ensure that the mayo flavor wouldn’t be too strong. Thanks for a terrific recipe!

    • I am so glad you liked it. If you liked it with regular Mrs. Dash, wait till you try extra spicy, Jocelyn! I am in love with Greek yogurt right now, that is a great idea. You are very welcome. We sure appreciate hearing from you.

  9. Catherine says:

    Hi Sherri. I am dying to try this but I have a question. Does it have to be imitation crabmeat or can I use real crabmeat in a can? Then again, are all the cans imitation crab? Sorry if this is a silly question but I have never bought it before. Thanks for the recipe. Cathy

    • Hi Cathy! It really is suited best to imitation crab. I have never tried it with real crab. Not a silly question at all. I hope you enjoy this recipe. We love this for entertaining because it is always a hit and so quick and easy!


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