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Dec 23

Slow Cooker Crab Dip

Crab is probably my favorite types of seafood (and yes, one of the few that I enjoy). You may have even noticed before this that my seafood tag only contained one lonely item. Having discovered over the past year that I really like crab (legs, cakes, dip…what’s not to like?), I decided to give my lonely Baked Clams Oreganata a friend. This Slow Cooker Crab Dip is perfect for a party or potluck because it takes almost no effort. You can literally put it all together during a commercial break and then it’s ready to cook. How easy is that?

I doubled the original recipe and added more crab because I have a big slow cooker, but feel free to halve it for a smaller crowd (though I would still use 2 cans of crab if you halve the recipe). The sweetness of the crab meat and the onion really shine through in this creamy dip, so it serves well with salted crackers, pita chips or pretzels.

Since I am not planning to post again until after Christmas, Happy Holidays to all of you! Thanks for being amazing.

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Slow Cooker Crab Dip

Yield: 16 (rounded 1/4 cup) servings


  • 2 (8 oz) packages of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup plain fat free yogurt
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 small sweet onions, diced small (about 1 cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 (6 oz) cans of lump crab meat, drained and flaked (I used Bumble Bee Fancy Lump Crab)


  1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and stir together. Cook for 2 ½ – 3 hours on low until ingredients are hot and combined. Serve warm.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
3 per serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information:
118 calories, 4 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 7 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 9 g protein, 0 g fiber (from

slightly adapted from Taste of Home

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2 Responses to “Slow Cooker Crab Dip”

  1. #
    EvaNadine — December 23, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

    what size slow-cooker do you use? and what temperature do you have it set to (low or high)?
    this sounds super-scrumptious! like you, im not a huge fan of seafood, but i always have room for some crab or shrimp!

  2. #
    Mary Beth — December 23, 2013 @ 11:25 pm

    Thank you! Just what I needed, a WW friendly crab dip! Sounds divine and I can’t wait to make it. Merry Holidays to you! I look forward to many more of your fabu recipes in the New Year!! You make my WW journey so much easier…

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