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Crab Dip Cheeseball Recipe

Get ready to impress your guests with a showstopping appetizer – our Creamy Crab Dip Cheeseball! This irresistible concoction brings together the lusciousness of crab dip with the convenience of a cheeseball. The result? A flavor explosion that’ll have your friends and family asking for the recipe. Perfect for parties, game nights, or any occasion where you want to elevate your appetizer game.

Exciting Story: The first time we unveiled the Crab Dip Cheeseball at a party, it was like an instant hit of gastronomic joy. The creamy texture, the subtle heat, and the unmistakable taste of crab created a buzz that lingered in the room. Since then, it’s become our go-to party pleaser. There’s something magical about seeing people’s eyes light up as they dip into the rich, flavorful goodness. It’s not just an appetizer; it’s the centerpiece of memorable gatherings.

Why This Crab Dip Cheeseball is a Sensation:

Selling Points:

  • Seafood Elegance: Elevate your appetizer spread with the luxurious taste of crab, bringing a touch of the ocean to your table.
  • Versatility: Spread it on crackers, dip with veggies, or simply enjoy it with your favorite chips – this cheeseball is a versatile delight.
  • Easy Entertaining: Impress your guests without breaking a sweat; this recipe is a breeze to make, leaving you more time to enjoy the party.
  • Perfect Pairing: The marriage of creamy cheese and succulent crab creates a flavor symphony that’s undeniably delicious.


  • For an extra layer of crunch, coat the cheeseball with chopped nuts like almonds or pecans.
  • Adjust the hot sauce according to your spice preference.
  • This cheeseball can be made a day in advance for stress-free party prep.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use imitation crabmeat?

A: Absolutely! While fresh crab is preferred, imitation crab works well and is more budget-friendly.

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Q: Can I make this cheeseball ahead of time?

A: Yes, it’s even better when made ahead; the flavors meld for a more delicious experience. Just coat it in parsley right before serving.

Crab Dip Cheeseball Recipe

Crab Dip Cheeseball Recipe

Recipe by Alexandra
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  • 1 package 1 (8 oz / 226g) cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup 1 (120g) lump crabmeat, drained and picked

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60g) mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons 2 (30g) chopped green onions

  • 1 tablespoon 1 (15g) Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 hot sauce (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 dried dill

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (30g) chopped fresh parsley (for coating)


  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crabmeat, mayonnaise, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill.
  • Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Shape the mixture into a ball and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  • Before serving, roll the cheeseball in chopped fresh parsley for a vibrant coating.
  • Serve with crackers, chips, or veggies and watch it disappear!

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