Keto Crab Dip

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Keto Crab Dip is just plain good! It is the perfect party appetizer that is not only easy to make, but also delicious.  This dip is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free.

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Keto Crab Dip

One of the best keto-friendly dips you can have is keto crab dip! It's high-fat and low-carb, meaning it will keep you satisfied without all the carbs.

This dip is perfect for parties, game day feasts, and everything in between.

You'll want to keep making it over and over again because it is such a crowdpleaser.

close up of keto crab dip with melted cheese

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Is Crab Keto-Friendly?

Crab is a great seafood to enjoy on the ketogenic diet because it's full of protein and nutrients, while at the same time only containing a small amount of carbs. 

Make sure you use good quality crab meat so the flavor comes out!

This crab dip is also made with sour cream and cheddar cheese, so you have good fats to pair with the high-protein seafood. It's a keto win-win!

melted cheddar cheese on top of crab dip

What's In Keto Crab Dip? 

To make our keto crab dip, we used the following low-carb ingredients.  

overhead shot of crab dip with melted cheese

How to Make Keto Crab Dip

This dip is so easy to make and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!

First, preheat the oven and mix all ingredients (except the crab) in a bowl. Next add the crab and gently fold it in to keep the lump meat intact.

Pour the mixture into a cast-iron skillet or casserole dish and top with cheddar cheese.

Then, bake until the cheese melts and bubbles! Garnish with scallions, seasoning, chives, or parsley.

Feel free to serve this keto crab dip with some crudites, low-carb crackers, or keto soft pretzels!

keto crab dip with melted cheese

Can You Use Other Seafood Instead? 

We recommend using high-quality crab to get that delicious “crab dip” flavor.

We haven't experimented with other seafood dips, but stay tuned for more recipes!

Also, don't use imitation crab meat. It is highly processed, has sugar and additives that aren't keto-friendly, and will not make your dip taste as fresh.

melted cheddar cheese on top of crab dip

Is Keto Crab Dip Good for You?

Our keto crab dip is full of ingredients that will fill you up and keep your body in ketosis: 

  • Crab meat provides abundant protein that can improve heart health and brain development.
  • Cheddar cheese and sour cream provide fats that will fill you up, keeping you satisfied and preventing you from eating the whole skillet! Opt for raw and organic varieties – quality is key!
  • Salt provides minerals that are necessary for nerve and muscle function. Use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic sea salt rather than table salt.

cheddar cheese, crab, mayo, and parsley in a cast iron skillet

How to Serve The Dip

We like to carefully remove this dip from the oven and serve it directly from the skillet.

If you try to transfer it to another serving dish, the beautiful layer of golden cheese on top will be destroyed.

Just make sure to warn your family and/or party guests that the skillet is HOT! 

Place a serving spoon next to the dip and let everyone help themselves.

keto dip with crab and melted cheese

Don't Forget the Keto Pretzels

We love dipping keto pretzels or keto garlic knots into this dip!

The cheesiness of the dip pairs really well with a doughy pretzel or garlic knot, so definitely make a batch to serve with this dip. 

For a little extra fun, you can also add a few drops of hot sauce to your dip! 

knife scooping out crab and cheese dip

More Keto Appetizer Recipes

Looking for more keto appetizers? Check out these favorites:

keto crab dip with melted cheese


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