Spicy Crab Dip | Air Fryer Crab Dip Recipe

Crab Dip

I can’t wait for you to try this Spicy Crab Dip recipe. It’s an easy recipe that is perfect as an appetizer, or even as a quick lunch idea. It’s creamy, spicy, cheesy and loaded with crab, so it’s basically all the best type of foods combined into one amazing dip.

Crab Dip

#feast-advanced-jump-to { z-index: 999; border: none; opacity: 0.97; background: #FCFCFC; border-left:4px solid #CCC; padding:5px 0 10px 20px; margin-bottom: 57px;} #feast-advanced-jump-to summary, #feast-advanced-jump-to ul{ margin-left:0;min-height:50px;} #feast-advanced-jump-to li { list-style-type:none; } #feast-advanced-jump-to li a { text-decoration: none; }@media only screen and (max-width: 800px) { .single h2 { display: block; position: relative; padding-top: 83px; margin-top: -83px; } }

Jump to:

What Makes This Crab Dip Recipe The Perfect Snack?

  • Fast. Ready for snacking in less than 30 minutes.
  • Easy. Mix, air fry, and serve.
  • Low Carb. Only 2 carbs per serving.
  • Versatile. Eat this as an appetizer, snack, or even a light meal.
  • Delicious. Loaded with bold, savory flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

The air fryer makes this Spicy Crab Dip super simple to make. In just a few minutes, and with a few ingredients, you can be enjoying a warm, melty dip that’s perfect for dipping veggies, crackers, bread, and more.

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Spicy Crab Dip

How Do You Make Crab Dip From Scratch?

This is one of my famous “non-recipe” recipes. All you need to do to make this easy crab dip is mix together all but a few finishing ingredients, air fry until bubbly and warm, and add a splash of lemon juice and parsley before serving.

You’ll be blown away at how much flavor comes from such a simple recipe.

  1. Mix together the crab, mayonnaise, cheese, scallions hot sauce salt, and pepper and place them in a 6-inch heatproof pan.
  2. Place the pan in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook in the air fryer until the cheese melts
  4. Remove the pan, mix in lemon juice and parsley and serve hot. 

Tips And Tricks For Making Hot Crab Dip

  • Control the spiciness of this Spicy Crab Dip recipe by choosing your own hot sauce for that portion of the recipe.
  • If you’re like me and love things to be so spicy your tongue is numb, you can always add more hot sauce, or a spicier hot sauce as well.
  • If you want to eliminate that step altogether because you’re afraid it will be too spicy, then you can do that too.

What Do You Serve With Crab Dip?

What you decide to serve with this Crab Dip recipe all depends on if you plan to eat it as a snack, an appetizer, or as a light meal.

I initially made this recipe as a snack, but quickly found it was great as a sandwich or crostini for a light lunch. Here are a few different delicious vessels you can use for dipping or meal prepping.

How Long Does Crab Dip Last?

This Spicy Crab Dip is so delicious that you’ll want to eat it all as soon as you make it. But if you have a little more self-control than I do, this Crab Dip recipe can last 3-5 days in your refrigerator.

Want More Delicious Dip Recipes?

  • Keto Baked Chicken Poppers combines chicken, 2 kinds of cheese, peppers, and bacon to get a hearty, keto-friendly low carb appetizer. 
  • Crazy Good Salmon Dip is a fantastic appetizer or snack that is great for any small gathering or movie night.
  • Greek Yogurt Dip will remind you of your favorite restaurant spinach dip without all of the carbs and calories.
  • Roasted Pepper Dip has the perfect amount of flavor and heat to add a kick to even the most boring appetizer spread.
Crab Dip

If you love snacking on this Crab Dip recipe as much as I do, make sure you share it with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest so they can try it too.

★ Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below! Just click on the stars in the recipe card to rate. Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!

Crab Dip

Keto Spicy Crab Dip

Keto Spicy Crab Dip is a creamy, cheesy and delicious crab dip that’s perfect for an appetizer, or even as a quick lunch idea!

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #ffffff; }

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Course: Appetizers, Snacks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: air fryer recipe, crab dip, seafood recipe, Spicy Crab Dip

Servings: 4

Calories: 359kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

Click on highlighted ingredients or Equipment to see exactly what I use to make this recipe



  • In a 6-inch heatproof pan, mix together the crab, mayonnaise, cheese, scallions hot sauce salt and pepper. 

  • Place the pan in the air fryer basket.

  • Set the airfryer to 400F for 7 minutes until the cheese melts

  • Remove the pan, mix in lemon juice and parsley and serve hot. 

Note: I split the recipe into four servings to calculate nutrition, which is more like a light lunch size portion, especially if combined with veggies or crackers as a dip. 

Get support & connect with our community on Facebook!


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 29g | Sugar: 1g

Tried this recipe?Follow @twosleevers and Pin it!

Originally Published August 24, 2018


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here