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11 Crab-tastic Crab Dips for the Big Game

Happy #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!

Rumor has it, some of us will be watching football next weekend! Playoffs have been a nail-biter, and there’s no saying which team will emerge victorious and claim the Lombardi Trophy after next Sunday’s game. But there are two things Seafoodies can count on. One, the commercials will be entertaining. And, two, if you serve (or bring) crab dip, you’ll be crowned MVP, regardless of your running and passing skills.

We all know that when it comes to the Big Game, the food is just as memorable as the half-time show. Whether you plan to huddle at home or away, crab is always a winning choice! This craveable crustacean has a distinctive but delicate flavor that makes it a versatile player. Stir some crab into your guac or artichoke dip for extra nutritional points or blend it with just a few ingredients to let its sweet taste shine through. Dressed up or down, served with crackers or crudités, the results will be amazing!

Did we mention that crab is good for you, too? It’s already low in fat and calories, rich in protein and a great source of vitamin B-12 and omega-3s, so a crab dip doesn’t have to be as indulgent as it tastes. To help you balance the heaviness of the typical game-day spread with some lighter fare, we’ve pulled together some of the tastiest, crowd-pleasingest, better-for-you crab dip recipes we could find. And you’ll notice a recipe that calls for surimi (which can also be used in any of these recipes and is an amazing source of protein). We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised that with some simple swaps like subbing in probiotic-rich Greek yogurt for mayo, you can enjoy your favorite dip guilt-free.

Whether you like your crab dip creamy or crunchy, hot or cold, you’ll find a healthful option here. These dips are all super-portable, too, making them the perfect pot-luck contribution. Trust us, crab dip is always a most welcome guest!

May the best dip … ummm, the best team … win!

Healthy Red Pepper Crab Dip

Bubbly baked crab dip stays light when you sub in Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese and a colorful array of veggies.

Skinny Crab Artichoke Dip with Jalapeño

With tender lump crabmeat, roasted peppers, Parmesan and Gruyère, this lightened-up version of spinach-artichoke dip is too crabulously good to stay on the sidelines!

Crab Salad

Attention, shellfish aficionados: Get a bite now, because this flawless blend of sweet crab, creamy avocado, crunchy veggies will be devoured before half-time!

Curried Surimi Dip

Substitution! Surimi, made from pollock, is often easier to find than fresh crab, so it makes a seaworthy sub in this cheesy curry dip or in just about any crab recipe.

Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups

These lemony, crab-filled wonton cups are so tempting, you’re likely to be tackled as you bring them in from the kitchen!

Shrimp & Crab Dip Stuffed Tomatoes

This app blends two of our favorite shellfish, three cheeses and a dash of heat in an adorable, bite-sized package. Score!

Hot Crab Dip

Are you down for a guilt-free bite? Low-fat ingredient swaps and some kicky jalapeño team up to make this cheesy dip taste way more decadent than it really is.

5-Minute Crab Dip

When the clock’s ticking down and the pressure’s on, you’ll be glad you’ve got this six-ingredient, easy-prep dip in your playbook!

Avocado Crab Dip

Crab + creamy guac is always a smart play for a hearty app or light meal. You can sub in lower-fat dairy for an even healthier dish.

Crab Rangoon Dip

With cream cheese, soy sauce and wonton strips, this dip borrows elements from the Chinese-American treat we all know and love. The crowd goes wild!

Layered Crab Dip

One of the prettiest crab dips we’ve ever seen! No matter what color jersey you’re rooting for, we think this bright red-and-white layered app is the perfect addition to your Big Game spread.

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