crab dip and wonton chips
take the stress out of holiday entertaining with this easy crab dip and wonton chips, and appetizer that it sure to be a hit with all your guests
It never hurts to have a few really delicious and easy appetizers stuffed in your back pocket. This crab dip and wonton chips is my new fave! There always seem to be last minute invites or unexpected guests at this time of year, and I love to be prepared. The past few years my go-to holiday appetizer for both entertaining at home or taking to go has been this easy slow cooker pizza dip. With only four ingredients it takes just a few minutes to prep and then cooks while you get on with the rest of the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Even though it is such an easy dish, I get bored easily and wanted to try something different for parties this year. Different but till easy. With Stella’s birthday this week, and Christmas a few weeks after that on top of moving, my time is in short supply. It’s hard to beat a hot crab dip when it comes to crowd pleasing appetizers. It’s crab and cheese, how can you go wrong. And it pairs wonderfully with Cavit wines, it is a celebration after all.
Crackers are typically used with crab dip, but I love crab and cream cheese stuffed wontons, so I made wonton chips for dipping. They’re just as easy as the dip to prepare and bake up in only 6 minutes.
crab dip and wonton chips
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, divided
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lb lump crab meat, picked clean for shells
- green onions, minced
- for the chips -
- wonton wraps, cut into triangles ( mine was a 12 ounce package)
- olive oil
- coarse sea salt
- heat oven to 350 degrees
- combine the cream cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, Worcestershire, lemon juice, and cayenne
- season with salt and pepper,and fold in the crab
- spoon dip into a 1 -1 1/2 qt casserole dish, and top with the remaining Parmesan
- bake dip for 30 minutes
- place wonton triangles on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray
- mist with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
- bake for 6 minutes
- once baked, sprinkle the crab dip with minced green onion and serve with wonton chips
I baked the dip and wonton chips at the same time, but this is also a great slow cooker dip. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, Worcestershire, lemon juice, spices and then fold in the crab. Place in a slow cooker and cook on high for 90 minutes. Garnish with green onion and serve with your chips.
Both dips are delicious and the wonton chips can be made the day ahead and kept in zip top bags without losing any crispness at all.