Spicy Drunken Crab Dip

Last week I had mentioned that the fam was coming up for the weekend. Unfortunately that didn’t happen but it was such a nice day on Saturday that we decided to have a couple people over anyway. Since it was so last minute I was trying to find some food to throw together to feed the crowd and this dip was the fav of the night…

The guys ended up going through several bowls, a bag of pretzels & most of the crackers. Luckily I was able to hide a little to enjoy myself. 🙂

We’re a household of spicy food lovers so if you decide to make this dip you may want to gauge your spice-o-meter before adding the full amounts of Tabasco & Sriracha I listed below. Honestly, I’m going on a guesstimate for both hot sauces, I was adding some, tasting, then adding a little more. You know the routine.

I was going to go with a cold dip just throw the ingredients together & bam! you’re done. But with all of the different cheeses and creams, I thought it might give the dip a little something extra if I just heated it up. And we were having a party so why not throw a little beer in as well? 😉

Spicy Drunken Crab Dip


12 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
4 oz low fat sour cream
1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons beer
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons Sriracha hot chili sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco
2 6 oz cans crab meat, drained
crackers or pretzels


In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, beer & dressing until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese, Sriracha & Tabasco.

Heat in microwave for 2 minutes & 30 seconds. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the crab, season with salt & cook for 30 seconds more, 5 minutes in total.

Let stand for 5 minutes then serve with crackers or pretzels.



This bite is for me!!


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12 Responses to “Spicy Drunken Crab Dip”

  1. August 8, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Ranch salad dressing in a packet… what a genius idea 🙂

  2. August 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    I am so in! I love crab dip, I love spicy foods and who doesn’t love beer? Great recipe. I found your blog on foodbuzz and I can’t wait to read more of your recipes.

    • Lacy DeVeney
      August 8, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks Kimberly! I’m heading over to check out your blog right now, glad you were able to find me 🙂

  3. August 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I’m a huge lover of crab dip and this looks awesome!!! Can’t wait to make it.


  4. August 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm #

    Oh – this sounds amazing! I LOVE it! How clever to put some beer in the dip along with all the other yummy ingredients.

    Unfortunately, crab = death for me….I’m SO allergic to it that words fail me. ….dang it! The allergies are about 8 years old, so I know what I’m missing. I LOVE CRAB DIP!

    Awesome post, Lacy. Sorry your family didn’t make it.

    • Lacy DeVeney
      August 3, 2011 at 9:26 am #

      oh no! allergic to cinnamon & crab! 🙁 Thanks for the love regardless!!

  5. August 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    This crab dip looks fantastic! 🙂

  6. August 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    My hubby would be all over this! Great party dip!

  7. August 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Oooh I love spicy dip and eating it with pretzels sound so good. Oh wait – you should eat them with those half ritz the other half pretzel chips- best of both worlds!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      August 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      Ohhhh I bet this is great with pretzel chips, nice idea!!

  8. August 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Nice! I love a spicy dip. So glad the dip worked out for you. There would have been none left in my houshold.

    • Lacy DeVeney
      August 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      I actually had to hide a little bit for myself! This was a HUGE hit with the guys. After the bowl was empty a 3rd time, I figured I’d act like there was none left. 🙂 Sneaky!!