Hot Crab, Artichoke, and Jalapeno Spread

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This crock pot recipe frees up the oven during the busy holiday season. Serve this with tortilla chips or crackers. Recipe is from Canada's Best Slow Cooker Recipes by Donna-Marie Pye.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a nonstick skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat.
  2. Add jalapeño and red pepper; saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Combine sauteed peppers with remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix well and spoon into prepared slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 21/2 hours. Do not stir.
  6. Alternatively, cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then reduce to low to keep warm until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

My DH loved this recipe, but I think it would taste better if it was changed to half sour cream and half with mayo. I really didn't care for the celery seed, so I would change it to Italian seasoning or Old Bay Seasoning. I used fresh crab meat and I added a bit more Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. I bought one of those mini crock pots and it fitted about 1-1/2 cups, so it only worked well for a group of four. I will use the rest of the dip for a family gathering this week. I served it on toasted pita triangles. I would do this one again, but with the changes. Thanks for the posting

Abby Girl November 02, 2008

We were in awe of this wonderfully tasteful and easy recipe to use some handpicked crab meat from the Maryland blue crabs this past weekend. I halved this recipe, and it came out beautifully. I used about half of the crab meat that went into the crock with the other ingredients. At the end of cooking time, I took the lump crab meat and folded that in ever so gently, so the large lumps remained. I served on large tortilla chips with a little piece of crispy lettuce on top of the chip with a dab of crab mixture on top. Topped off with some of the chunked jalapeno and a dash of Old Bay. This was grand, cookiedog! Thanks for saving my kitchen from the sweltering heat. Made for *ZWT4* June 2008.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 22, 2008