Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Yum! Always a hit at parties! This recipe makes a lot, enough to fill a 9X13 dish. You may wish to cut the recipe in half for smaller gatherings (but I don't recommend it - this stuff goes fast!) Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine the softened cream cheese and ranch dressing together. Spread cheese mixture over the bottom of a 9X13 dish.
  2. Pour seafood cocktail sauce over the cheese layer and spread thinly.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded Cheddar cheese over top of the cocktail sauce layer.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining toppings (imitation crab, shrimp, green pepper, tomato and green onions)over the layers.
  5. Cover with foil and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Most Helpful

5 5

I probably wouldn't have even thought to try this recipe because I never thought of seafood in a layer dip. However, I tried a similar recipe when they were passing out samples at the grocery store. They were selling it for something like $7.99 a pound. I didn't want to spend that much money on it, so I wrote down the ingredients and searched for similar recipes. This recipe is great! I used fat free wherever I could and it still tasted great. But you definitely want to let this sit overnight. We ate it after only 2 or 3 hours in the refrigerator, but the leftovers the next day were much better. This would be perfect for a party since it can be made in advance and that only enhances the flavor. I am so glad I found this recipe!