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What To Do With Leftover Crab Dip – Best Easy Recipes

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If you love seafood, you might be wondering what you can do with that amazingly flavorful leftover crab dip.

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Crab dips are so delicious as is.

For that reason, you may have trouble getting (and keeping) leftovers.

Savory crab dips, in our experience, tend to go quick.

And there aren’t usually any leftovers.

If it’s crab season, perhaps you made a large batch of crab dip and you have some leftovers.

Then, you’re in luck.

There are many excellent options for how to best enjoy leftovers, depending on the type of crab dip we’re talking about.

We share our crab dip leftover ideas for two basic kinds of crab dip.

The first is a seafood restaurant style parmesan crab dip copycat recipe.

The second type of crab dip leftovers are based on a Red Lobster style crab queso dip.

You’ll be able to enjoy the leftover crab dip in different ways, depending on what type of crab dip you have.

Besides obviously reheating and enjoying it again, you’ll have several delicious ideas at hand for each crab dip.

Similarly, if it’s leftover crabmeat that you have, you can check out our easy recipes for what to do with leftover crabmeat.

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Best Uses for Leftover Crab Dip – Parmesan Crab Dip

With a parmesan crab dip style of crab dip, made with cream cheese and a light sauce, you’ll have some tasty options at hand.

A super easy go to recipe is this crab melt pizza. Just spread the crab dip on a flatbread, add some basic toppings, bake for a few minutes and you are good to go!

Crab Melt Pizza

This easy crab melt flatbread pizza is truly amazing. Use leftovers from a crab dip like Red Lobster copycat parmesan crab dip.

If you have leftover crab dip, such as parmesan crab dip, you can skip the step of making the crab sauce and use the leftover crab dip instead.

That will make this crab melt pizza even easier!

crab melt pita pizza recipe
A spicy crab dip inspired sauce with red peppers, onions and cheese makes up this festive savory pizza that elevates a simple weeknight dinner. Serve with cabbage pizza salad or a house salad.
Check out this recipe

Since our crab melt pita pizza recipe was influenced by crab dip, it’s the perfect easy recipe for crab dip leftovers.

Crab Crustless Quiche

With leftover parmesan and cream cheese style crab dip, you can fold the leftover crab dip into a quiche or omelette.

Here’s a recipe for Crab Crustless Quiche that you can add leftover crab dip to.

Depending on the amount of leftover dip that you have, you might like to replace half of the amount of crab meat with crab dip, or another ratio that suits you.

crab crustless quiche recipe
This crab crustless quiche or oven baked crab omelette is an outstanding dish for a special brunch with its flavorful medley of eggs, cream and delightfully sweet crabmeat. With a hint of Old Bay Seasoning and savory crab shining through, each bite will melt in your mouth!
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Crab Omelet on the Stove Top

If you’re making a crab omelette on the stove top, in a non stick skillet with some butter, on medium high heat, add two whisked eggs. Let cook until it becomes firm.

Then, you can place the crab dip on one half of the omelette.

Fold the omelette over into a half moon shape, while the crab dip heats up inside!

Canned Crabmeat Sushi Maki Roll

If the type of leftover crab dip you have isn’t too saucy, you might be able to incorporate it into a lovely crab sushi roll, similar to the one below.

Just follow the sushi recipe but skip the steps required to make a crab mix, and use the same amount of leftover crab dip instead.

canned crabmeat sushi maki roll recipe
Canned crabmeat sushi maki roll, made with crab salad sandwich mix without mayo, with extra creaminess from cream cheese, is a convenient and tasty roll. Serve with wasabi, homemade spicy sriracha mayo sauce (drizzle over top for a spicy crab roll), soy sauce and pickled ginger.
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Crab Dip Pinwheel Appetizer

Roll up leftover parmesan crab dip in a tortilla and cut into pinwheels for a delicious appetizer. Add some extra fillings inside such as finely diced hot banana peppers, spinach or fresh dill.

Crab Alfredo Linguini

You can mix your leftover parmesan cream cheese style crab dip into the alfredo sauce from this restaurant style crab alfredo recipe and then pour it over and toss with linguini

Red Lobster crab alfredo recipe with linguini recipe
An all-time classic favorite, this rich and creamy Red Lobster crab alfredo linguini is sure to be a hit as part of your homemade seafood dinner menu. It stands on its own as a main course or pairs nicely in smaller portions as a side dish to a variety of fish and shellfish dishes.
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Best Uses For Leftover Crab Dip – Crab Queso Dip

Now that we’ve discussed all of the delicious ways to use parmesan crab dip leftovers, we can move on to the second type of crab dip leftovers you may have.

We’re talking about super savory Crab Queso Dip.

So perhaps you prepared a huge batch of crab queso dip and it didn’t completely disappear.

That’s quite a surprise!

The good news is, you can prepare and enhance so many recipes with leftover crab queso dip.

Try the following:

Seafood Nachos

Go ahead and drizzle the leftover crab queso over some colorful tortilla chips and add additional toppings like grilled shrimp, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions etc.

Top the nachos with the Pico De Gallo, if you still have some, or prepare some more. Pico is amazing when sprinkled over top of the nachos, or you can serve it on the side.

You’ll enjoy all of the zesty flavors of crab queso again, in a similar, but delightful change.

Crabby Cheese Fries

Red Lobster style crabby cheese fries are made with a garlic cream sauce with crabmeat and a zesty cheese sauce.

Our copycat recipe uses air fryer French fries and two sauces.

But you can shortcut to crabby cheese fries by using the leftover crab queso instead of making a new cheese sauce.

Red Lobster crabby cheese fries recipe
Celebrate Crab Fest at home with this Red lobster Crabby Cheese Fries Recipe! Seasoned air fryer French fries are topped with a cheddar cheese sauce and a decadent garlic cream sauce with sweet lump crabmeat in this super satisfying appetizer.
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You can choose to include the garlic cream sauce as the second sauce or omit.

The cheese fries will still be plenty flavorful with the crab queso!

Zesty Cheese Sauce for Vegetables

Use leftover crab queso dip as a flavorful cheese sauce to drizzle over top of a vegetable side dish like steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

You can also enjoy crab queso dip on top of a baked potato!

Anywhere you’d use a zesty cheese sauce, you can substitute leftover crab queso dip.

Did we miss any ideas? Let us know what you love to do with leftover crab dip!

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