Recipes 8

Crab Dip

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning your choice of seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste-can be omitted
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce more to taste
  • 1 lb jumbo lump crab meat

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add cream cheese to a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Stir in mayo, sour cream, garlic, green onion, Old Bay seasoning, salt, Worcestershire, and lemon juice.
  • Add ¾ cup cheddar cheese and hot sauce and mix until smooth. Stir in crab meat.
  • Spread into a 9″ pie dish or similar size baking pan and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  • Serve warm, with slices of sourdough bread, crackers, tortilla chips or chopped cold veggies.
  • Leftover crab dip will keep, stored covered in the fridge, for up to 5 days. Rewarm in the microwave.

Notes

Salt: Taste a little of the crab. If it tastes salty, you can omit the added salt.
Make Ahead Instructions: Crab dip can be prepared 1- days ahead of time, stored covered in the fridge, then baked according to instructions.
Variations:
  • Cold Crab Dip: prepare dip as instructed, but don’t bake (serve it cold).
  • Crockpot Crab Dip: Add dip to the slow cooker and cook on low for 1-2 hours, until heated through.
  • Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl: For an extra fun appetizer, bake the crab dip right inside a bread bowl (homemade or a large round store-bought loaf). Hollow out the bread, leaving about an inch around the inside edges. Fill with crab dip and bake as directed in recipe. Save the removed bread pieces for dipping.

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