Hot Crab Dip

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Hot Crab Dip is so good, you will want to have a party just so you have an excuse to make it. Seafood lovers and dip connoisseurs will both fall for this timeless and delicious dip. 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

This Hot Crab Dip recipe is so good, you will want to have a party just so you have an excuse to make it. Seafood lovers and dip connoisseurs will both fall for this timeless and delicious dip. 

Hot crab dip recipe in a baking dish with a spatula.

When Hot Crab Dip is part of your entertaining menu, you know that the party will indeed be a success. Super easy to make and so tantalizing to eat, it is always a winner.

Why Baked Crab Dip Works

This Hot Crab Dip is the type of appetizer that the crowd is always standing in front of to get just one more bite. Really, it is that good plus it has the benefit of being super simple to make.

Chip and Dip even has it’s own day. Therefore, you know it is popular. Find out more here.

How to Make Hot Crab Dip Recipe – Step by Step 

step by step process for making hot crab dip

  • Set Oven: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine: Second, mix together the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Pour into Dish: Next, spread the mixture in a baking dish and then bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the dip is golden brown.
  • Finish: Finally, garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

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What can I Serve with Old Bay Crab Dip

  • Bread Bowl. Put it in a bread bowl of rye or pumpernickel
  • Toasted baguettes or breadstick are so good with this dip.
  • Vegetables. It is a classic. Carrots, celery etc.
  • Crackers. Always a favorite but consider a crostini or garlic bread stick.
  • Chips. Thick hearty tortilla chips or pita chips.
Hot crab dip recipe on a cracker

Can I Make this Dip Ahead of Time

Again, crab Dip Comes together so quickly, you really do not have to make it in advance. However, if you know that you do not have time to spare you can make it up to 3 days ahead of time and bake it before serving. Just keep it in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

Leftovers can be reheated on the stove top in a sauce pan or in the microwave.


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Baked crab dip recipe in a baking dish with crackers and a spatula

Expert Tips for Making the Best Crab Dip

  • Double up: Great for a great recipe for a crowd so make more.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Hot Sauce: Kick it up with a little hot sauce.
  • More Seafood: Really, like seafood, add more of your favorites to this dip.
  • Cheese: I use mozzarella but alternatively you could use swiss, cheddar or a combination of them all.

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Hot Crab Dip

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Hot Crab Dip is so good, you will want to have a party just so you have an excuse to make it. Seafood lovers and dip connoisseurs will both fall for this timeless and delicious dip. 
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Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup lump crab meat
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Green onion for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture in a baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the dip is golden brown.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions before serving.

Expert Tips

 
  • Double up: Great for a great recipe for a crowd so make more.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Hot Sauce: Kick it up with a little hot sauce.
  • More Seafood: Really, like seafood, add more of your favorites to this dip.
  • Cheese: I use mozzarella but alternatively you could use swiss, cheddar or a combination of them all.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 406IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

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