Crab Dip Recipe
Crab dip is easy and quick to make. With just a few ingredients you can have a delicious and hot appetizer for tailgating or upcoming football season.
This baked crab dip will be perfect for the upcoming holidays. It’s also great for potluck parties.
I will guarantee that your friends and family will love you and this easy crab dip with cream cheese recipe.
How to Make Hot Crab Dip?
To make this baked appetizer, I used fresh Dungeness crab meat, Philadelphia cream cheese, mayonnaise, seasonings and mixed together in a bowl.
After the ingredients are mixed, transfer to a pretty baking dish and top with cheddar cheese.
The final step is baking it in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes.
What Kind of Crab to Use?
I used Dungeness Crab meat, but Blue Crab would be good as well. If neither of those options are available, you can use imitation or canned crab meat.
What Do You Eat Baked Crab Dip With?
This appetizer can be eaten with sliced French baguette or your favorite crackers. You may toast the sliced baguette if you like.
You can also serve with toasted bread, bread sticks or pita chips.
- Be careful to not over mix the ingredients in the bowl because you will break up the crab meat.
- Be sure to use a high quality mayonnaise. I used Best Foods brand.
- You can adjust the heat by adding more cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce.
- You can use any cheese you prefer, such as pepper jack or mozzarella.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Freeze Crab Dip?
Yes, of course you can, but I do not recommend it. Before freezing, cool completely and then cover with plastic wrap. Do not freeze for more than 2 days.
How Do You Reheat Crab Dip?
You can reheat in the microwave or bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and heated through.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This appetizer recipe yields 28 servings and each serving is only 105 calories.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve this dish with baguette. I recommend the following recipes for easy entertaining at home.
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- 1 lb. (0.4 kg) lump crabmeat (I used two 2-lb live Dungeness crab)
- 1 package (8 oz. /226 g) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Boil the Dungeness crab in hot boiling water until cooked, about 8 minutes. Drain and let cool. Pick the crabmeat from the Dungeness crab. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Old Bay Seasoning, ground mustard and cayenne pepper in a bowl until well blended. Add crabmeat. Toss gently.
- Spread in a baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately with sliced French bread or crackers.
Adapted from McCormick.
Serving Size28 servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 21mgSodium 225mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g