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Hot crab dip: the popular party recipe

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist



Cream cheese, softned
8 oz
Sour cream
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup
Garlic powder
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp
Lemon juice
2 tbsp
Lump crab meat
1 lb
salt and pepper to taste

Hot crab dip is a wickedly good party appetizer that your guests will absolutely adore. This thick, creamy, decadently cheese dish is also known as Maryland crab dip and is a super tasty recipe which marries lump crab meat with a generous helping of cream cheese, cheese, and spices. Try adding a dash or two of Old Bay seasoning for extra flavor – it's a killer combination!

What is the best crab meat for crab dip?

Lump crab meat from a can is always a safe bet for hot crab dip. You can also use fresh crab meat, however, it's slightly more expensive.


What to serve with hot crab dip

Bread is always a great choice for hot crab dip. Spreading the crab dip over a fresh baguette is always a tasty way to enjoy this dish. Tortilla or pita chips are also delicious, as are crackers.

Can you freeze crab dip?

If you have leftovers or want to make it ahead of time for a party, you can freeze hot crab dip. Let it cool completely before storing in the freezer. When you're ready to reheat it, heat it slowly over a low heat to prevent the cheese from separating. That said, this dish tastes best straight out of the oven.

How to make Hot Crab Dip

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix all of the ingredients except the crab meat in a large bowl.

Once combined, gently fold in crab meat.

Spread the dip evenly across a small baking dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

It should bubble up and be completely heated through. Serve while hot.

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