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Crab Dip with Cream Cheese Recipe

Crab Dip with Cream Cheese is the perfect appetizer for any party. Make it as mild or as spicy as you'd like!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how do i make crab dip with cream cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 324kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz diced green chiles (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 oz lump crab meat
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron or regular skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onions, garlic, corn, jalapeños (if using), salt and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, green chiles (if using), Worcestershire sauce and crab meat. Mix well and add to the skillet. Stir until combined.
  • If using a cast-iron skillet, spread dip in an even layer, top with shredded cheese and remove from heat. If not using a cast-iron skillet, coat a square baking dish with cooking spray and add the contents of the skillet topped with shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

  • If you love a little heat but don't have a jalapeno on hand, use a hot sauce such as sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes to spice it up.
  • In the Midwest, we don't have fresh crab readily available so we use lump crab meat. Splurge if you can, but it'll be good either way!
  • Add a teaspoon of garlic powder or 2 minced garlic cloves to your dip if you love garlic!
  • Add a half cup of crispy bacon chopped into the pan for a delicious addition!
  • Squirt the entire dip with freshly squeezed lemon juice just before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 969IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg