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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

This super cheesy and comforting hot crab dip is a party staple! It is an irresistible appetizer that comes together quickly and easily. Serve with baby carrots, pita chips or crackers for dipping!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 6 oz. lump crab meat
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz. diced green chiles optional
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomatoes chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a square or medium round baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the crab meat, cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheddar, green chiles (if using), Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and add to the prepared dish. Spread in an even layer and top with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Top with green onions and fresh tomatoes. Serve immediately with pita chips, crackers or baby carrots!


We recommend using refrigerated lump crabmeat for this recipe for best results. If you are unable to find it, chop up approximately 1 cup of imitation crab and use as a replacement.
Cheddar cheese can easily be replaced with cheddar-jack cheese, mozzarella, provolone, monterey jack or any cheese that melts well.
Squirt lemon juice into the crab mixture for an extra punch of freshness!
There are a ton of options for dipping! Consider serving pita chips, crackers, tortilla chips or baby carrots alongside the dip.
Reduce the cream cheese by half and omit sour cream for a more healthy dish.
Add a dash of Old Bay Seasoning to the dip for extra flavor!


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 508IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg
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