Hot Crab Dip

Easy Crab Dip Recipe – This creamy and savory recipe is perfect for parties, gatherings, or even a cozy night in. It’s loaded with tender lump crabmeat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, a touch of Cajun seasoning, and more, resulting in a dip that’s pure seafood delight. Serve it with your favorite dippers – from crispy crackers to fresh veggies. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser and a must-have addition to your appetizer lineup.

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Baked Maryland Crab Dip

If you follow the blog, you probably already know that I am not a big seafood fan. The only seafood that I eat are crab cakes and this Hot Crab Dip. This dip is a heavenly concoction that’s all about pure, unadulterated deliciousness. Tender lumps of crabmeat, creamy cream cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cajun seasoning, and Cajun seasoning. When baked to golden perfection, this dip is an irresistible combination of flavors that’ll leave you reaching for more. Whether you’re scooping it up with tortilla chips, crostini, crackers, or fresh veggies, every bite is a savory explosion of taste. Trust me, you won’t be able to resist.

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How to Make The Best Crab Dip

This appetizer is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and cajun seasoning with an electric mixer on low speed. Add grated cheese and green onions to the bowl and stir to combine. Gently fold in jumbo lump crab meat with a rubber spatula. Spread dip mixture into a small baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly. Garnish with green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use fresh crab meat, canned crab meat, or imitation crab meat.
  • How do you get the fishy taste out of crab dip? To get rid of the fishy taste in crab dip, ensure you are using fresh crab meat. Additionally, adding ingredients like lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, or Old Bay Seasoning can help to mask any lingering fishiness.
  • Is crab dip low-carb? For a keto-friendly dip, omit the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • lemon juice
    • sour cream
    • sharp cheddar cheese
    • mozzarella
    • Old Bay Seasoning
    • Ranch Seasoning
  • Here is our recipe for Cajun Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can I make crab dip in advance? Yes. Mix together the dip ingredients and spread them into a baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.
  • Can I make Crab Dip in the crock pot? Yes. Mix together the dip and spread into a small slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Hot Crab Dip

When it comes to serving up this fantastic dip, the possibilities are endless. It’s a versatile companion that plays well with a variety of dippers. For a classic pairing, think of slices of warm, toasted bread, providing a crispy contrast to the creamy dip. Tortilla chips or pita chips add a great crunch. If you’re in the mood for something crispy and buttery, crackers are a trusty sidekick. And if you want to keep it on the healthier side, fresh, crunchy veggies like carrot sticks, celery sticks, and bell pepper slices are your go-to partners. No matter what you serve with this creamy dip, it is sure to be a hit with your guests! Even those seafood haters!!

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Crab Dip Recipe

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Easy Crab Dip Recipe – This creamy and savory recipe is perfect for parties, gatherings, or even a cozy night in. It's loaded with tender lump crabmeat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, green onions, a touch of Cajun seasoning, and more, resulting in a dip that's pure seafood delight. Serve it with your favorite dippers – from crispy crackers to fresh veggies. It's the ultimate crowd-pleaser and a must-have addition to your appetizer lineup.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and cajun seasoning with an electric mixer on low speed. Add grated cheese and green onions to the bowl and stir to combine. Gently fold in jumbo lump crab meat with a rubber spatula.
  • Spread dip mixture into a small baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly.

Notes:

  • You can use fresh crab meat, canned crab meat, or imitation crab meat.
  • How do you get the fishy taste out of crab dip? To get rid of the fishy taste in crab dip, ensure you are using fresh crab meat. Additionally, adding ingredients like lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, or Old Bay Seasoning  can help to mask any lingering fishiness.
  • Is crab dip low-carb? For a keto-friendly dip, omit the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • lemon juice
    • sour cream
    • sharp cheddar cheese
    • mozzarella
    • Old Bay Seasoning
    • Ranch Seasoning
  • Here is our recipe for Cajun Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • Can I make crab dip in advance? Yes. Mix together the dip ingredients and spread them into a baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.
  • Can I make Crab Dip in the crock pot? Yes. Mix together the dip and spread into a small slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Comments

  1. Renee1003 – interesting idea! I don't see why that wouldn't work. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. Enjoy!

  2. I'm allergic to crab but during football season I make hubby foods he loves that I can't eat. (Go ahead… nominate me for a Nobel Peace Prize… I deserve it)

  3. Mmmm, delicious! I hope you'll stop over and play along on my new Tailgating Time at Seaside Simplicity! 🙂

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