Crap Dip is perfect for game day or dinner parties! This decadent baked dip features ingredients like cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, crab meat, and more. It only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and it’s always a huge hit at parties. Make this easy appetizer today!
- Why We Love This Crab Dip Recipe
- Variations on Hot Crab Dip
- How to Store and Reheat
- Serving Suggestions
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- Becky’s tips
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- How to Make Crab Dip Step by Step
Why We Love This Crab Dip Recipe
Out of all of my favorite easy appetizer recipes, this one definitely ranks in the top 5. You know when you just keep dipping chip after chip and don’t even realize how much you’ve eaten? This is one of those dips! You may want to consider making a double batch or second serving if you’re serving it to a larger crowd.
- Crabby. Calling all seafood lovers – you’re going to love this dip that features an entire pound of crab meat!
- Decadent. If a recipe calls for cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream, you know it’s going to be supremely decadent in the best way. Creamy, cheesy, and delectable!
- Quick. With just about 15 minutes of prep and 20 minutes in the oven, this easy recipe should only take you about half an hour or so from start to finish.
Variations on Hot Crab Dip
If the price tag on a pound of fresh crab meat is a bit too hefty, fear not! You can always use canned crab meat and it’ll be just as tasty. Just remember to drain it well before folding it into the creamy dip mixture.
Some other easy swaps include using low-fat instead of full-fat cream cheese, Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, and Colby or pepper jack cheese in place of cheddar. I recommend using full-fat cream cheese, but you can also use low-fat. For a spicy dip, add a bit of hot sauce or diced canned jalapeños.
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover crab dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or rewarmed in the microwave or oven. I do not recommend freezing this dip.
Crab dip is a thick, creamy, cheesy dip made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and lump crab meat.
I like to use lump crab meat, which is meat from the body of the crab. You can use fresh or frozen crab meat, but I do not recommend using imitation crab.
This particular dip is served hot, but you can also serve it cold. If you’d like to have it cold, simply don’t bake it!
I love to pair this cheesy dip with crackers, pita chips, tortilla chips, bread, or baguette slices. I recommend sticking with plain chips or crackers to not take away from the delicate crab flavor.
Absolutely! Place all of the ingredients in a crockpot set on low for 1-2 hours, until heated through.
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How to Make Crab Dip Step by Step
Mix the Dip: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Using a hand mixer, combine 8 ounces (1 brick) of cream cheese, ¼ cup of mayonnaise, ¼ cup of sour cream, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon of ground paprika, 2 chopped green onions, and 2 cloves of minced garlic in a large bowl. Fold in ¾ cup of cheddar cheese and 1 pound of crab meat.
Bake and Serve: Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish. Top with remaining ¼ cup of cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve with crackers, pita chips, tortilla chips, bread, or baguette slices.