Hot Crab Dip is cheesy and rich, filled with crab, and really easy to make. This dip is welcome at fancy parties, game day, or just for hanging out with your family.
You’ll love this recipe
I posted about my Crab Stuffed Baked Potatoes that I made for Christmas Eve dinner, and in that post I said the filling made more that you’ll need for the potatoes, so to bake it up and serve it as a dip.
This filling is so good that it deserves a place of its own. So, I bring you, Hot Crab Dip!
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How should I serve this?
This stuff is so good. We stood around eating it instead of making lunch, and it was gone lickety-split! I would totally make this for watching the game!
I liked it with freshly made toasts. It’s also great with crackers, pita chips, or go a little healthier and serve it with veggies for dipping.
Easy to make
It’s easy to make too. Simple to just mix all the ingredients together and pop in the oven.
Fresh or imitation crab
You can make it with real crab as well, but sometimes it’s nice to just have the option of not getting fresh crab.
Variations on the recipe
A friend of mine made it recently and she added sauteed mushrooms to it. It was great!
Other Crab recipes you’ll love
I love crab and find that it works for fancy meals, to dinner with company, to just hanging out with the family.
Check out my Crock Pot Crab Dip, Crab Imperial Appetizer, and Shrimp and Crab Enchiladas for more seafood goodness.
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Hot Crab Dip Recipe
Hot Crab Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 8 ounces imitation crab meat finely chopped
- 4 green onions green parts only, thinly sliced
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese plus additional for sprinkling on top
- Preheat oven to 350° F, and position oven rack in the middle.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Stir in crab meat, chopped green onion, and mozzarella cheese. Spoon dip into an oven proof dish, and sprinkle the top with a bit more shredded cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese has browned.
- Serve with chips, crackers, veggies, or slices of bread.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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Definitely need to give this a try! Maybe an appetizer for this weekend! Thanks for such an easy and flavorful recipe!
This looks amaaaaaazing! Can’t wait to try this one this weekend!
Well I thought could be careful with my diet this January but I have just changed my mind 🙂
I would love to dig into this crap dip and I may even share with my husband! Looks delicious, Debi!
There are not many things better than a warm dip and crab is my favorite. It would be hard to share 🙂
I LOVE crab dip . Definitely going to give this a try.. SOOON.
This is my kind of dip, to the point of I could make a meal from it!
Oh gosh, warm crab dip is one of my true weaknesses! I can’t control myself around it, haha. Yours looks so rich and creamy!
This dip tastes amazing! It’s great for game day or a get together! My guests and I love the cheese and crab mixture!
We loved this hot crab dip! It’s so creamy and delicious and I’m making it again for our Superbowl party! Thanks for such a delicious recipe!