Cheesy Jalapeno Crab Dip Recipe -
Cheesy Jalapeno Crab Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cheesy Jalapeno Crab Dip

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch baking dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir together the crabmeat, Monterey Jack cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, jalapeno peppers, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and salt in a bowl. Scrape into an 8x8 inch, glass baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle evenly with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Dust with the paprika.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the dip is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2008

This was delightfully yummy and super easy to make, as well. I followed the recipe pretty much as is, but I did sub ff sour cream for part of the light mayo, per personal taste. I also realized I'd forgotten the croutons, so I topped w/bread crumbs and parm instead. I baked in a large Fiestaware bowl instead of an 8X8 for better presentation. This was very well received at a birthday dinner I made it for. I will make this regularly; thanks for a great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2010

Too crabby; not creamy enough. Try adding some cream cheese maybe? Sorry....we just didn't care for it.

Dec 29, 2008

Don't add croutons. Serve with crackers. Other than that, this recipe is outstanding!!!

Jan 25, 2010

This is great stuff!!! I used 2 cans of Bumble Bee Fancy White Crabmeat instead of the lump crabmeat and did not use croutons. Everything else I was exactly as recipe stated. Goes great with Sociables (crackers). By the way, 6 oz. of cheese equals about 1-1/2 cups of shredded. Will definitely make again!!

Dec 26, 2009

I used this recipe, with an addition of capers for 1/2 the jalapeno, as stuffing for phyllo cups instead of as a dip. I also omitted the croutons and mixed the parmesan into the mixture. Every place I've taken this it has disappeared too quickly and gotten rave reviews. It's easy except for a little mess filling the phyllo cups, but oh so worth it. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes then sprinkle with the paprika.

Dec 08, 2009

This dish was fabulous. I made it to bring to a party and it was a huge hit. The only ingredient I didn't have on hand were the croutons, but it didn't seem to matter. I served it with crackers. Thank you for a recipe I know I will look forward to sharing with friends and family again.

Dec 27, 2008

Made this for XMAS eve. Was very tasty. Pretty much followed recipe. Could not find sourdough croutons so I skipped them altogether. They werent even missed.

Oct 13, 2009

All I could find the first time was crab meat in a can, and it was way too fishy, got the crab from the freezer section in the little bags the second time, much better!


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  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 23.9 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 718 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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