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Hot Crab Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Hot Crab Dip

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"An excellent appetizer for parties, everyone loves it."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the crabmeat, minced onion, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. Spoon mixture into a small oven-proof dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly. Serve with crackers, potato chips or tortilla chips. You can also use fresh crabmeat in place of the canned crabmeat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 31, 2003

I made this dip for a Christmas Eve buffet and it went over very well. I served it hot, as suggested. However, I also tried the leftovers after they had been refrigerated, and I think I like the recipe better as a cold spread for crackers rather than as a hot dip! Also, recipe should just say 3 oz. package of cream instead of 6 tablespoons, which is kind of confusing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2010

No Old Bay? I added old bay. Much more Maryland style if thats what youre looking for. Also added dry mustard. Did not like the minced onion. You have to have OldBay or J.O.s crab seasoning in crab dip. I think it is wrong to make it without it.


53 Ratings

Jul 24, 2003

I used light cream cheese and light mayo for this recipe, and it was still delicious! I also added 1 tablespoon of horseradish and 1 clove of minced garlic for a little more kick. My husband gave it rave reviews!

Jul 24, 2003

Very good, but a bit bland for my taste. I jazzed it up with 1/4c finely grated parmesan reggiano, 1T horseradish and a bit more chopped onion. This is a great basic recipe.

May 31, 2003

Great recipe. The original version turned out quite bland so I made a few changes. I added garlic, black pepper and a bit more hot pepper sauce. Great flavor and really disappeared!

Jan 03, 2006

My husband hogged this all..I did get to try it but it was only after I caught him in the garage eating it away from everyone else..Well he did have help a man who comes to our house never likes to eat the dips that anyone brings but let me tell ya he got busted with this one. The only thing is that I added more cream cheese and I made it in the microwave and it still came out great..Thanks

May 31, 2003

Awesome stuff! My kids love it, my friends love it. You cant go wrong and it is really simple.

May 27, 2007

I've never had crab dip before, so I tried this last night. I wasn't crazy about the flavor (and I LOVE crab)....I added the horseradish like other suggested...I just still wasn't too crazy about it. The hubby like it though!


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  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 161 mg
  • 6%

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

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