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Joelle's Famous Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip


"This hot crab and artichoke dip recipe is the best one around! Very flavorful and a crowd pleaser! Easy to make and mmm good! From a native Marylander who knows her crabs."
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40 m servings 520 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings


  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 981 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, heavy cream and artichokes. Season with horseradish, lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper. Mix well and spread mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle the white Cheddar cheese and Old Bay seasoning on top.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until warm and melted. Meanwhile, hollow out the loaves of sourdough bread. Reserving the bread removed.
  4. Spoon the hot crab dip into the hollowed out loaves of sourdough. Use the reserved bread for dipping.

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  1. 76 Ratings

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We made this tonite as an appetizer for dinner. Took the advice of some others and skipped the heavy cream - also skipped the mayo (I just don't really like it). Instead of baking it the whole...

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I had high hopes for this dip based on other reviews but found it to be WAY too soupy after it was cooked. Wish I had read some of the other reviews that said to leave out the heavy cream - may...

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We made this tonite as an appetizer for dinner. Took the advice of some others and skipped the heavy cream - also skipped the mayo (I just don't really like it). Instead of baking it the whole...

I started with this recipe, but then veered off a little bit - added an extra half package of cream cheese and sour cream, cut down to about 2/3 cup for the mayo and heavy cream, and used sharp ...

This was a 10 star dish. Served it as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner and the whole family dug in. Loved the bread bowl, but was also great with those new scoop style tortilla chips (next...

What a great recipe....I have a tried many in the past but this one is the winner!! Recipe at first looked long and time consuming but couldn't be easier. I loved this and so did everyone at t...

this is a great recipe. It was a hit at the family gathering we just had. I did lighten up the recipe alittle with lowfat sour cream,nonfat cream cheese and light mayo. I also added fresh backfi...

This recipe is a hit! I lightened it up by substituting low fat mayo and Neufchatel cheese for cream cheese. I also doubled the amount of crabmeat (2 lbs). It seemed that it would be too thin wi...

If this receipe could get more than 5 stars, I would give it that much more. I've been making this for ten years now and has made me famous for it. I have friends willing to travel 8000 miles fo...

A great crowd-pleaser, Joelle! I have served this one at several parties and everyone raves about it. The combination of seasonings really gives the crab flavor and extra zing! Thanks for sharin...

I took this dip to a football party, and it was a hit! There was nothing left over. Instead of canned crab meat, I used real crab meat and added just a little more than the recipe called for, ...