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Nontraditional Crab Dip

Nontraditional Crab Dip


"Hot Jalapeno Crab cheese spread. Serve hot with crackers or sliced French bread. For a more Mexican taste, replace lemon juice with lime juice and serve with tortilla chips. A hit at all of my parties. Can make dip a day ahead then bake the day of. Super Easy!"
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30 m servings 152 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, imitation crab, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, jalapeno and 1 cup shredded cheese. Transfer to an oven safe serving dish, or nice pie plate. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are boiling and cheese has melted in the center.

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  1. 28 Ratings

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I have made this a few times. The first time I made it I thought it was a bit to thick and rich. I now use a little less cream chream cheese and add a little sour cream. Everytime I make it, eve...

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I thought this recipe was kinda bland, but it was a good base. I think that in the future I would ad more spices/veggies. Possibly red peppers, more garlic, onion, etc...

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I have made this a few times. The first time I made it I thought it was a bit to thick and rich. I now use a little less cream chream cheese and add a little sour cream. Everytime I make it, eve...

Great recipe, everyone loved it. I used real crab and 1 less package of cream cheese, as well as old bay and hot pepper jack cheese w/ jalapeno. I doubled the recipe too.

Everybody loved it! I combined several of the suggestions from other reviews to make up my own version. I used 12 oz. lite cream cheese, 2 Tbls. lite sour cream, 1 tsp. Old Bay, 1 tsp. jalpeno...

Great as a quesadilla filler. Spread on tortilla, sprinkle additional shreaded cheese on top to bind, add diced jalapenos if you are so inclined, top with another tortilla and bake til cheese me...

This was gone before I knew what happened! Lowfat cream cheese worked fine here, I used real crabmeat in a pouch and added extra jalapeno and lemon juice. It was still pretty thick, so I adde...

Excellent recipe. A few notes, though. For my tastes, I went heavy on the garlic. I think the addition of artichoke hearts and some freshly shredded parmesan would've been nice. Due to the...

fantastic! I made this for a New Years Eve party and everyone loved it! I added a 1/2 pkg. thawed chopped spinach and a whole chopped jalapeno for some color & alittle kick. Thanks!

I made this dip today for a Christmas potluck at work. Everyone raved about good it is and made copies of the recipe. I left out the jalapeno & instead added Old Bay Seasoning. This is a keep...

I have made this dip several times and it is always a hit. It has a terrific flavor.

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