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Crab Dip Recipe
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Crab Dip
See how to make a hot and creamy crab dip served in a bread bowl. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Crab Dip

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"Hot crab dip served in a bread bowl. Perfect for parties!"

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a 1 quart baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. While the dip is baking, cut a circle in the top of the bread, and scoop out the inside to create a bread bowl. Tear the removed bread into pieces for dipping.
  4. Remove baked crab dip from the oven, and stir well. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out loaf. Place bread bowl and chunks of bread on a medium baking sheet, and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2004

I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because I added a few things to it to make it a little tastier. It was a little bland on it's own. I reduced the cream cheese to 8 oz, and increased the mayo to 3 4ths of a cup. I squirted lemon juice on the crab to eliminate any fishy taste ( i do this to all my seafood). Then I added 2 shakes of cayanne and 3 tablespoons of horseradish. I baked it for 15 minutes, and then topped it with shredded cheddar and monteray jack cheese and baked it until the cheese was lightly golden. With these chages it is a def. 5 star recipe. I think this is a great starter crab dip. Thanks for posting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2010

I would have given it a higher rating if I hadn't changed it so much. I used a pound of fresh backfin crabmeat, 8oz cream cheese, 1 cup mayo, and one cup sour cream. I sauteed a half onion with four cloves of minced fresh garlic before I mixed it in with everything else. I also added a tbls of Old Bay seasoning and topped it off with some shredded cheese. With those tweaks it was very good.

May 25, 2015

What's up, people?? Man, every now and then, I run across recipes on this website that cause me to want to hit somebody because they are so GOOD!!!! Well, this is one of them. I did everything that the recipe called for, but I did add a little sour cream and some sharp chedder cheese in the mixture. I didn't have any Old Bay Seasoning either so I just used a little Tony Chachere's seasoning salt (it's a Louisiana thang, baby). I also sprinkled the top of it with a little more cheese once I put it in the pan. I served it with an Italian loaf that I toasted in the oven for just a little bit to make the bread a little crispy...but don't keep it in too long are the bread will be too hard. Always make sure that you grease the bottom of the pan before you bake it......or just simply spray it with some non-stick cooking spray. Clean-up's a breeze and this dip didn't last long at all. To be honest, I ate it all myself cause I didn't want to share. I'll share the next one, but this was just too darn good.............FOR REAL!!!

Oct 03, 2003

I started out making this as the recipe calls for, but when it was finished, I felt something was missing. I added 1 cup sour cream, 1t creamy horseradish, 1t lemon juice, and 1t Old Bay Seasoning. Yummy!

Dec 06, 2007

This crab dip was delicious! I've had one like this in a restaurant with my boyfriend and I wanted to learn the recipe. I took some reviewer's suggestions and added a couple of tablespoons of sour cream, 1 tsp. of both lemon juice and old bay seasoning. My boyfriend even thinks that it's better than what we had in the restaurant. Thanks for the recipe. We'll definitely make it again.

Sep 26, 2005

GREAT dip with some changes! I used an 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, 1 pound can of crab meat (fresh-Phillip's), and also added 1 T horseradish, 1 T Old Bay seasoning and 1/4 cup colby jack. I made it the way the recipe originally stated and it was very boring. We LOVE the taste of crab, but needed some more zing!

Feb 14, 2005

Like just about everyone else, I doctored up this great starter recipe to make a dip my husband doesn't want to share with anyone! I used only 8oz cream cheese, and half an onion sauteed with fresh garlic, 1 cup sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, old bay, and a healthy dousing of cholula hot sauce. Yummy!

May 30, 2006

Perfect as written. I didn't change anything...which is completely unusual for me. Will definately make again. Thanks for the post.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

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

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