This hot crab dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that is both delicious and easy to put together. Perfect for a quick snack or appetizer for a casual get-together with friends or a fancy dinner party.
Creamy Crab Dip
We used the combination of creamy cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream to create a creamy texture. The crab meat, and various seasonings creates a rich dish that is simply divine. And, the melted cheese mix on top just makes it a homerun!
You can serve it with crispy crackers, crostini, toasted naan bread, corn chips, or fresh vegetables. If you love crab, then this hot crab dip recipe is a must try. Simple Recipe
How to Make Hot Crab Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup lump crab meat
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Topping - Optional
- 2 tablespoons of each shredded mozzarella, shredded cheddar and parmesan cheese mixed together
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onion
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream until smooth.
- Add the crab meat, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well to incorporate all the ingredients.
- Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and spread it evenly.
- Top with mixed cheese topping, if using.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Garnish with additional green onions and/or parsley, if desired.
- Serve with your choice of crackers, bread, corn chips, or vegetables.
Customization and Variations
The above recipe is a crowd-pleasing version of hot crab dip. However, if you prefer a more unique flavor profile you can easily customize it to your liking. You can add extra ingredients such as diced bell peppers, chopped jalapenos, or even a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. Additionally, you can experiment with different types of cheese, such as sharp cheddar, pepperjack, or Gruyere, to create unique flavor profiles.
If you're looking for a healthier alternative, you can substitute the cream cheese and mayonnaise with Greek yogurt or a light or low-fat cream cheese. This will reduce the calorie and fat content without compromising the taste.
Hot crab dip is a versatile and delicious appetizer that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. With its creamy texture and flavorful combination of ingredients, it's no wonder that this dish has become a staple in many households. Whether you're hosting a party or simply craving a tasty snack, give this easy recipe a try and enjoy the irresistible goodness of hot crab dip.