Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

44 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 84% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes; part of Tailgating Fun collection

Delicious crab meat and melted cheese to keep you warm while waiting for a holiday dinner


1 6-oz can Crabmeat; drained and flaked
1 8-oz package Cream cheese
1 tablespoon Onion; minced
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 dash Cayenne pepper
1 cup Cheddar cheese; shredded

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Combine all ingredients except cheddar cheese.

Place in a small oven safe dish and top with cheddar cheese.

Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes untill hot and bubbly.

Serve with crackers or breadsticks.


Very easy to make, tastes great

Verified by stevemur
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I like mine extra-crabby, so I baked in TWO cans of crabmeat instead of one, and it's still creamy and oh-so-yummy.



Great with celery, crackers, or anything else you can dip into its melty yumminess. :)

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I used a garlic herb cheddar for a vatiation. Awesome.
lb1616 3m ago

Good recipe. I added fresh jalape?o slices and used green onion instead of yellow onion. I used mexican blend Sargento cheese instead of cheddar. Turned out great!
mteverest18s9o3 3m ago

I really enjoyed it, but one thing I always do is as Emeril would say is kick it up, I added about four Oz. of sliced jalape?os, and some shredded cheddar to it, I put more crab in it also, but it was excellent, I do apologize for any changes if they upset you, I was trained as a gourmet chef, several years ago, and one thing I learned more than anything else is that a true chef is willing to try something new or different, even in existing recipes. Thank you.
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rexg123 1y ago

this was delicious! great with Ritz crackers
Gwendsky 1y ago

Great! Less greasy than some of the other crab dips I've made. Increased the amount of crab from 6 oz to 8 oz and left out the onion, but added Old Bay.
allierodman 1y ago

Very tastey, easy to make dip! The only thing I world change is the amount of cheddar was a bit much fort liking.
Valerie411 2y ago

This is the best crab dip I ever had! I like to add old bay and serve it with soft pretzels.
lilil95 2y ago

Ooooooomg! This is a great recipe! My husband who claims to not like seafood tore this dip up! I used a baguette to dip into it with and it was amazing. The only change I made was 8 oz of crabmeat and a little old bay at the suggestion of other reviewers. I will defenetly make this again.
ashleigh_c_scott_9 2y ago

It's extremely easy..but needs just a bit of tweaking. For some reason, it wouldn't take the pic I took, which btw, was a pretty shot!
maureen749 2y ago

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