Hot Crab Dip

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Hot Crab Dip is the ultimate party appetizer and takes about 5 minutes to put together. The oven does all the work.


I love easy appetizers like Bang Bang Shrimp, Chicken Avocado Eggrolls, and Queso Dip!


Hot crab dip in a blue baking dish


Crab and cheese are two of my all-time favorite ingredients so why not toss them together and see what happens? So glad I did because the end result was fantastic. Crab dip is very similar to Creamed Spinach because they’re both made with cream cheese and are a definite crowd pleaser.


Some may think this is a spicy dip because of the word “hot” but that’s not the case. It just means that it’s served at a warm or hot temperature. You may throw in some spinach and red bell peppers if you’d like.


You may use light mayo and light cream cheese if you’d like, although I always use full-fat ingredients unless I specify otherwise.


This crab dip idea came to me when I was eating Crab Stuffed Peppers the other day, I realized I don’t have many crab recipes. So immediately I knew I had to make a crab dip.



How to Make Hot Crab Dip: 


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Place the mixture in an oven safe baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes and broil for the final minute.


What Can I Serve This With? 


  • Ritz Crackers
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Celery Sticks
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Crusty Bread
  • Toast


ritz cracker with hot crab dip


What Can I Substitute Crab With? 


  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Spinach
  • Lobster
  • Corn


The best part about this recipe is that it’s low carb and can be enjoyed with celery sticks. This is the perfect recipe for your friends who are eating keto friendly and low carb.


crab dip with green onions and ritz crackers.


More Easy Appetizers You’ll Love: 


crab dip with green onions and ritz crackers.
4.72 from 7 votes

Hot Crab Dip

Creamy and delicious crab dip made with fresh ingredients. A definite crowd pleaser, this dip will be a hit at your next party.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 32 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 green onion
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp  granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp  old bay seasoning
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, hot sauce, old bay seasoning, granulated garlic, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, green onion, and garlic.
  • Fold in the crab meat gently.
  • Place the mixture in a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Broil for the final minute.
  • Enjoy with crackers if desired.



Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 226
Keyword: Cheese and Crab Dip, Hot Crab Dip
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