Hot Crab Dip Recipe

My Hot Crab Dip recipe is my most requested potluck and party dish.  It’s filled with tons of crab and a mixture of gooey cheese. Served with an assortment of cracker, tortilla chips + carrot and celery sticks.

Serving suggestions (great if you end up with leftovers):

  • Make this in small ramekins, top with panko breadcrumbs and serve as individual crab au gratin appetizers.
  • Serve over a baked potato.
  • Make a panini – top your favorite roll with crab mixture and a slice of brie and you have an awesome crab sandwich.
  • Top a Filet Mignon with crab dip.

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Course: Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Cuisine: Crab, Potluck, seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 89 kcal

This is by far my favorite party dip - what's not to love - it's creamy and has tons of crab meat and melted cheese.  Great for potlucks but special enough for a starter @ holiday dinners



  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup non fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch of garlic salt to taste
  • couple dashes of Tabasco
  • 1/2 - 3/4 of a pound of canned or fresh crab meat
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese or Gorgonzola crumbles
  • 1/4 cup or more Mexican or Italian cheese blend
  • Assorted crackers, tortilla chips, bread and veggies for dipping
  • up to 1 tablespoon of milk only use if necessary


  1. Remove any cartilage from crab.
  2. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, sour cream, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic salt blue cheese and Tabasco until smooth. If the mixture is too thick add a little milk until it is dense and creamy. Carefully fold in the crab meat. Pour into a greased 1 quart casserole and top with cheese blend.
  3. Bake @ 400 for 20 to 30 minutes, until cheese is a little browned and crab mix is bubbly. Or place the dish covered with foil grill for 15 minutes, then remove foil and cook for another 5-7 minutes until cheese is a little browned and crab mix is bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, bread and fresh veggies.

Nutrition Facts
Hot Crab Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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