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Hot Crab Dip in a round baking dish.

Hot Crab Dip

This Hot Crab Dip is a creamy and cheesy dip with crab meat, cream cheese and cheddar. Perfect appetizer for seafood fans!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword hot crab dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 513 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 oz lump crab meat
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1.5 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Butter baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayo and sour cream.
  4. Add garlic, onion, seasoning and half of the cheddar cheese. Stir in.
  5. Add crab meat and stir in.
  6. Spread dip mixture in the prepared dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake dip for 15 minutes or until its bubbly around the edges and the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve with crackers, chips or toasted baguette slices.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
  2. Make sure to buy lump crab meat. It has a texture of a shredded chicken. If you buy white (sometimes also called premium) crab meat, it will look like a watery pure and it won't give the dip the needed texture.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Crab Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 1235mg54%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 1299IU26%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 317mg32%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.