Hot Crab Dip Recipe

So the question is… what are you having for your New Year’s Eve Party? If you need an idea, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! This Hot Crab Dip will be the hit of the party! It is creamy and packed with flavor! Even those who say they don’t like fish will lick their plates clean!

Serves: 6

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons green onions (minced)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound shelled lump crab meat (this is the good crab meat, not the imitation kind)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
  • Serve with baguette slices or crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small pan add olive oil and green onions. Sauté over medium-high heat until the onions are softened and then remove them from the heat.
  4. Beat together green onions, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, chives, dill, lemon juice, and salt until well combined and creamy. Fold in crab meat.
  5. Spread crab mixture evenly into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes until lightly brown and cheese is melted on top.
  7. Serve with baguette or crackers.



517 cal


47 g


8 g


16 g
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6 Responses to “Hot Crab Dip Recipe”

    • The high setting on the slow cooker is around 300 degrees F. This crab dip cooks for only 20-30 minutes at 425 degrees. You also want the top of this crab dip to get slightly browned in the oven. You could make it according to the recipe and keep it warm in the slow cooker. You could also cook it in the slow cooker, but it will need to cook longer. Follow all of the directions, but put it in the slow cooker instead of the oven, with a longer cooking time. The top may not brown up like it does in the oven.

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