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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Elevate your appetizer game with our Hot Crab Dip – a creamy, cheesy, and utterly irresistible concoction that steals the spotlight at any gathering. Bursting with the rich flavors of lump crab, gooey cheese, and a hint of spice, this dip is the perfect way to kick off a party or elevate your cozy nights in. Get ready to dive into a sea of flavor with each scoop of this Hot Crab Dip, leaving your taste buds craving more.

Exciting Story: The inspiration for our Hot Crab Dip came from a seaside vacation where we indulged in the freshest crab dishes. Determined to bring that coastal magic home, we crafted this recipe. The first time we served it at a gathering, the dip disappeared so quickly that we knew we had something truly special on our hands. Now, it’s a must-have at every celebration, creating a tidal wave of flavor that has friends and family coming back for more.

Why This Hot Crab Dip Will Steal the Show:

Selling Points:

  • Luscious Lump Crab: Packed with generous portions of lump crab meat, ensuring every bite is a seafood delight.
  • Melty Cheesy Goodness: A decadent blend of cream cheese, mayonnaise, and shredded cheese creates a gooey, irresistible texture.
  • Versatile Pairing: Perfect for dipping with crackers, bread, or veggies, making it a hit at any party spread.
  • Easy Elegance: Impress your guests with a restaurant-worthy appetizer that’s surprisingly simple to make.

Notes:

  • Feel free to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a zesty kick.
  • For a bit of crunch, top the dip with panko breadcrumbs before baking.
  • Customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of hot sauce to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use canned crab meat?

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A: While fresh lump crab meat is preferred, high-quality canned crab meat can be used as a substitute.

Q: Can I make this dip ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! Assemble the dip, cover it, and refrigerate. Bake just before serving for a fresh, hot dip.

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Recipe by Alexandra
4.0 from 1 vote
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound 1 (450g) lump crab meat, drained and picked

  • 8 oz 8 (225g) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) mayonnaise

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (50g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Dijon mustard

  • 2 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 hot sauce (adjust to taste)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream, Dijon mustard, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Gently fold in the lump crab meat, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly, with a golden-brown top.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dippers.

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