Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Well gang, just in case you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s football season.  We are not pro football fans at my house, but we do quite enjoy college football, particularly BYU.  They’re having a rotten season, but we still support the boys in blue.

Oh, and just in case you didn’t know, the BYU blue of today is not the same as the BYU blue of 30 years ago.  True.  Today’s blue is a navy blue. The original blue was more of a true blue, like the regular old Crayola blue. Trivia for the masses.

Whatever team gets your hoorah up and running, make some treats for your next game day. This hot crab dip is great for adding to the shovel-it-in-your-mouth line-up.  The basic recipe was given to me by my sister in-law, Julie. I sorta kinda made some changes…I hope you don’t mind, Julie. I couldn’t help myself.

This is an excellent hot crab dip, but if you lean more towards cold crab dips, try this Best Crab Dip Ever. Be warned, though, once you start it is ridiculously difficult to stop.

Have I got you indecisive? Oh heck. Make both dips. Problem solved.

Hot Crab Dip


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (can use low fat)
  • 1/2 pound lump crab meat, broken up (DO NOT use imitation crab meat. The best crab is lump crab from the refrigerated section of your local store. I used the lump crab meat sold by Costco.)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (can use low fat)
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients well. Spread in a lightly buttered baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly and lightly golden on top.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with a little more red pepper flakes and dried parsley.
  4. Serve with crostini, tortilla chips, bread cubes, or vegetable sticks.


Hot Crab Dip


Make-Ahead Meals for Busy MomsUpdate: 12/30/2011 Jane of Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms invited me to post this Hot Crab Dip recipe on her blog as a guest poster. Drop by and check out Jane’s wonderful site–there are so many recipes and ideas to help you make the most of your time in the kitchen. I LOVE my time in the kitchen, but in all honesty it can be stressful when my time budget is running in the red (and my food budget is running a close second). It’s nice to have a new resource for those days.


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  1. says

    Oh, my gosh…this looks amazing!!! I may have to throw a party so I have an excuse to make this fabulous dip!!!

    PS…thanks for your sweet commment on my blog. It made my day 🙂 xo

  2. says

    Actually made this last night . . . and everyone loved it. We finished the dip in one sitting. Thanks Terri (for posting) and Julie.

  3. says

    I found your blog through your Guest Post at Made Ahead Meal for Busy Mom. Love your recipes on the blog. This Hot Crab Dip is the perfect appetizer for the New Years Eve Party, can’t wait to make some. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Happy New Yar to you!

  4. says

    Amy–thank you so much! This was my very first guest post and I am in awe that Jane invited me to her blog. Thank you for dropping by and leaving such a positive comment. Let me know how things work out with the recipe and Happy New Year to you, too!

  5. says

    This looks so, so good!!
    Will make it as soon as I can find some good crabmeat!
    It’s “Fettisdag” (Fat tuesday) on Tuesday in Sweden, your husband might be familiar with the Semla, a wheat bun with some cardamon, cut in half and filled with whipped cream and a marzipan paste, it’s tradition to start off the fast by eating this. I’m going to try and make it tomorrow if I have time and put it up on my blog.
    Have a lovely Sunday!


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