Hot crab dip is one of those recipes that I only pull out on special occasions… but I ALWAYS have to pull it out on special occasions. New Years Eve, birthday parties, basically whenever we have a big get together, my family insists that I make hot crab dip. I rarely ever make it unless we are having a crowd over, a) because it can be pretty pricey to make and b) it makes quite a large batch. Yet any time I do take the time to make it, there are never any leftovers gone to waste.
Hot Crab Dip Recipe
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 cup parmesean cheese
- 8 oz. of sour cream
- 2 (8 oz.) packs of cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter – room temperature
- 1/2 cup of finely diced onion
- 1 tablespoon grated garlic
- 2 cans of lump crab meat (drained) – or 4 oz. from the fresh seafood counter
- salt and pepper to taste
- chives for garnish
With a hand (or stand) mixer, whip together the butter, sour cream and grated garlic. Once incorporated, add in the onion. Using a spatula, fold in the crab meat, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, until all mixed together.Put in a casserole dish and sprinkle on the parmesan cheese, bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until golden bubbly.We love schmearing it onto Hawaiian rolls, Italian bread, or even eating it with tortilla chips – YUM!
So the next time you want some hot crab dip, either for a crowd or for yourself, try this version. It truly is the best one we’ve ever tried (and we’ve tried a lot of them!)
If you like hot crab dip, you might also enjoy…
Slow Cooker Hot Wings – the classic recipe, but made the easy way.
Jalapeño Cheddar Bites – a great bite size food with big flavor.
Meatloaf Bites – you know, traditional meatloaf, but smaller.
☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ says
This is one of my favorite crab dips, but have always used the sour cream. Next time I’ll try the Greek yogurt! Thanks for sharing!
Have a Very Happy New Year!!!
Toyin O. says
Looks yummy, thanks for sharing.
Heaven's Walk - says
Oh my gosh…..I got done reading the recipe and looking at the photos and my tummy started growling! Thanks for the great recipe, Gina! I’ll be making that one verrrry soon! Happy New Year! xoxo laurie
Life* A Blog says
This sounds so easy and most of all YUMMY! Happy New Years to you and your family!
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
Oh my yummy! I can do this 🙂 Thanks, Gina!
Happy New Year! xxx
My favorite! I always ENJOY staying at home during New Year’s! Happy New Year! ♥
looks amazing! thanks for the recipe!
It looks delicious! My children will love it! Going to try it soon. Thanks. Happy New Year!!!
Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful says
Just got back from Red Lobster and thought I was stuffed…………..but now I seem to be craving crab dip! Hmmmm, wonder whose fault that is.
This sounds awesome. I love anything with crab meat, melted cheese, and hot sour cream, so I guess I’ll have to make this over the weekend. I think I’ll make some homemade pita chips to dip in it.
Have a great new year!
flip flops and pearls says
Just found you blog via blog hopping….LOVE IT!!
Happy New Year to you & yours!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Man, do I wish I’d seen this earlier! 😉 It’s a little late to run to the grocery now (11:15 pm), but it sure looks yummy. 🙂
Tomaszowa Chata says
I wish you & your family a very Happy New Year !
Kate from Tomaszowa Chata
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
This looks so good and really easy. Makes me want to go get some crab meat today! Thanks for the recipe.
Happy New Year to you and your family!Thanks for the recipe! I love your blog!
warm hugs from Brazil
didn’t anyone notice that she calls for cream cheese but didn’t disnt corporate it into the recipe? So frustrating Inkust put the whole thing together and realized this. What now?? Ugh