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.