5 from 6 votes
The Very Best Hot Crab Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Creamy, cheesy crab dip that's perfect for parties....easy to make and prep ahead!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab dip
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 8 ounce cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab picked over for shells
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream with a hand mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in the pepper jack, cheddar, onion, garlic, worcestershire, Tabasco, lemon juice, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
  4. Fold in the crab and transfer to a small baking dish.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
  6. Serve hot with crackers, crostini or vegetables.
Recipe Notes

This dip can be assembled in advanced and store in the refrigerator covered with foil until ready to bake.

Jumbo lump crab is a little on the pricier side but it does go far in this recipe and tastes amazing. If you're looking for a less spendy alternative you can use backfin but be sure to drain thoroughly before adding to the other ingredients to keep the dip from acquiring an overly "crabby" taste.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Hot Crab Dip
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 988mg43%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 271mg27%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.