If you’re looking for a delicious and addictive crab dip, Insanely Delicious Hot Crab Dip is your go-to recipe.
This creamy, cheesy, and savory dip is the perfect appetizer to serve at any party or gathering. In just 30 minutes, you can have this dip ready to wow your guests!
What is hot crab dip?
Hot crab dip is a warm and creamy dip made with lump crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
It is served hot to keep the cheese ooey and gooey.
What is lump crab meat?
Lump crab meat is the meat that comes from the body of the crab. It is smaller than jumbo lump crab meat, but still sturdy.
Lump crab meat is usually found in a can and is perfect for recipes like dips, salads, casseroles, and crab cakes.
It is important to use real lump crab meat and not imitation crab meat, which is highly processed food made by combining minced fish with starch, egg whites, sugar, salt, and additives to mimic the flavor, color, and texture of real crab meat.
Can I use fresh crab meat?
Yes, you can use fresh crab meat instead of canned lump crab meat.
Fresh crab meat is typically sold in plastic containers over ice at the market. These crabs have been steamed or boiled but will cost a little bit more.
How do I make hot crab dip?
Hot crab dip is incredibly easy to make. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stir until combined, and bake in a small casserole dish for 20-25 minutes until heated through and bubbly.
You can serve it with a slice of baguette or tortilla chips.
Tips for making insanely delicious hot crab dip:
- Be sure to drain the crab well and check for any bits of shell that may have been left behind.
- Use a medium or sharp cheese, but nothing that will overpower the taste of crab. Avoid using pre-shredded cheese, which is usually coated in preservatives and anti-caking agents that prevent the cheese from melting nicely.
- If you want to add a bit of a kick and some extra heat, add some hot sauce or diced canned jalapenos to the mixture.
- To keep the dip hot for a long period of time, transfer it to a crockpot and keep it on low. You might lose some of that golden top, but the dip will stay warm and delicious.