Cheesy Crab Dip

Created by: Jessica Williams, Butter With A Side of Bread

Three different types of cheeses combine with delicate crab and fresh bread to make this recipe unforgettable. A perfect appetizer for any party or get-together, this Cheesy Crab Dip is a crowd pleaser.

  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz.) crab meat
  • ½ cup grated cheddar Jack cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup crispy onions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk together cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, Old Bay seasoning, pepper and Tabasco sauce.
  3. Add in crab meat and remaining cheese, saving 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese to top dip with.
  4. Bake dip for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining Parmesan cheese and crispy onions. Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and onions are slightly browned. (I transferred most of the dip to a bread bowl, then topped it with cheese and crispy onions.)
  5. Serve with cubed fresh bread and/or crackers.

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