Irresistibly Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Irresistibly Hot Crab Dip Recipe

How To Make Irresistibly Hot Crab Dip

Crab dip recipe that combines flavorful ingredients making it the most irresistible dip to ever prepare with nachos, fried chicken, or anything you fancy!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: Time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1cupyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 1lbjumbo lump crabmeat
  • 6ozcream cheese,,room temperature
  • 3tbspsour cream
  • 3tbspmayonnaise
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tsphot sauce
  • 2tspold bay seasoning,plus more for garnish
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1cupcheddar cheese,shredded, divided
  • 2tbspchives,fresh, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • carrot stick,for serving
  • celery stick,for serving
  • cracker,for serving
  • crostini,for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and salt.

  3. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the onions are caramelized.

  4. Remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl to cool completely.

  5. Using a fine-mesh strainer, drain crab meat over a bowl.

  6. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, hot sauce, Old Bay, and lemon juice.

  7. Using an electric mixer, beat together until well combined.

  8. With a flexible spatula, fold in the onion mixture, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, and the crab meat.

  9. Transfer the dip to a 1-quart baking dish. Top evenly with the remaining cheddar cheese.

  10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the mixture is just beginning to bubble around the edges and the cheese is melted.

  11. Heat the broiler to low. Broil dip for 3 minutes, until the whole surface is bubbling and browned.

  12. Remove the dip from the oven. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, until set.

  13. Garnish the dip with Old Bay and chives. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, crackers, and crostini.


  • Calories: 368.49kcal
  • Fat: 28.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.88g
  • Trans Fat: 0.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.91g
  • Fiber: 1.22g
  • Sugar: 3.21g
  • Protein: 21.41g
  • Cholesterol: 143.07mg
  • Sodium: 797.75mg
  • Calcium: 286.81mg
  • Potassium: 442.98mg
  • Iron: 1.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 217.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.81mg
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