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Craving crab? Time to make this creamy, cheesy delicious Baked Crab Dip! This crab dip comes together quickly & effortlessly with less than 10 minutes prep time. Serve with baguette slices (or pita slices, crackers, celery) and lemon wedges. Or top it on french fries and smother in seafood seasoning for Crabby Fries!
Of Course You’re Gonna Get Some Background
I’ve been craving crab. We usually make a lot more shore trips for fresh crab & seafood – but Covid has kept us land locked for much of this year.
Not that I’m complaining about us all being safely stuck at home…
These past couple months have been an eye opener. Never in my lifetime have I walked into a grocery store and seen completely empty shelves. Lines to get into grocery stores, lines wrapping around the store to check out.
It’s been crazy and hopefully we’re through the worst. It’s a reminder – no one is completely immune from hunger. It’s a reminder to be thankful of how good many of us really do have it…even when we have to do without.
Enspice – Who and What
I’d love to introduce you to Enspice – “enhanced spice”. They’re changing the world of spices as you know – and giving back to those who need it most.
Enspice has created a line of seasonings & spices that not only add a ton of flavor to your food – but can stand in as almost a multi-vitamin. Enhanced with 21 vitamins & minerals – a single teaspoon amounts to 50% of the daily FDA value. These nutrients are heat resistant – so get your pans sizzling!
With all organic ingredients – including – broccoli, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potato, sunflower seedorganic kelp, chlorella, maitake mushroom and shiitake mushroom. All natural, nothing synthetic and no funky, unexpected veggie tastes. These spices taste just how you want them to!
For every container sold, Enspice donates a nutritious meal to a child in need. Enspice is committed to building a future with equal access to nutrition, and they need your help to get there!!! Visit their website to learn more about Enspice Children’s Foundation.
Okay, so this recipe is about foolproof. Mix everything up and bake.
As for the crab – you have options. Of course nothing is better than fresh – but I don’t have that right now. In all honesty – when I do have fresh crab – it’s getting picked apart and devoured the moment it’s steamed. So I’ve always use the canned stuff for this. I grab a 16 ounce can of pasteurized crab claw meat (in the refrigerated seafood section at your store). If you’re on a budget, you can grab the crab meat in the aisle alongside canned tuna – you’ll need three 6 ounce cans.
I serve this dip with baguette slices (pita slices or crackers work too) and lemon wedges. A squirt of lemon juice really takes this dip to another level.
Someone I shared this recipe says it’s their brunch hit. They scoop it on top of English muffins, broil it and served with Bloody Mary’s. Yum – I need an invite!
Oh, and let’s not forget about Crabby Fries!!! Serve this Baked Crab Dip on top of french fries and smother in seafood seasoning. Serve with an ice cold beer – it’s perfection!
Anyway you serve it, it’s like cheesy, crabby heaven.
This Baked Crab Dip mixes up effortlessly and can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate and bake when ready. It also reheats great as well. I often bake this in smaller dishes instead of an 8×8 dish – do what works for you!
Hope you enjoy!
Baked Crab Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese package at room temp
- 2 cup sour cream 16 oz. container
- 16 oz can claw crab meat, drained 1 – 16 oz can refrigerated or 3 6 oz. cans shelf stable
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 green onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp seafood seasoning I used Enspice Cape Cod
- baguette slices & lemon wedges to serve
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease / spray square baking dish/dishes.
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese till smooth. Add sour cream, mix until combined.
- Fold in crab, shredded cheese, finely snipped green onions and seafood seasoning.
- Spoon/scrape mixture in baking dish. Sprinkle with additional seafood seasoning
- Bake uncovered for 45 minutes. Top should be a golden brown.
- Serve with baguette slices (or crackers, pita slices, celery) & lemon wedges.