Hot Ranch Crab Dip

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A deliciously rich-tasting crab dip for your favorite gathering. Feel free to use the "low fat" version on the sour cream, mayo and cream cheese.

Recipe is from Food Network Magazine.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
30 Min


  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    grated lemon zest
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely grated
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese plus more for sprinkling
  • ·
    kosher salt
  • 3
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped chives, plus more for topping
  • 1 lb
    lump crab meat, picked through
  • ·
    paprika for topping
  • ·
    toasted bread or crackers, for dipping

How to Make Hot Ranch Crab Dip


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and flour in a large bowl. Add the worchestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon zest, garlic, parmesan cheese and 1 teaspoon salt; beat with a mixer on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy; about 2 minutes. Add the scallions, chives, and crabmeat and continue beating until combined (may want to do this part by hand to prevent breaking up the crab meat too much if you prefer it chunky).
  2. Transfer the mixture to a shallow 1-quart baking dish; sprinkle with more parmesan and bake until golden and heated through, 25-30 minutes.
  3. Top with paprika and more chives; serve with toasted bread or crackers.

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About Hot Ranch Crab Dip

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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