Baked Crab Party Dip

Leslie Coleman


Easy crowd pleaser that looks and smells as luscious as it tastes. I use imitation crab + shrimp or scallops when budget conscious.

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I used crab and scallops when taste testing this recipe. My, oh my... the Test Kitchen smelled lovely while this was baking away. Dipping the pumpernickel bread into the warm, creamy dip was tasty. A great flavor combination! The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 3 votes

15 Min
30 Min


  • 14 oz
    crab meat, scallops and/or shrimp - any combination
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1 c
    onion flakes, dehydrated
  • 3 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 6 clove
    freshly minced garlic
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • large
    unsliced pumpernickel bread
  • ·
    scallions, chopped

How to Make Baked Crab Party Dip


  1. Combine softened cream cheese, mayonaisse, dried onion, minced garlic, salt and pepper, parsley and lemon juice.
  2. Chop imitation crab meat and stir into cream cheese mixture.
  3. Empty mixture into oven safe baking dish. (I use a white souffle baking dish.)
  4. Sprinkle top with more parsley and Old Bay Seasoning (or cayenne pepper). Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and lightly browned.
  5. Tear pumpernickel bread into large bite size chunks. Garnish with chopped fresh green scallions.
  6. Serving Suggestion:
    Place crab baking dish in the center of a serving plate, surrounded by the chunks of fresh Pumpernickel bread. (Sprinkle garlic salt over pumpernickel chunks, if desired).

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About Baked Crab Party Dip

Course/Dish: Dips, Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Party, #crab

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