baked crab party dip

★★★★☆ 3
a recipe by
Leslie Coleman
Roswell, GA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Want to impress your guests? Then you have to serve them this easy to make hot crab dip. It does indeed smell and taste luscious. The warm, creamy crab dip pairs well with the pumpernickel bread. We also served it with pita chips. Yum!

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★★★★☆ 3
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked crab party dip

  • 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
    garlic, freshly minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lg
    unsliced pumpernickel bread
  • scallions, chopped

How To Make baked crab party dip

  • Cream cheese, mayonnaise, dried onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice in a bowl.
    Combine softened cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, dried onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice.
  • Crab meat added to cream cheese.
    Chop imitation crab meat and stir into cream cheese mixture.
  • Mixture poured into an oven-safe baking dish.
    Empty mixture into an oven-safe baking dish. (I use a white souffle baking dish.)
  • Old Bay seasoning and parsley sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle top with more parsley and Old Bay Seasoning (or cayenne pepper).
  • Crab dip baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and lightly browned (about 20-25 min).
  • Baked Crab Party Dip with scallions on top.
    Tear pumpernickel bread into large bite-size chunks. Garnish with chopped fresh green scallions.
  • 7
    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.