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baked crab party dip

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Leslie Coleman
Roswell, GA

An 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? Serve them this easy to make hot crab dip. It does indeed smell and taste luscious. The warm, creamy dip pairs well with the pumpernickel bread. We also served it with pita chips. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked crab party dip

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    dehydrated onion flakes
  • 6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 14 oz
    crab meat, scallops and/or shrimp, in any combination
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • scallions, chopped
  • 1 lg
    unsliced pumpernickel bread

How To Make baked crab party dip

  • Cream cheese, mayonnaise, dried onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, dried onion, garlic, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon juice.
  • Crab meat added to cream cheese.
    Chop the crab meat and stir into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Mixture poured into an oven-safe baking dish.
    Spread 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 Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Crab dip baking in the oven.
    Bake about 20-25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Baked Crab Party Dip with scallions on top.
    Garnish with chopped fresh scallions. Tear pumpernickel bread into large bite-size chunks and serve alongside.
  • 7
    Sprinkle garlic salt over pumpernickel chunks, if desired.