Hot Crab Dip Recipes  

Try some of our favorite hot crab dip recipes. These crab dip recipes are served hot and are great for entertaining for a party, served as an appetizer or great for a delicious afternoon snack! These hot crab dips can be used with freshly cooked crab (meat taken out of carcasses), canned crab meat, and are good with imitation crab meat as well.

We have:

  • Creamy Crab Artichoke Dip
  • Broiled Hot Crab Dip Recipe
  • Zesty Hot Crab Jalapeno Dip
  • Hot Crab-n-Shrimp Dip, and...
  • Hot Crab and Cheddar Dip Spread

Creamy Crab Artichoke Dip

Ingredients for this hot crab dip recipe:

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Slices of Bacon
  • 1/4 Cup of Onion-chopped finely
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Low-fat Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Dash of Salt (Optional)
  • 1/8 White Pepper
  • 1/8 Red Pepper
  • 1 Can of Artichoke Hearts-drained and finely chopped
  • 1 Pound Crab Meat, Canned or Imitation Crab Meat
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar


Preheat oven to 400.
Spray baking dish or souffle dish, set aside.
Cook bacon in skillet over medium-high heat till crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, place bacon to dry on paper towels too cool and crumble the bacon and set aside.
Drain the bacon fat from skillet, all, but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.
Add onion to the bacon grease and saute till until tender. Add flour and stir constantly. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
Next, crack large egg into large bowl. Gradually add the hot milk mixture stirring constantly.
Add bacon, cheese, salt, peppers, crab meat and the artichokes; mix well; set aside.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar using an electic mixer till they form stiff peaks. Gently fold in the egg white mixture into milk mixture.
Pour into baking dish or souffle dish.
Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.

Broiled Hot Crab Dip Recipe


  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons of Lite Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon prepared Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Salt (Optional)
  • 1 Beaten Egg Yolk
  • 1-6 1/2 Ounce Can Crab Meat or Imitation Crab Meat
  • 6-slices of Bread (White, Whole Wheat or Rye)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese-grated
  • Softened Butter or Margarine


Combine mayo, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Blend in egg yolk, then, add the crab meat and mix well.
Cut each slice of bread into 4 slices. Toast on one side.
Lightly spread untoasted side with butter or margarine.
Arrange bread slices on baking sheet.
Spread crab dip mixture evenly on bread slices.
Add cheese, about 1/2 teaspoon sprinkled on each slice.
Broil about 3-4 inches from broiler source for 4-5 minutes.

Zesty Hot Crab Jalapeno Dip

If you love a zesty flavor, you'll love this flavorful hot crab dip recipe.


  • 1 Pound Lump Crab Meat (Imitation Crab Meat)
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Jalapeno Peppers-chopped
  • 4 Ounces Shredded Mexican-style Cheese (Monterey Jack)
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Pepper Sauce (Tabasco)
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise

Combine above ingredients in medium size bowl.
Spoon into rectangle-sized baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve this with toasted croutons or toasted bread crumbs on top.

Hot Crab-n-Shrimp Dip


  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese-softened
  • 1 can Cream of Shrimp Soup
  • 6 Ounce can Crab Meat (Imitation Crab Meat)-drained
  • 1/2 Pound Small Shrimp Meat-drained
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Small Green Onion-diced


Heat the cream cheese and shrimp soup in medium sized pan on medium-low heat.
Stir well till mixture is nice and warm.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring occassionally.
Keep warm on low and serve with chips or crackers. This hot crab dip recipe is great in a bread bowl, too.

Hot Crab and Cheddar Dip Spread


  • 8-Ounces-Crab Meat-picked over for shells, drained, shredded
  • 8-Ounces-Mild or Sharp Cheddar Cheese (2 Cups)
  • 1/2 Cup-Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Teaspoon-Worcestershire Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium sized bowl, mix all the above ingredients well. Transfer to a small (1 Quart) baking dish. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until lightly golden browned on top and bubbling at the edges. Serve with crackers or bread toasts. Makes 8-10 servings.

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