Best Hot Crab Dip


Very easy-to-make hot crab dip recipe that is absolutely wonderful! I am from Maryland and this is truly the best crab dip around. I have been making it for years.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 8x8-inch pan


  • 2 cups crabmeat

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup white Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup capers, drained

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill, or to taste

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste

  • 1 (8 ounce) round loaf sourdough bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, sour cream, cream cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, capers, artichoke hearts, garlic, black pepper, and dill. Stir until well mixed. Spoon dip into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Old Bay Seasoning.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until top is crusty, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. Cut the top off the loaf of bread. Hollow out the loaf and cube the top and the removed pieces so that they may be used for dipping. Spoon hot dip into hollow bread loaf. Serve immediately with bread pieces for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
22g Fat
12g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 171mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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