Joelle's Famous Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip


This hot crab and artichoke dip recipe is the best one around! Very flavorful and a crowd pleaser! Easy to make and mmm good! From a native Marylander who knows her crabs.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
15 servings


  • 3 (6 ounce) cans crabmeat

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 (10 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained

  • 1 ½ cups shredded white Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning TM

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (1 pound) loaves sourdough bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, heavy cream and artichokes. Season with horseradish, lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper. Mix well and spread mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle the white Cheddar cheese and Old Bay seasoning on top.

  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until warm and melted. Meanwhile, hollow out the loaves of sourdough bread. Reserving the bread removed.

  4. Spoon the hot crab dip into the hollowed out loaves of sourdough. Use the reserved bread for dipping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

520 Calories
32g Fat
39g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 520
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 981mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* 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.