Hot Maryland Crab Dip
This is a true Maryland recipe of hot crab dip, swooned over by many!
This is a true Maryland recipe of hot crab dip, swooned over by many!
Ingredients say creamy salad dressing. Instructions say mayo. Are we talking miracle whip or actual salad dressing. Or is it a typo and just mayo?
I live in Maryland and crab dip is ever present...this is a classic. I prepared exactly as written with the exception of adding more Old Bay and it needed to stay in the oven a bit longer than 20 minutes to warm completely through. Served it with hot pretzel sticks we picked up from the local hot pretzel bakery. Looking forward to the left overs - would work well over grilled chicken (Chicken Chesapeake)!
This crab dip is a winner. Used canned lump crab meat from Costco, about 2-1/2 cups. Also added 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded & diced and 1 teaspoon paprika. Served over warm Italian Salt & Pepper Pita Chips & crackers. You’ll luv this and so will your guests if looking for a special occasion appetizer.
This is a FABULOUS recipe. Made it and it was a big hit. Served it at room temp and no one got sick. I know it would great hot too. You can't go wrong with this recipe.
Yum! Looking for more flavor? I added 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, doubled the old bay, 3 tablespoons chopped green onion and mixed the cheddar cheese in so it wouldn't harden on top as others suggested. Super tasty!
Drain your crab or it will be wet. I HATE it when Good recipes are trashed by BAD cooks who have NO concept of what they like to eat! >:P
I'm born and raised just south of Baltimore so I think I know a thing or two about crabs. I made this dip for opening day Ravens game and everyone loved it. They went through that pan like it was their last meal and asked for more. I liked that it was very easy to make.
Awesome recipe. And - guess what? Throw all that stuff in the crockpot for a party and watch it disappear. People were fighting over licking the bowl! Marylanders: Double the Old Bay
Just loved this one. I added Asiago cheese with the crab and cream cheese and put the cheddar on top. I added sherry to it just because sherry and crab are so simpatico. Also, taste this one as you go along. I like it with a bit more spice to it than the recipe calls for. This is every bit as good as the crab dip I used to get in Annapolis Maryland and that's saying something.
Yummy! I made it with "krab" -- I know it's a sin but I like it -- and otherwise used the other ingredients called for. I'm eating a half batch for dinner with water crackers.. Mmm diet food.
Love this recipe!! Very simple & soooooooo delicious!!! I made this for our monthly girls weekend get together & it was a hit!! I forgot the worchestire sauce but you couldn't tell!! We had baguettes & tortillas with it.... So delicious!! Will be making this again very soon!
Next time I would double the old bay and Worchestire sauce...I think I'd add some of the cheese to the crab mixture as well.... Very good but needed a little kick...a shot of tobassco or two may do the trick... Needs played with more but all in all a definite winner
I think the author meant mayo
This is a very good spread for entertaining. Worried about it getting cold before guests can eat them? Don't! They taste even better at room temperature.
Awesome, simple crab dip recipe. Changes I made: added 1 jalapeno, extra old bay and some paprika as other reviewers suggested. Also used canned crab, drained SUPER well, and used regular mayo instead of miracle whip or creamy salad dressing or whatever (I have used regular mayo in a lot of dips and it always works fine). Great flavor and the cheddar cheese crust was delicious! If you serve it at room temperature, I recommend mixing the cheddar cheese in because it hardens if it's on top and makes it hard to dip. Served with Hawaiian Luau chips. Awesome!
This is the perfect family gathering appetizer. Such a fantastic, well-received dish and it's pretty! You can make it in a loaf pan or you can cut up a baguette and once you've mixed it, put it directly on baguettes and top with cheese. I sprinkle with parsley and cook 20 minutes in the oven and it's perfect. I made a double batch for our Christmas gathering and it made a LOT of appetizers but they went quick.
This crab dip was a big hit at our house, especially with my son-in-law who is from Maryland. I was happy to find a dip recipe that wasn't dominated by the taste of mayonnaise. I tripled the Old Bay seasoning, added a pinch of kosher salt and added half the cheddar cheese to the dip. I forgot to put the other half of the cheddar on top, but we didn't miss it. My family has already asked to have this again over the holidays!
I am born and raised minutes from the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and I am a crab dip fanatic. This recipe is good, but I suggest using about 6 oz of the cheddar and mixing it in, as well on top. Also, about triple the old bay seasoning is more on point with a true Maryland crab dip. I also added a dash of italian seasoning. I used eggless mayo, as well. Unfortunately, I had to use canned lump crab meat, because I now live in a land locked area that doesn't even sell the fresh stuff. Anywho, it's delicious and reminds me of home. This is a good base recipe to go off of, it's versatile, and easy to tweak. Next time, I may even add some artichoke hearts to the mix.
Having lived in Baltimore, there's no such thing as too much Old Bay so be generous!! I also added garlic, splash of lemon juice, splash of white wine, salt, pepper, and skipped the cheddar cheese. Next time I will also add scallions. This is actually best made the day before so the flavors have a chance to mesh. It can be reheated so it is warm for serving, but cold with tortilla chips is just as good.
Hey everyone I'm new at cooking, I always say I'm trying to domesticate myself :) my dip was a hit the only thing I noticed that didn't seem to bother anyone else was it was just slightly watery. Not so much the dip itself but after taking a spoon full there would be a little pocket of water left behind... Is this normal? I followed the directions pretty well and didn't deviate...Any ideas? I'd love to try this again!
It tasted delicious, but was a little bit "oily" - perhaps from the cheese on top, but was enjoyed by everyone.
Thought I'd need to double it for a large crowd - no need! It's so rich that one batch was plenty for 15.
I'm sure this is yummy but I don't see Old Bay. It's not a Maryland recipe without Old Bay. Add Old Bay and don't add salt
I substituted the mayo for cheddar bacon ranch dressing.
Now my go-to recipe. I had a lot of leftover steamed crabs after a party so picked a couple dozen. So mixing fresh claw and backfin was a plus. Who would argue with adding more crab than the recipe calls for? I might add a bit more W- sauce and up the Old Bay too for my taste.
I thought it was pretty good, but next time I will double the seasoning, as some people suggested, and maybe add some paprika.
Delicious flavor I added an additional cup of freshly picked crab meat and will definitely make this again and again!
I would definitely double the Old Bay.
Easy to make and you can adjust for your taste.....It came out great. It's a keeper.
I used 2 eight ounce containers of cream cheese, no sour cream!
I followed directions the first time out. As many have commented, additional baking time was needed. Second time out, I added 1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce (Crystal Sauce) and 2 Tbs pecorino romano cheese to the blend. Then topped it with shredded provolone cheese. I think the cheddar hides too much of the crab flavor.
This is okay to start but extremely bland. We added more creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, Louisiana hot sauce and lemon juice to get more flavors.
Used imitation crab and small shrimp. No sour cream, used mayo instead. Substitute for Bay Seasoning-celery salt. Ground bay leaves. Pepper. Mustard powder. Ground clove. On top cheddar or other shred cheeses
This was really watery. I expected it to be a little more firm. I even baked it longer. I thought it needed more flavor too. Sorry, won't be making again.
Really good!! I added a lot more Old Bay and it was very good!! Also suoer easy to make!!
As a Marylander this was delicious, only thing needed is more Old Bay.
Delicious! I made this according to the recipe but used mayonnaise instead of salad dressing and added extra Old Bay. Delicious!
I made the dip for Thanksgiving and changed the following: added 1/4 cup of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and doubled the Old Bay seasoning. It was a huge hit, with everyone requesting the recipe.
This was a hit i used kings dill dressing and what a hit thank you so much
Excellent recipe. I made it for a pot luck luncheon at work and everyone loved it. I will make this again. The only thing I did different was to add 3 teaspoons of Old Bay instead of 1. Great recipe
Made as directed, but did drain the crab first as another reviewer pointed out. I think that was really key to getting a good (non-watery / gloopy) dip. This was fantastic!
A true Maryland crab dip, I selected this one solely because it didn’t suggest imitation crab meat (completely immoral here in MD). It was awesome! I misunderstood the creamy dressing so I did creamy Italian dressing and actually it was amazing. Will have again when I feel like picking crabs for an hour
I have eaten crab dip but never made it before. I came out great. My guests loved it.
I wasn't sure about the creamy salad dressing i used a mixture of light mayo & Ranch dressing the result was excellent. It makes a party size appetizer
Pretty good. Definitely needed a fresh factor with green onions. Next time I plan to reduce the amount of sour cream and mayo to increase the crab flavor and have it a bit thicker. I also added some paprika, parmesan cheese, and mixed it all in to avoid the greasy top layer.
Great recipe! Thank you!
This was a very good Maryland-style crab dip. I cut the recipe in half because it was just my husband and I. I used mayo instead of the "creamy dressing". I also doubled the Old Bay like others suggested, then sprinkled just a bit on top. I threw in some leftover corn that was freshly cut off the cob (for crunch and a touch of sweetness). Lastly, I stirred the cheddar cheese into the mixture like others suggested, then put a little tiny bit extra on top. I think the corn was a really really good addition, I'll definitely do that again. Even after doubling the Old Bay, I still think it could have used more, so we'll increase it next time (personal preference). I served it with soft pretzel pieces, and that turned out to be really really yummy! I'll definitely be making this again with my tweaks.
Love it!! Definitely stir the cheese in (plus extra on top)
For my taste I used more Old Bay than the recipe called for. Tasted Great!! Big Hit at the Party!
Growing up in Baltimore....Spot on.....
I needed to bake the dip for longer than 20 minutes listed in the recipe. I wouldnt do anything less than 30 minutes. The creamy dressing refers to mayonnaise in the recipe itself. This was extremely overrated at 4.9 at the current moment. I probably wouldn't use this recipe again.