Hot Maryland Crab Dip


This is a true Maryland recipe of hot crab dip, swooned over by many!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • cooking spray (such as Pam)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or creamy salad dressing

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay), or to taste

  • 2 cups fresh lump crabmeat, or more to taste

  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese

  • 2 small baguette loaves, sliced into about 4 to 5 pieces each


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a glass loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and seafood seasoning together in a bowl. Gently fold crabmeat into cheese mixture; pour into the prepared loaf pan and top with Cheddar cheese.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until dip is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Toast baguette slices on oven rack during the last 5 minutes of baking the dip.


An alternative is to spread the mixture on halved French bread, top with cheese, and bake until the cheese bubbles. It is best not to use claw meat since it has a saltier taste, nor imitation crab, since that is fish and ultimately you would just have hot fish dip. Neufchâtel cheese may be used instead of cream cheese; it is less fattening and has a comparable taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 158mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 278mg 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.

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