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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Cook's Note:

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. Neufchatel cheese may be used instead of cream cheese; it is less fattening and has a comparable taste.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 35.4g; fat 22g; cholesterol 74.8mg; sodium 748.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
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)! Read More
(50)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2019
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. Read More
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2012
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)! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2013
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? Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
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. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2014
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! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2015
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 Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2016
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 Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2015
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. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2019
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. Read More