Nontraditional Crab Dip


Hot Jalapeno Crab cheese spread. Serve hot with crackers or sliced French bread. For a more Mexican taste, replace lemon juice with lime juice and serve with tortilla chips. A hit at all of my parties. Can make dip a day ahead then bake the day of. Super Easy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1 (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat, flaked

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


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

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, imitation crab, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, jalapeno and 1 cup shredded cheese. Transfer to an oven safe serving dish, or nice pie plate. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese over the top.

  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are boiling and cheese has melted in the center.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
13g Fat
3g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* 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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