Best Hot Crab Dip

Best Hot Crab Dip


"Very easy to make and absolutely wonderful! I am from Maryland and this is truly the best crab dip around. I have been making it for years."


40 m servings 284 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 641 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine crabmeat, sour cream, cream cheese, buttermilk, mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, capers, artichoke hearts, garlic, black pepper and dill. Stir until well mixed. Spoon dip into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Old Bay Seasoning TM.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until top is crusty, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Cut the top off the loaf of bread. Hollow out the loaf and cube the top and the removed pieces so that they may be used for dipping. Spoon hot dip into hollow bread loaf. Serve immediately with bread pieces for dipping.
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  1. 175 Ratings


This was an awful dip...Thank goodness I did a trial run...when I took it out of the oven there were pools of oil on the top and sides...too many fatty ingredients? there were unmixed lumps of c...

The first time I made it, I [accidentally] left our the Buttermilk. The second time I made it I wished that I had forgotten the Buttermilk; it was much better without it. Next time I make it I w...

Great!!!Very creamy dip with a wonderful blend of flavors. I added extra Old Bay seasoning (I am from Maryland, we use this spice like salt and pepper!) Someone complained of the artichokes ov...

Do NOT let the long list of ingredients intimidate you - it is WELL worth it. God this recipe is so so good. I did one of those 'well I should make sure it tastes ok before I serve it' and kep...

I can say based on my taste test and the tasting by 15 other folks - THIS CRAB DIP (as I prepared it) IS AWSOME!!!} However, I am an accomplished cook so I can get a good feel for a recipe just...

I found this recipe a couple of years ago on and it has become a favorite of our family! I always make it at holidays & when company comes over. Everyone always loves it. I know a...

3 words - OH MY GOSH! I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could - it was SO amazing I didn't want to share! I made a second batch and had some left over (hid it from my hubby) and it was good...

Fantastic dip!! I've been looking for a great crab dip for years, and this is absolutely *IT*! The ingredients can get a bit spendy - there's lots of good stuff in there. But very much worth ...

This is the best crab dip I've ever made. I cater for small events and every person I've served it to loves it. I never have leftovers. Its even better with shrimp and scallops!