Spicy Maryland Crab Dip

Spicy Maryland Crab Dip

184 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Laura Superczynski
Recipe by  Laura Superczynski

“A delicious hot crab and cheese dip that comes straight from the heart of the Chesapeake Bay! Serve with crackers or a warm baguette.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1 quart baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, garlic powder and about 2 tablespoons of the Cheddar cheese. Fold in crabmeat, hot sauce and 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining Cheddar cheese and seafood seasoning. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

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okay, I just had to come write a review. This is one of the first recipes I printed off of here when I joined in 2003. Well, it is by far the one I have used/made/shared most often. It is DELICIOUS!! I get requests from my family members all of the time. I follow the directions exactly and always put it in a bread bowl. Yummo! Today will be my 6th New Year's Eve that I make it - it is a tradition. The only thing I modify is the amount of Old Bay - some people don't like it that strong (I do) - so I use slightly less. You have to make this!!! I'll try to remember to take a picture today and upload it. P.S. - I transfer the mixture to my bread bowl, wrap in foil, and bake for at LEAST 30-45 minutes. Perfect! Just take to your gathering in the foil, unwrap and ta-dah!



As a Marylander I can vouch for it's authencicity! One thing I found is that it was too salty with 3 TBSP of Mcormick's Old Bay seasoning (it may not be with other brands) I took it down to a little less than 1 TBSP and it was perfect, absolutely delicious. I've found some of the restaraunt brand seafood seasoning to be better than Old Bay, (less salty) I'll have to try that next time!



I love this recipe. It is true Maryland Crab Dip to me. I messed up and added more cheese than it called for but it turned out to be so delicious, I have continued adding more cheese. I use 1 bag of shredded cheeses...a blend instead of just cheddar. I usually use the 4 cheese shredded bag. Everyone loves this dip so much, I have given out the recipe at least a dozen times.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 111 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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