Hot Crab Dip

The recipe for this Hot Crab Dip will leave you oh so happy. The dip is loaded with crab meat, red pepper, corn, celery, cheese and jalapenos that add that perfect kick to it.

Whenever a party is being hosted, finger foods like this dip, canapes or bite-sized meatballs are a must.

Hot crab dip in a skillet next to bagel crisps.

crab dip-

This crab dip that’s served hot is truly amazing. The crab combined with the cheeses, vegetables is so creamy and packed with so much flavor. Once baked, the cheeses melt and add so much richness to the dip.

how to make crab dip in a crockpot?

This recipe can easily be prepared in a crockpot.

Prepare per instructions and cook on low for 4 hours and 2 hours on high.

 How to prepare ingredients for this simple crab dip recipe.

how to make crab dip-

This dip recipe is so easy to prepare and can be totally ready to bake in just 10 minutes!

Prep the ingredients- You’ll want to cube the crab desired chunks (tip: if you like a creamy dip, cube the crab meat into small pieces, for a chunky dip, cube the meat larger).

Prep cheesy mixture- In a bowl combine the cream cheese, and shredded cheese until well incorporated.

Mix and bake- Combine together all of the ingredients and bake until the cheese melts and everything starts to bubble and turns crispy and golden at the top of the dip.

Crab dip in a cast iron skillet mixed and ready to be baked in the oven.

what can I serve with hot crab dip?

Just like most dips, this hot crab dip is versatile. Here are some great options for serving:

Vegetables: Serve the dip with a mixture of vegetables. Celery, snap peas, carrots and cucumbers are all great options what to serve with the dip.

Chips: You can serve the dip with Tostitos, bagel crisps.

Hot crab dip in a cast iron skillet with a bagel crisp being dipped into the dip.

can I freeze crab dip?

This hot crab dip is not a good option for freezing as the cream doesn’t hold up well.

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5 from 1 vote

Hot Crab Dip

Creamy hot crab dip recipe with vegetables and cheese. A simple and delicious appetizer recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot crab dip
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 16 oz crab meat (canned, imitation, or fresh meat)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 medium red pepper
  • 1 large jalapeno
  • 1 cup corn
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese

Serve with-


  • Cube crab meat, depending on desired dip consistency. Finely chop celery stalk, pepper, and jalapeno. Combine all chopped ingredients in bowl. Add drained corn.
  • In a bowl combine cream cheese, mayo and sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cream cheese mixture and cheese to the vegetables/crab meat. Mix everything.
  • Transfer to a baking dish.
  • Bake in preheated oven to 355°F for about 25-35 minutes.

Serve with:

  • Slice baguette loaf into about 18-20 slices (depending how thin you want the slices).
  • In a bowl combine olive oil, melted butter and garlic powder. Generously brush tops of baguette slices and bake in oven 8-12 minutes (the longer you toast them, the crispier they will become).
Nutrition Facts
Hot Crab Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 932mg41%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1120IU22%
Vitamin C 16.9mg20%
Calcium 241mg24%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 20 Comments
  • Lauren H 12/22/2017, 6:00 pm Link Reply

    Hi! Could I put this in a crock pot and get the same results?

    • admin 12/23/2017, 12:36 pm Link Reply

      Yes, that would be great. However, I cannot tell you exact timing as I’ve never tried it.

  • Inna 10/11/2016, 6:02 am Link Reply

    Hello Valentina ☺
    So here I’m prepping this dish with my toddlers. One is cutting the red peppers and the other is mixing the I’m get ready to mix everything together I grab the can of corn and there’s about a Tbsp left. Haha! Cooking with toddlers! ? so that’s all we had. It was very good, but I’m sure it would have that “crunch” if I had more corn!! Husband asked if he could take half of it so he could share it with his coworkers tomorrow. The kids loved too! Thank you!! ?

    • admin 10/11/2016, 10:58 pm Link Reply

      Innka, that’s fantastic. Love, love, love hearing that there are families you cook together with kids. Such wonderful memories made! Bravo you guys.. The corn, oh my, soo sweet. Sounds about right, I love it. Good job mamma…

  • Sweet Somethings Blog 02/05/2016, 4:40 pm Link Reply

    Oh My. This looks dangerous! We love crab in this house so this is going to go fast, I can only imagine!

    • admin 02/07/2016, 4:50 pm Link Reply

      🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Masha L 04/07/2015, 4:29 pm Link Reply

    Does this reheat well? Or can it be made ahead of time? I am thinking about using tomato instead of pepper.. since husband not a fan of red peppers

    • admin 04/07/2015, 10:52 pm Link Reply

      Masha, You can definitely prepare it even 2 days ahead. Just chop everything, don’t mix and keep refrigerated. Mix everything before putting into the oven to bake or few hours before. Oh if hubby is not a fan definitely skip the peppers;) but a tomato would be great in this I think, thanks for the idea..=)..

  • Oksana M. 12/18/2014, 10:50 pm Link Reply

    Made this last weekend, everyone loved It. I just altered it a little bit and added less dairy. So good!!! Love spicy and crab.

    • admin 12/19/2014, 11:45 pm Link Reply

      Love that you were able to alter it to your liking and so glad you approve. :O) Thanks for the feedback..

  • Olga 12/13/2014, 1:53 pm Link Reply

    I made kids friendly version with out pepper and u know what u can even it it as salad without baking
    Thanks a lot

    • admin 12/14/2014, 6:31 pm Link Reply

      Thank you Olechka.

  • tatyana 12/13/2014, 8:13 am Link Reply

    What kind of cheese? Mozorella?

    • admin 12/13/2014, 1:05 pm Link Reply

      I usually do Mozzarella or Mexican Four Cheese. Any will work really..:)

  • Natasha (@NatashasKitchen) 12/13/2014, 1:10 am Link Reply

    Hi Valentina! I love this. It was love at first sight! I’ll have you know it gave me fierce cravings. I pinned and then shared it on my Facebook page tonight. Thanks so much for sharing this! 🙂

    • admin 12/13/2014, 1:06 pm Link Reply

      Thank you hon. I Really Really appreciate it :^)…

  • Allyonka 12/12/2014, 11:58 pm Link Reply

    What a cool idea with the baguette. Do u use them as chips and dip or do u load the dip on there like a canape?

    • admin 12/13/2014, 1:04 pm Link Reply

      They can be used both ways:).

  • Masha 12/12/2014, 11:56 pm Link Reply

    Is it really spicy or should I add few more jalapeños if I want it spicy?

    • admin 12/13/2014, 1:03 pm Link Reply

      Not spicy at all. Just has a kick to it. Add one or two more jalapenos for “spicy” or add hot sauce:):)

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