Best Hot Crab Dip

5 from 20 reviews

An easy to make hot crab dip filled with creamy cheese, cooked lump crab meat and a perfect blend of spices. All baked to golden perfection and served warm.  Can you say delicious?



  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 34 dashes hot sauce
  • 16 ounce crab meat cooked and finely chopped (see notes)
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a hand held mixer beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, Old Bay Seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire Sauce and hot sauce until smooth.  Stir in crab meat and green onions.
  3. Spoon into a baking dish and top with remaining cheddar and Pepper Jack.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dish is bubbly and heated through.


  • You can use fresh crab, canned crab or even frozen crab.  I like to use fresh king crab that I purchase from Costco but everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to crab meat.
  • This recipe can be made up to 2 days in advance however do not bake it. Instead store it well covered in the fridge.  Remove it 30 minutes prior to baking to bring it to room temperature.   Then bake it up fresh for maximum enjoyment.
  • I like to add a few dashes of hot sauce but if you have a sensitive palate reduce the amount or skip it all together.
  • Serve with crostini, crackers, celery sticks, carrot sticks, pretzel crisps, cucumber rounds, tortilla chips or bagel chips.

Keywords: hot crab dip, crab dip with cream cheese, baked crab dip, crab meat dip

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