Hot Crab Dip

Serve this dip with whole-wheat crackers.

crab dip

Hot Crab Dip

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh crab meat
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • In a medium saucepan, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, crab boil spice, and garlic until smooth. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Heat over medium-low heat until warm, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently fold in the crab, scallions, parsley and lemon juice and warm until heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.
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