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Addictive Hot Crab Dip

This crab dip is truly addictive! It's a super easy and ultra delicious, rich and creamy appetizer made with crab, green onions, cream cheese, mayo, and cheese.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword new year's eve, party food, super bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 306kcal


  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened, 1 ½ blocks
  • 6 green onions finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon
  • 2 6-ounce cans crabmeat 12 ounces total, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese or shredded mozzarella, divided
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • crackers, chips, celery, or crostini for serving, see Notes


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit (175° C).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, salt, and ½ of shredded cheese. Stir until very well combined.
  • Spread into a small 6-inch cast-iron skillet or 1 quart baking dish. Top with other ½ cup cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven or until bubbly.
  • Turn broiler on and broil until cheese on top is browned in spots.
  • Remove from oven and let sit 5-10 minutes before serving. The dip will be very hot.



  • To make crostini: Cut a baguette into 1/2" slices. Preheat oven to 350º and arrange slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake about 15 minutes, or until tops are just beginning to turn golden brown. Slices should feel very firm but not totally crisp yet. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • For a gluten free appetizer, be sure to use gluten free bread, crackers, or chips. 
Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Nutrition values shown reflect information for 1 serving, and do not include values for crackers, chips, or crostini. Macros may vary slightly based on specific brands of ingredients used.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 956mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 2g