Baked Crab Dip Recipe
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Baked Crab Dip Recipe

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In a horseback ceremony, my grandson, Larry Lyons, married his bride, Heidi. This exquisite dip, suggested by Heidi's grandma, Phyllis Kackley, is creamy and delicious. It looks fancy, but is easy to make.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 2 cups flaked imitation crabmeat
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 round loaves (1 pound each) unsliced sourdough or Italian bread
  • Additional sliced green onions, optional
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 100 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream; mix well. Fold in crab, cheese and onions. Cut the top third off each loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottoms, leaving 1-in. shells. Cube removed bread and tops; set aside. Spoon crab mixture into bread bowls. Place on baking sheets. Place reserved bread cubes in a single layer around bread bowls.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until the dip is heated through. Garnish with green onions if desired. Can be served with assorted fresh vegetables or crackers or toasted bread cubes. Yield: 5 cups.
Tip: The bread can be filled earlier and refrigerated until 1-1/2 hours before serving. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Originally published as Baked Crab Dip in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p27

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Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"OMG......this crab dip was awesome and very easy to fix, did not add or delete anything. I made it with 2 cups of crabmeat instead of the can crabmeat and everyone just devoured it. This will be one of my special go to appetizers from now on."

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"This recipe sounds wonderful. Is it just as good when you use the imitation crab meat?"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"Made this for a party last night and it was a huge hit! So simple to make"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"Loved it, easy to make, easier to eat!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Very best crab dip EVER!"

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