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Chesapeake Crab Dip Recipe

Chesapeake Crab Dip Recipe

Our school is a Maryland Green School, and many our students work to improve the health of our local treasure, The Chesapeake Bay. This recipe reminds me of the importance of a healthy Bay. Crab stars in this rich, creamy dip.—Carol Brzezinski, Marriottsville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, seafood seasoning and garlic salt. Fold in crab. Transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
  • 2. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons dip (calculated without the crackers) equals 166 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.