Chesapeake Crab Dip Recipe
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Chesapeake Crab Dip Recipe

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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.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

3 tablespoons (calculated without crackers: 166 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 12g protein


  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.
Originally published as Chesapeake Crab Dip in Summer Appetizers 2012 2012

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"This was real good with a few changes. With looking at the ingredients I knew would need more seasoning. I forgot the lemon juice and doubled the seafood seasoning. I also added seafood seasoning instead of the paprika on top. We all enjoyed this."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Very tasty! I added more Old Bay seasoning for more flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Very tasty! I added more Old Bay seasoning for even more flavor."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"As a lover of crab, this recipe caught my eye. I was looking for an easy appetizer to make for a dinner party. I made it according to the directions and it was a big hit! Everyone loved the cheesy flavor."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Made this for New Years Eve party. Great taste and creamy texture. I used 2 cans of crab and a cup of chopped shrimp... lots of yummmms!"

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