Crab Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pitas Recipe

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The first year I was married, I brought this to our family's Christmas Eve celebration. The dip and toasted pitas went over so well, I've been bringing it ever since!—Tabetha Carson, Independence, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:48 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 4 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • PITAS:
  • 12 pita pocket halves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons dip with 2 pita chips equals 78 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; add the mayonnaise, artichokes, cheeses, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and celery salt. Gently stir in crab. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Cut each pita pocket into four wedges. Separate each wedge into two triangles. Place the triangles rough side up on baking sheet; brush with olive oil. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with warm dip. Yield: 6 cups dip (8 dozen chips).
Originally published as Crab Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pitas in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p43

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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