Warm Crab & Spinach Dip Recipe
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Warm Crab & Spinach Dip Recipe

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In Maryland, we stayed at a hotel that sent guests home with a crab dip recipe and a spice pouch. Now I’ve made my own dip that rekindles memories of that trip. —Kristina Wenner, Jamison, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (5.20 ounces) Boursin garlic and fine herbs cheese
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained and picked over
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Blue tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 170 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and Boursin until melted. Add milk, cream and wine, stirring constantly.
  2. Add seafood seasoning, Worcestershire, hot sauce and red pepper flakes. Stir in crab, spinach and cheddar cheese until cheese melts and mixture is bubbly. Serve warm with blue tortilla chips. Yield: 4-1/2 cups
Editor’s Note: Boursin garlic and fine herbs cheese, sold in a 5.2-ounce package, has a firmer texture than the spreadable cheese product.
Originally published as Warm Crab & Spinach Dip in Taste of Home November 2016, p88

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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