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Warm Crab Dip

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay is known for crabs, and they’re a big favorite of ours. When fresh crabmeat is available, we’ll use it in this dip, but canned works just as well. This appetizer is nice for any holiday or gathering.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/4 cups


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sherry, optional
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • Assorted crackers or baked pita chips


  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and sherry if desired over low heat, stirring often. Stir in crab and onion; heat through. Serve warm with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 197 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • nbrown0200
    Apr 9, 2015

    I have made this many times and every time I always get good feedback.

  • deannasnz
    Sep 21, 2013

    Boring. Not a terrible dip, but there are lots better.

  • Gayle98
    Feb 21, 2011

    This was good but a little bland....My husband and I added some Hot sauce and shreaded parmesean cheese. This gave it just the right flavoring.

  • jilahil
    Feb 13, 2010

    nice taste, but we added a tsp of Old Bay, and a 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan to give it a little more flavor, it was great

  • annalisa_harmon
    Jan 21, 2010

    No comment left

  • gpiffer
    Dec 26, 2009

    This was very tasty. Will definately make again.

  • gypsummine
    Nov 1, 2008

    sounds delicous