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Maryland Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Artichoke Dip

  • Author: Melissa


  • Hot crab dip is an easy-to-make, delicious appetizer that is sure to please. With its creamy, cheesy texture and succulent crab meat, this dip is the perfect way to start any party.


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  • 1 (8-ounce) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning (like Old Bay)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans of lump crab meat, drained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 23 green onions, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Prepare an 8×8-inch baking dish, or a similar size casserole dish, by spraying it with oil or rubbing it with butter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, seafood seasoning, ¼ cup of grated Parmesan, and ¼ cup of shredded cheddar. Use an electric mixer to mix, or stir with a sturdy spoon or spatula until well combined (the mixer is easier but you can mix it by hand if you choose).
  3. Add the crab meat and chopped artichokes, and use a spoon or spatula to gently mix until combined.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Top with remaining Parmesan and cheddar cheeses. Sprinkle with paprika.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish the top with chopped green onions. Serve warm with crostini, crackers, chips, or raw vegetables.