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Holiday Crab Dip

The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

One of the best parts of the holiday season is grazing on delicious appetizers before the big meal.

Get in the holiday spirit with this warm homemade crab dip filled with tons of lump crab meat and cheese and finished Old Bay seasoning. It’s the perfect appetizer for even the smallest of gatherings because who can resist cheesy, creamy and delicious crab?!

Holiday Crab Dip

Serve on a large platter with plenty of sliced vegetables and assorted crackers, or make in little ramekins for individual servings.

Holiday Crab Dip
Holiday Crab Dip
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  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 lb. lump crab meat
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • Green onion, for serving
  • Sliced vegetables, for serving
  • Assorted crackers, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup cheddar cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper and Old Bay seasoning. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Fold in lump crab meat and hot sauce and gently stir until everything is combined.
  4. Bake in a small cast iron skillet or casserole dish for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, add 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and broil for three minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
  6. Serve with diced green onion, sliced vegetables and assorted crackers.

Holiday Crab Dip

Interested in making this recipe? Order the ingredients online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

Christina Musgrave
By Christina Musgrave
Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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  1. This looks delicious. I will try soon. Wish your recipes had an option to print!!!!

    Have great holidays

    1. Hi Ann! There is an option to print! Near the title of the recipe, there is a black and white circle with the print icon. Click the icon to print the full recipe! Thank you for shopping at Heinen’s!

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