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Hot Crab Dip Hot Crab Dip pre bake Crostini for Hot Crab Dip Hot Crab Dip recipe There is something to be said about warm dip. I prefer it over salsas and guacamole for sure. Probably because warm dip almost guarantees there will be some sort of dairy product in it, most likely of the cheese variety. A long while ago we made an Artichoke and Roasted Garlic dip, one of my favorite things to make of all time in the world of dips. So delicious. I am happy that we are now giving you another warm dip recipe, this time a Hot Crab Dip. The thing about this crab dip is that it is LOADED with crab, like as much crab as we could possibly fit into this recipe without it just being crab. My other favorite parts are the corn, which gives this dip a nice texture, and the bell pepper. All delicious and live together so nicely when baked and smeared on a warm toasted crostini. We made this for recipe for all your people that watch the Super Bowl. I will be watching that one live stream that has kittens and puppies running around a mini football field because that is much more my speed. Enjoy!
♥ Teri

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Hot Crab Dip
Serves 6 to 8

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
16 ounces lump crabmeat (claw meat is fine)
¼ cup yellow corn, lightly sautéed
3 tablespoons diced roasted red bell pepper
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon thinly sliced chives
1 teaspoon minced tarragon
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan

1. Preheat oven 400˚F.
2. Grease a 3 or 3 1/2 cup baking dish with the butter. Set aside.
3. Place remaining ingredients, except parmesan, into a mixing bowl and gently fold together until fully combined.
4. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle the top with parmesan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Allow dip to cool for 5 to 7 minutes before serving with crostini, tortilla chips or toast points.

  1. Supal {chevrons and éclairs} Not Specified Not Specified

    Ah I can’t get enough of the pictures alone… this looks too good to be true! x

  2. dc Not Specified Not Specified

    Puppy bowl rocks!! Looks like this dip does too! Yum!

  3. Chad Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy Crab! I just began salivating as I looked at the images and I think I just added a couple of pounds to my waistline in the process.

  4. sarah toasty Not Specified Not Specified

    this looks so good! I really like that you added corn and red bell pepper to the mix, makes me think i’m eating healthy!

  5. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily Not Specified Not Specified

    Awwww yeah! I’m thinking I will have this as a main course for dinner and then some for dessert. Thanks for the recipe, Pinned to make ASAP!

  6. Waiting on Martha (@Waiting on Martha) Not Specified Not Specified

    Well this looks absolutely delish! This is a MUST try soon! xo Big hugs

  7. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom Not Specified Not Specified

    oh my goodness, I love this! Looks like a big bowl of comfort to me! totally also going to check out the Artichoke and Roasted Garlic dip!

  8. Smitten Foodie Not Specified Not Specified

    Holy Moses this sounds good!! I love the addition of the corn, a definite must try =)

  9. Morgan Not Specified Not Specified

    Do you guys have any tips for keeping warm dips warm during a party? I love them in theory, but hate the weird coagulating cheese thing that happens after 20 minutes…

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      This dip actually doesn’t have enough cheese in it to create that weird texture (I totally know what you’re talking about!). I’ve served it both warm and chilled and have enjoyed it both ways, but my preference is to serve it warm :)

    • Rose Lucy Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Morgan, I bought myself a small crock pot , maybe its 2 qr or about that size, perfect for any kind of Dip you want to keep warm all evening and I leave it on warm, Perfect warm dip all evening. Does this answer your question? They are so inexpensive at Walmart or Target I paid about under 10 bucks for mine, Good luck, Lucy

  10. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    Wonderful looking recipe! To add another dimension, try adding half a cup of chopped, pickled jalapenos and using some shredded pepper jack cheese!!

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  12. Tiffany @ Triple Creme Decadence Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks luscious! I love the addition of corn and Parm. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Tina Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you for this recipe! We made this for the Super Bowl and loved it. With the leftovers, we tossed it into Alfredo sauce and mixed with penne noodles. Phenomenal!

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  18. cindy Not Specified Not Specified

    Ive never cooked with crab before but because I throw lots of parties Im always searching for new appys…..this sound to die for.
    Please help me with the crab part, is it the canned one or do I have to go to the fish market?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      You can do either, although I highly recommend going the fresh route…you’ll really be able to taste the difference!

  19. Cayla Not Specified Not Specified

    Can this be made ahead of time (like 24 hours) and just baked the next day? Thanks!

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