What Is an Easy Recipe for Making Hot Crab Dip?


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An easy recipe for hot crab dip is McCormick's Old Bay hot crab dip. This recipe uses only five ingredients besides lump crab meat and takes about 10 minutes to prepare.

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To make Old Bay hot crab dip, first mix together 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard. Add 1 pound lump crabmeat to the cream cheese mixture, mixing gently. Spread the crab mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish and top with 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and more Old Bay seasoning if desired. Bake the dip for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and then serve the dip with crackers or French bread.

Another hot crab dip calls for more ingredients, but it only takes 15 minutes to prepare and is mixed right in the baking dish. To start, mix together 1 pound lump crabmeat, 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese, 3/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a casserole dish. Add in 2 minced garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice, 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard. Stir everything together until the ingredients are blended well. Bake the dip for 40 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

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