Hot Crab Dip Recipes

Hot Crab Dip Recipes, warm and wonderful crab!

We use both imitation and real crab for warm recipes. It’a a great opportunity to add more flavor with other ingredients. See our Crab Dip Recipe for more ideas.

Most warm recipes will work cold too. Up to you. We use a chafing dish to hold the hot dip surrounded by breads and crackers.

Recently we did a party where we served large, cooked shrimp (cocktail style,) but with this dip - so you dip a shrimp into this sumptuous dip. Too good - we’ve added it to the menu.

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 24 people.
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1/2 cup (8 oz) mayonnaise
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
1 cup (8oz) cream cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 finely chopped scallions
1 teaspoon good mustard
1 shake Worcestershire sauce
24 ounces of crab, imitation or fresh
2 ounces dry wine or dry sherry


Combine the ingredients, mixing very well. Transfer the dip to a smaller bowl, cover tightly with film, and refrigerate overnight.

The day of your party, microwave until it is warm throughout. Transfer to your chafing dish , and serve.

Thin it out with some boiling water, if need. Garnish with fresh lemon slices, with a bottle of hot sauce nearby.

Some variations include adding American cheese or a jarred alfredo sauce, horseradish, and cocktail sauce (ketchup and horseradish.) We also used parmesan, artichokes and chopped shrimp delicious additions. You can get creative and have lots of fun with this.

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