This is an easy and tasty dip that you can whip up at a moment’s notice. If you have a can of crab meat in the cupboard and a package of cream cheese in the fridge, the rest of the ingredients you probably already have on hand, so if friends drop by unexpectedly – no problem. This also makes a nice snack when you are watching a movie on TV. You can use low-fat cream cheese and mayonnaise in this recipe.

Hot Crab Dip

Joan Donogh
Canned crab meat and cream cheese baked in a tasty dip.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can crab meat
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Blend cream cheese and mayonnaise together until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Spread mixture in a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 18 - 20 minutes, until heated through and lightly browned. Serve immediately with crackers.



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