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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Warm Crab Dip

I've always said that I'm not very good with appetizers, and so I'm always on the hunt for easy, delicious pre-dinner munchies or finger foods for parties.

My daughter was planning a house warming party, and while helping her look for good easy hors d'oeuvres, I came across a few easy sounding warm crab dips.

The one here, is just what the two of us came up with the Saturday before the party, but it was so good, it will, for sure, be one of my go-to's from now on.  It can be served with crusty bread, crackers, or even chips.There is not a really strong crab flavour, so you don't have to worry about it being too "fishy". 

Since this has very few ingredients, and I already had everything in my pantry, this was a no brainer, and it will be for you too.  Enjoy!

Warm Crab Dip

Recipe by Fluudbloggler

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 can (120 gms) canned crab meat - you can also use fresh, but canned works just as well.
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1 finely chopped spring onion (can also use 1 tbsp finely chopped white onion)
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 drop hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Cooking Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400. 
  2. In mixer, whip cream cheese until creamy
  3. Drain liquid from crab.
  4. Add crab, red pepper, onion, garlic, hot sauce, lemon and cayenne, and mix until smooth.
  5. Add cheddar and stir until well combined.
  6. Place in baking dish, bake at 400 for 20 minutes until heated through, and top looks slightly crispy.
  7. Serve warm with crusty bread, or crackers.
  8. Can also be kept warm in mini crock pot. 
Makes about 2 cups of dip.  But the recipe can easily be doubled.  Can be assembled the day before and just heated before ready to serve.