Crab dip is sometimes known as Maryland Crab Dip, so it seemed like a perfect idea to make a cream cheese crab dip recipe with our delicious Lump Maryland Crab Meat. We have mixed ours with mayonnaise and greek yogurt to give it a creamy and tangy twist. There is only a small amount of each spice so that the flavor of the crab is enhanced rather than overshadowed.
We hope you enjoy making and eating this cream cheese crab dip as much as we did. It could be the appetizer star at your next holiday party!
Cream Cheese Crab Dip Recipe
Skill Level: Beginner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients Required to make Cream Cheese Crab Dip:
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup greek yogurt (we used 0% but you could use any fat percentage)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp bread crumbs or crushed cracker crumbs
Cream Cheese Crab Dip Cooking Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. With a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the cream cheese, mayonnaise and greek yogurt together until smooth. Alternatively, if you don’t have an electric mixer, microwave the cream cheese just until softened and mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and greek yogurt together with a wooden spoon.
Wiith a spoon, mix in the thyme, paprika, cayenne, salt, black pepper, and garlic. Gently fold in the Lump Maryland Crab Meat so the crab doesn’t break down too much. Spoon the dip into a small oven safe dish, we used a french onion soup dish, and sprinkle the bread crumbs on top. Bake the dip for about 15 minutes until the bread crumbs are golden and the dip is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm with fresh bread, crackers, chips, and/or veggies for dipping.
Tips: Don’t have greek yogurt? You can either omit it, which will give you a less tangy flavor, or substitute sour cream for it. If you want a cheesier dip, up the cream cheese to 8oz! No need to decrease the mayonnaise or greek yogurt.
Feel free to add in your own twists to this easy cream cheese dip recipe like some finely diced shallots or add some Monterrey jack cheese on top with the bread crumbs or in place of them. If you have leftover dip that hasn’t sat out too long, pop it in the fridge and eat it the next day tossed with a pasta of your choice.
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You can visit our online store and order your Lump Maryland Crab Meat for your next cream cheese crab dip! We are making it convenient for you to buy your favorite seafood products and have them delivered right to your door.
By: Melanie Craighead