Hot Crab Dip

Total Time:
55 min
15 min
40 min

4 cups

  • 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup green onions, minced, optional
  • 5 to 6 roasted garlic cloves or 2 cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine all of the ingredients in a casserole and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve hot with crackers or toast points.

View All

Pairs Well With

Rich, buttery white wine

  • Find easy pairings for your favorite recipes, Bobby's perfect picks and party ideas.
Cooking Tips
Loading review filters...

    226 Reviews
    0/1000 characters
    Your Rating:
    Sort by: 
    I made this last night for my book club and was very disappointed. I purchased the lump crab meat ($$$) as instructed but the dip was extremely fishy and runny.
    It was too fishy
    I really like this, and so did my guests. I made a few modifications, however. I added 1 teaspoon OldBay, 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeņos, and substituted half of the crab with imitation crab! No one knew the difference, and I had to print out copies of the recipe for my guests after the party.
    Where is the Old Bay? You cannot have crab without it.
    3/4 c mayo and 3.4 cup sour cream and you would be fine.
    This is one of the best crab dip recipes I have made. I did not add the onions or the garlic cloves. I made it for Christmas Eve and then was asked again to make it for the Ravens game. Loved it and Love you Paula.
    paula deen recipe,don't care for any of her money making rotten recipes that i have tried !!!!
    this was very good. next time I will put a little Old Bay seasoning in.
    Was looking for something indulgent to snack on before Christmas dinner, and this was not only a huge disappointment, but a waste of a 36 dollar can of lump crab. So disappointing! Made recipe exactly as written. Would definitely not recommend.
    Killed the flavor of expensive lump crabmeat. Also not possible to fold the ingredients in without shredding the wonderful LUMP crabmeat. It is edible, but by no means a 4 or 5 star. I'd never make this again. All the spices were overpowering to the delicate flavor of good crabmeat. This was the overall consensus of EVERY Person at the party, which was 20+ people, sp keep looking for other recipes
    A huge hit!!! Delicious.
    Absolutely Scrumptious!!!
    I was looking for a hot crab dip and found this one then I read the reviews that it came out oily. I saw that Emeril had a crab dip using the same amount of crab and cheese with only 1/2 cup of mayo and some people complained on that one that it was not creamy. 
    I decided on this one and followed the recipe with the following changes I used 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup mayonnaise and only one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. it was very good, had a nice texture and was not oily.
    After reading these reviews, I have to wonder what type of crab meat people use. I use North Carolina Blue crabs. And, mine are fresh out of the back yard...and free. Yeah, you might ease up on the mayo, but overall this is a great recipe with the right kind of fresh crab meat.
    I loved this dip and so did everyone who ate it. I was looking for something spicy so I decided to substitute two fresh jalapenos and used regular jack cheese. I also chopped some yellow pepper and sauteed it with the jalapenos prior to mixing it into the dip. I served it with crackers, fresh sliced plum tomatoes, and pepper wedges for those who preferred not having the crackers.
    I did not like this recipe. It was chunky and tasteless. I salvaged it using dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and cream cheese. I would NEVER make this again. A total waste of crab meat.
    We LOVED this recipe. We only made a half batch because there's only two off us. I just eye balled the Worcestershire and know I didn't put as much as the recipe called for. After I mixed it all up, I felt it was missing something so I put in about 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. It Worked!!!
    All that mayonnaise covered the real crab flavor. Very disappointed overall because I wasted perfectly good crab meat!
    Made this for my son. He said it's good although the flavor doesn't really pop, all in all good. I smashed the crab down a bit to the consistency of tuna fish. It made a good dip/spread over cocktail bread. Will make again, but next time add more ingredients to make the flavor "pop".
    I made this for the Super Bowl despite reading some negative reviews. It was a HIT!!! Perfect texture, great flavor. I'm sure living in the DMV gave me access to some quality crab, which could have been an issue for others. But either way, this recipe is easy and tasty.
    NASTY!!! Flavors do not work and it came out too oily. Didn't trust this recipe, glad I saved my money and used imitation crab meat.
    Using imitation crab meat was probably your first mistake!
    Just plain gross! Total waste of a $17.00 can of crab meat not to mention all the rest of the ingredients
    I made this for Christmas Eve appetizers and it was a total flop. I can get past the fishiness of real crab but overall just an unappealing looking dip. I tried to fold all the ingredients gently to keep the integrity and texture of the crab but it still turned out looking like, tasting like and smelling like a tuna fish dip. It was a little too oily and all around not a favorite by anyone at the party....add to that the cost of making this dish and I also find it hard to believe that this is a 4 star recipe.
    Hello people! Of Course this is going to be fishy.... it's real crab meat not the cheap imitation stuff! I just made this and haven't even baked it yet and can't stop eating it!!! Fantastic dip. I also added more hot sauce and one tablespoon less of Worcestershire - thought three to be a bit much. Serving with a fresh sliced warm baguette. Also topped with paprika for a little smoky flavor. Did not have pepper jack on hand just used reg jack cheese.
    Disgusting and very fishy. I even read the reviews and made some modifications. Would not recommend this to anyone
    It was good. I would def. make this again. I would alter the recipe by adding less mayo..the amount of mayo called for this recipe was a litle too much for my liking. Also I would add more hot sauce. I like it spicy.
    I have made this recipe twice for football games and it has been gone by the end of the half. I use a little extra garlic and extra cheese(my preference and a little less mayo. Always gets great reviews.
    I made this dip for my niece's bday party, it was really good but it was just a little greasy. I think it might have been the mayo, so I think I'll try less mayo and add a little cream cheese. Overall it was a good dip. Paula hasn't steered me wrong yet ;
    Not good. Served this at a Super Bowl party and no one liked it. I made exactly from the recipe. The flavors just don't combine for a good taste. Also, it is not creamy and rich as I expect a crab dip to be and I think it is too much crab. I am surprised that this recipe is a 4 star recipe.
    yuck, and definitely not a hit at the party either. It was actually too much crab...
    Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! your flag was submitted.

    This recipe is featured in:

    The Best Thanksgiving Appetizers