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Drunken Goat Cheese Crab Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1 shallot, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup half-and-half

8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed, at room temperature

8 ounces grated drunken goat cheese

1 pound claw crabmeat, picked through for shells and cartilage

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Whole-wheat pita chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once foaming, add the shallots and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the half-and-half and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the cream cheese in increments. Once incorporated and smooth, add all but 1/4 cup of the goat cheese in handfuls and whisk until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the crabmeat and 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley. Pour into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish.
  3. Mix together the panko, remaining 1/4 cup grated cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley and the paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle the top of the dip with the mixture. Bake until bubbly and hot, 20 minutes. Serve with whole wheat pita chips.