Hot Cheesy Crab Dip

Easy and delicious Hot Cheesy Crab Dip appetizer recipe that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for parties, game day, or as a snack.

hot cheesy crab dip

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip

While this one is fantastic, I also suggest checking out Jalapeño Popper Dip, Warm Mushroom Dip, or the ever-popular Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

I was surprised at how fast I put together this Hot Cheesy Crab Dip, and it only took 15 minutes of baking too!

Sometimes when you’re going to a gathering, when you want to take a dip along – this is all the time you have to whip something up.

For this reason, it’s been my go-to a few times. It’s that reliable dip recipe that you’ll be thankful you have!

hot cheesy crab dip appetizer recipe

I loved that in no time I had a great cheese appetizer dish on the table for my family to enjoy.

We devoured a good majority, the creamy warm taste is amazing. Then, after a quick re-heat the next day, it was the perfect mid-afternoon snack.

There are a few essential items that our home is never without, and cheese is one of them. It’s a necessary ingredient in most of our family meals, from casseroles to sandwiches.

In fact, combing through our favourite recipes just on my blog alone, I’d say a great majority of them call for cheese. Especially when it comes to dip recipes.

appetizer recipe Hot Cheesy Crab Dip

I adore appetizer dips, they are so great as snacks to brining along for parties. I have many dip recipes on this blog, as you might know.

They also make the perfect snack, especially when you have kids plus their friends over.

hot cheesy crab dip recipe appetizer
appetizer recipe Hot Cheesy Crab Dip

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy and delicious Hot Cheesy Crab Dip appetizer recipe that's sure to be a crowd pleaser for parties, game day, or as a snack.


  • 1 cup Light Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip Calorie-Wise Spread
  • 1-1/2 cups 4 Cheese Italiano Cheese, shredded, divided
  • 3 green onions, chopped, divided
  • 1 can crab meat, 120 g, drained, flaked
  • Triscuit Thin Crisps Original Crackers


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cream cheese product and dressing until blended.
  3. Reserve 1 Tbsp. each shredded cheese and onions for garnish. Add remaining shredded cheese, onions and crabmeat to cream cheese mixture; mix well. Spread onto bottom of 1-L baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 15 min., stirring after 10 min. Garnish with reserved shredded cheese and onions. Serve with crackers.


Serve with cut-up fresh vegetables in addition to the crackers.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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  1. I love making fresh Spinach Dip at home for my family. I would have never thought of adding Crab! Such a great idea! Thank you for a great post and giveaway! #CheeseTheDay

  2. There are so many things i like to make. Buffalo chicken with potatoes ans cheese, mac and cheese, etc. Most of my recipes have cheese!

  3. We love our chicken/turkey divan smothered in a cheese topping, lasagna, cheese balls, and mac & cheese

  4. We like to make a macaroni dish with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese and macaroni noodles. Not sure where the recipe came from but my dad made it all the time.

  5. Would love to try making the Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bake from the Kraft website. Would be a change from our normal mac & cheese that we love.

  6. I make this hot cheese dish. Don’t know what it’s called but it has artichokes, mayonnaise and cheese and you bake it.

  7. I like making my cheese sauce with sharp cheddar which I serve over cauliflower or broccoli.

  8. Brie bites! Brie baked in puff pastry with cranberry sauce and almond slivers. Mmmmm.

  9. The hot cheesy crab dip you featured is hands down my favourite recipe, the stuffed peppers looks good too

  10. Mmmmmm I love this recipe!! my favourite cheesy dish would have to be my homemade mac and cheese, or homemade extra cheese pizza, great now I’m hungry for CHEESE!!!!

  11. grilled cheese sandwiches with home-made tomato soup (the canned stuff has changed so much we can’t stand it anymore). thanks

  12. we always make this layered nacho dip, you get avocado, cheese, salsa and sour cream all in one scoop

  13. We love cheese. Quesadillas, put inside burritos, on pizza, Cheddar Soup, and Cheesy Potatoes are a few of our favourites.

  14. Cheese makes everything taste better love it on my broccoli and cauliflower and omelettes.

  15. I don’t actually make cheesy recipes since my husband and both sons are allergic to dairy. I do love lasagna though.

  16. I like to make home made macaroni and cheese.
    Ingredient: macaroni, tomato juice, hamburger, onion and shredded cheddar cheese.

  17. I love to make Lasagnes with different kinds of cheese and of course the family favorite it homemade pizza

  18. My favorite cheese recipe is homemade Mozzarella sticks πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance.

  19. Yours. Omg that crap dip looks amazing, I might add lobster when it’s in season though, which will be soon. God that looks good… I could eat the whole thing. Oh man.

  20. I love making stuffed mushrooms. This one sounds delicious though as I love crab so will have to try it.

  21. For me that would be cheese fondue with lots of lovely fresh bread. Yummy πŸ™‚

  22. I love to make cheesy Mexican nachos. I like to use cream cheese and a shredded Mexican cheese blend.

  23. I love making grilled cheese because it is a great way to experiment with different cheeses, and grilled cheese is such a great comfort food.

  24. Isn’t everything better with cheese? Two of my faves are mac and cheese and nachos with lots of cheese too.

  25. I melt organic cheese on Silver Hills Gluten Free bread in the oven. The bread is dense, nutritious, delicious and can be enjoyed on its own, so the melted cheese topping is a simple but, filling snack.

  26. I love making my family fully loaded nachos with lots of extra yummy cheese on top.

  27. My favourite cheesy thing to make is mac and cheese. I have a few different recipes that I use, from old family recipes, to new quick and easy ones using a variety of different ingredients from tomatoes to eggs to mushroom soup mix – and lots of cheese of course! My family loves homemade mac and cheese!

  28. It is pretty sad when we only have grocery store where we live and the prices are so crazy that we drive 1 hour and 1/2 to go grocery shopping and we save so much more money by doing that once or twice a month than shop here and Loblaws is the first place we always this card would really be nice with helping a family of four to be able to make all their favourite meals especially that crab dip..they would just go nuts its been so long..thank you for this chance and fingers crossed…xoxo

  29. I love making homemade mac and cheese – extra cheesy and with bacon! πŸ™‚

  30. I make an awesome Cheesy Potato Casserole that the whole family loves, using cheddar soup and rel cheddar cheese on top.

  31. I love to make lazy nachos, basically it’s just a bunch of cheese melted over tortilla chips in the microwave.

  32. There’s a spinach zucchini cheese dip that I make a few times every summer – it’s amazing!

  33. A cheese covered pizza is never wrong in my book! We like to do up our own and use a variety of kinds of cheese…

  34. This is perfect for me to make during the holidays…i’ve pinned it to keep and make next week for Thanksgiving !! yummmy!

  35. I just love melted cheese!! I love to make shrimp quesadillas smothered in cheese and tomatoes and cilantro.

  36. Everything lol. I have a slight obsession with cheese. I found a new recipe for mozza meat balls that I want to try soon! I love stuffing chicken with cream cheese and bacon too. Yum!

  37. I like to make new potatoes (microwaved or boiled) in their skins, with grated old cheddar, butter, and a dollop of sweet Thai chili sauce. It’s great comfort food on a dark cold day.

  38. I like to make full of cheese tuna melt.
    Thanks, for the link to the amazing sounding recipes.

  39. I would love to make the hot and cheesy crab dip, I have company coming tomorrow and it seams like just the right dish to finish off the appetizers

  40. I have these ingredients in the house, so am making this for Thanksgiving today. Looks and sounds delicious!

  41. I love to make mac and cheese, a healthier version, but it is always a family favourite!!

  42. Honestly? I can’t wait to try the recipe above…..the hot cheesy crab dip looks sooooooooo good!

  43. I love cooking with cheese. One of my favourites is cheesy rice with minced veggies (peppers, peas, carrots). I use jalapeΓ±o havarti or just cheddar for it. We call it fiesta rice.

  44. Our family makes this delicious Beer Cheese Dip that is oh-so-cheesy with a rich malt flavour (most of us don’t even like beer much!) We use Pretzel Crisps or plain ruffles chips as dippers!

  45. my family loves cheese balls.. They also love just regular old cheese dip with crackers (as long as its NOT white cheese LOL) My 4 year old is not a fan. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  46. My biggest cheesy comfort food is grilled cheese sandwiches! They always make me feel better!

  47. I’d love to make the Hot Cheesy Crab Dip, I can already see myself eating it all

  48. wonderful… I am going to a cookie exchange next month and I will be making this! Thanks for this amazing receipe!

  49. I love to make extra cheesy lasagna, but this Hot Cheesy Crab Dip is sure to be a favourite!

  50. When I think of cheese recipes, my first thought is Mac & Cheese. Followed by baked French onion soup πŸ™‚

  51. My favorite is the same, a hot Cheesy Crab Dip. I have always bought the 4 cheeses separately and grated them but buying the package is a great idea.

  52. I love to make lasagna and it’s the one meal I can guarantee the whole family loves

  53. I love cheese on it’s own, on pizza, lasagna, pasta, sandwiches, pretty much any thing goes better with cheese!

  54. I love cheese! I like to make all kinds of things with it. Here’s one: Mexican Tomato Bake.

  55. I have discovered a new alternative to our regular pizza. I roast rounds of butternut squash in the oven, flip them and after a total of 35 minutes top the rounds as you would a regular pizza crust. Choose a good quality cheese and then broil them. This recipe has been a delicious life saver in my weight loss program.

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