Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Appetizers, Snacks
hot crab dip

Dive into a world of rich flavors and creamy goodness with our delectable Hot Crab Dip recipe that’s not only mouthwatering but surprisingly healthy too! Get ready to treat yourself and your guests to an irresistible appetizer that combines tender, succulent crab meat with a velvety, guilt-free base. This dish is perfect for gatherings, game nights or simply elevating your snack game. So, grab your apron and let’s embark on a culinary adventure as we create this scrumptious yet nutritious masterpiece together!

How to Make Crab Dip

Want to impress your friends and family with a healthy and delicious appetizer? Get ready to create a melt-in-your-mouth Hot Crab Dip! We’ve got you covered with our easy recipe.

First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, mix up some softened light cream cheese, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, light mayo, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, Old Bay seasoning, and reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.

Next, gently fold in lump crab meat. Transfer your creamy mixture to a 9-inch baking pan, pie dish or skillet, then top it all off with another sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Bake it all up for 35 to 40 minutes and voila! Your yummy dip is ready to serve.

This recipe makes six servings. Each serving contains 224 calories. On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Log this recipe in your NuMi app journal as two PowerFuels and two Extras.

What to Eat with Crab Dip

Hot crab dip is a delicious and versatile appetizer, perfect for any occasion. Its rich flavors and creamy texture make it an ideal pairing for various ingredients. Here are some different ingredients you can enjoy with a hot crab dip appetizer or snack:

  1. Bread: A crusty whole wheat baguette or slices of sourdough bread are excellent for dipping into the hot crab dip. You can also serve it with whole grain breadsticks or pita chips for added crunch.
  2. Crackers: Choose from a variety of crackers to complement the flavors of the crab dip. Try to choose crackers that contain fiber like whole wheat crackers. You could even find some flavored options like rosemary or garlic crackers.
  3. Vegetables: For a healthier alternative, serve the hot crab dip with an assortment of fresh vegetables. Carrot sticks, celery, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips and cherry tomatoes all make great dippers.
  4. Tortilla Chips: The salty and crunchy texture of tortilla chips pairs well with the creaminess of the crab dip, making them an excellent dipping option.
  5. Pretzels: Both hard and soft pretzels can be served with hot crab dip. Soft pretzels provide a chewy texture, while hard pretzels offer a satisfying crunch.
  6. Crostini: Toasted slices of whole wheat baguette or other fiber-rich bread can be topped with the hot crab dip for a more elegant presentation. You can also add additional toppings like sliced cherry tomatoes or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for extra flavor.
  7. Seafood: Enhance the seafood theme by serving the hot crab dip with other seafood items such as shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon or oysters on the half shell.
  8. Fruit: For a unique twist, try serving the hot crab dip with fruit slices. Apple and pear slices work well, as their mild sweetness complements the rich flavors of the dip.
  9. Potato Chips: The classic combination of potato chips and dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Choose thick-cut, kettle-cooked chips for the best dipping experience.
  10. Grilled Flatbread: Grilled or toasted flatbread provides a warm and slightly smoky flavor that pairs well with the hot crab dip. Cut into wedges for easy dipping.

With these various ingredients, you can create a delicious and diverse spread to enjoy with your hot crab dip appetizer or snack. Mix and match your favorites to cater to the tastes of your guests, and watch as they savor every bite!

More Hot and Healthy Dip Recipes

If you liked this Hot Crab Dip, you’ll love our recipe for Air Fryer Crab and Cream Cheese Wontons! Be sure to also check out some of our other favorite hot dip recipes below:

Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 224

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 2 Extras


  • 1 lb. lump crab meat
  • 6 oz. light cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, black pepper, old bay and ½ cup of cheese. Gently fold in crab meat.
  3. Transfer to a 9-inch baking pan, pie dish or skillet. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm.
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