Baked Crab Dip

My mom has made this crab dip for years for family gatherings and I admit I am absolutely obsessed with it.  It’s so simple and easy and absolutely delicious.  I mean, when the majority of the dish is cream cheese, how can it not be?  Haha ok hopefully haven’t totally put you off this dish because it’s worth a try!  And you have to admit, all the best dips are smothered in cheese…  If I could, I would make this all the time but Natalya is a bit more health-conscious than me so she limits me to baking this dip only for Thanksgiving Eve dinner, although I eat it all the time for family gatherings at home.

My mom has gotten fancier in recent days and uses fresh crab meat, although I don’t think I have enough patience to shell a crab…

Baked Crab Dip

Yields: never enough… sigh… I want more


  • 8oz cream cheese
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • 6oz crab meat (drained)
  • ¼ C minced onion, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp hot sauce


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix ingredients together in bowl.

Spread the mixture in a shallow baking dish in an even layer.

I love to then sprinkle extra minced onion on top for a lovely crust topping.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the edge are browned.  Serve immediately with crackers or fresh bread.

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