Hot crab dip with blue cheese is a delicious appetizer. Serve it up with crackers or chips. You can even dip raw vegetables and bread slices in it. This is a great dip to serve at parties, especially in the winter when all your guests really appreciate something warm. This dip is very creamy and satisfying, and the crab flavor just hits the spot. Everyone loves crab, and serving it in a dip like this is a great way to make this luxury item stretch. Get the best crab you can to make this dish the best it can be. High quality seafood makes all the difference when you add it to a recipe.
When you are planning a holiday party or just a special gathering, it is nice to provide some appetizers. Chips and dips are a simple answer to the dilemma of what to serve. You can plan to serve several different types, such as salsa, onion dip and, just to up the ante, a nice hot dip like this one. It provides your guests with a wide variety of tastes and textures even if all you provide is appetizers.
Appetizers like this hot crab dip are perfect for a busy party host. Most can be made ahead of time, then you just pop this dip in the oven at the last minute and set it out for everyone to enjoy. The creamy flavor is a wonderful combination of cheeses, crab and seasonings the combine to make an incredible dish. Do not be surprised if you get asked for the recipe whenever you serve this dish. It is also a great dish to take to potlucks or other gatherings. All you really need is an oven. Just mix everything up ahead of time and when you arrive, pop it in the oven to finish up. You end up serving a terrific hot dish that did not have to get cold on the way over.
Recipe for Hot Crab Dip
What You Need
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 to 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch of garlic salt to taste
- Up to 1 Tablespoon of milk (only if necessary)
- Dash of Tabasco sauce
- 1/2 – 3/4 pound crab meat, fresh or canned
- 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup grated cheese of your choice
- Crackers and Chips for dipping
How to Make It
Pick any shell fragments out of crab. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix up the cream cheese, sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, garlic salt, blue cheese crumbles and Tabasco sauce until it is smooth. Add a little milk if the mixture is too thick. You want it to be dense and creamy.
Fold in the crab meat carefully.
Pour mixture into a greased 1 quart casserole dish and top with grated cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.