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Hot Crab Dip

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Written by ClareW

Whilst dips and spreads tend to pop in and out of fashion, hot crab dip has always remained popular.  I have used this in the height of winter and the scorching heat of summer and it has always been good. This dip is ideal as a dish with small slices of toasted bread and crackers. However, put some on a warm bagel and you have a new level. Also I have used this as a starter when followed by a dark meat such as Beef Stroganoff or Beef Wellington. This is a dip that people will think of as dated but will always try. Funny that!

Hot Crab Dip - TheRecipe.Website

Hot Crab Dip

A simple dish that works during the summer and winter. It is an old favourite.
4.68 from 49 votes
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Course: Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dips/Spreads, Seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 portions
Calories: 261kcal



  • Mix all ingredients except crab meat in a large bowl.
  • Add the crab and toss gently, using your fingers so as not to break the crab meat into small pieces.
  • Place in oven-proof casserole dish, or into 8 individual serving dishes.
  • Top with a thin coating of mayonnaise and garnish with a dusting of paprika.
  • Bake at 350F (180C) for 15 minutes, or until warm through.
  • Serve with toast points or crackers.


Instead of diced pimentos, you can use a red bell pepper finely diced instead.
You may need a little extra mayonnaise


Sodium: 1058mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 0.1g | Potassium: 4mg | Cholesterol: 228mg | Calories: 261kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 34g | Carbohydrates: 8g