Hot Louisiana Crab Dip Appetizer

Do not be mistaken, this is not a spicy crab dip. The temperature of the dip is meant to be hot when served. With football season just around the corner, it is time to get a new list for game play foods. This needs to be the first on the list. Who does not like crab dip? This one does not taste overly fishy, the flavors blend well together, making this creamy and cheesy.

This can be turned into a Double Hot Crab Dip if you choose. Add your choice of hot sauce or spicy seasoning to give it a kick. This is one of those appetizers that can be made quickly, and is gone just as quick. You may want to make a double batch.

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The meat from the crab that you want for this recipe is called Lump crab. It comes from the body of the crab. It technically is the broken pieces of large lump crab mixed with a special grade of crab meat. It can be found in the canned section with other canned fish. Some butchers may carry it, depending on the clients they have.

Whether you stay home and have people over for the game or you are invited out to a game, this dip is the one to make. It is easily carried. It can be customized to taste and is a great warmth on chilly football days. After all, dips are the one food we are allowed to play with until we get it just right!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh crab meat?

Fresh is sold in the meat department in plastic tubs. It will cost a bit more, but is typically tastier.

Can I make it spicy?

Add in some sliced jalapeno peppers, your favorite hot sauce or even red pepper flakes to give it a double hot kick.

Do I have to serve it hot?

Serving it hot will keep the cheese cheesy and melty. This is not the type of dip you want to clump up.

Serving Suggestions:

You can serve this with almost anything! Slice up a loaf of baguette bread, use chips or crackers.

Have a tray of fresh cut vegetables, such as celery, cucumbers, carrots for your guests to scoop up dip.

What ingredients do you need for Hot Louisiana Crab Dip Appetizer

            1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese

            ½ cup of mayonnaise

            ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

            ½ pound of shelled lump crab meat

            3 tbsp chopped green onion

            2 clove of minced garlic

            2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

            2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

            ½ tsp Old Bay Louisiana Seasoning

            1 tsp hot sauce

            Salt and pepper to taste.

How to make Hot Louisiana Crab Dip Appetizer

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 325*

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish

SECOND STEP:

Add more seasoning to taste, or leave the way it is

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until it is lightly golden on the top

Serving:

Serves 8 people

Prep Time 10 minutes

Baking Time 40 minutes

Serve hot, with extra hot sauce on the side for those who prefer it extra hot.

Hot Louisiana Crab Dip Appetizer

Hot Louisiana Crab Dip Appetizer

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ pound of shelled lump crab meat
  • 3 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 2 clove of minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ tsp Old Bay Louisiana Seasoning
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 325*

Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish

SECOND STEP:

Add more seasoning to taste, or leave the way it is

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until it is lightly golden on the top

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 40mgSugar: 20gProtein: 10g