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Hot Crab Dip on a Ritz Cracker

Maryland Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Housewives of Frederick County
Maryland is for crabs and this Hot Crab Dip Recipe is a traditional favorite!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 29 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 8 ounces Crab Meat
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pinch Garlic Salt
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning


  • In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, and garlic salt until smooth.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Fold crab meat into the mixture.
  • Pour mixture into a 1 quart casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese, or more. But not too much because you don't want the cheese to overtake the taste of the crab.
  • Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning on top of the crab dip sparingly.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is browned.
  • Serve with crackers, toasted bread, celery sticks, or parmesan crisps. And of course keep the Old Bay Seasoning handy for extra shakes!
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