Maryland Style Hot Crab Dip

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 20m


  • 1 pound Crab Meat
  • Hot Sauce to taste (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Seafood Seasoning (like Old Bay brand)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 packages (8oz) Cream Cheese
  • 1 Bunch Scallions, green part only, thinly sliced (optional)


  1. In a medium pot add the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and mustard and heat over low to medium-low heat, stirring frequently with a heat proof rubber spatula. Cook until fully melted and no lumps are present, about 5 minutes. Add the cheese and mayonnaise and allow the cheese to melt. Add the crab meat and gently fold, being careful not to break up the crab. Allow to the crab to heat through, about 3 minutes. Add hot sauce to desired spiciness. Transfer to a serving dish, garnish with scallions and serve with soft pretzels, pretzel chips or other favorite chip or cracker. The dip can also be made and held warm in a small crock pot.

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