Hot Maryland Crab Dip

  • Recipe By
  • Published Feb 27th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings8
  • Calories409
This is a true Maryland recipe of hot crab dip, swooned over by many!

Hot Maryland Crab Dip Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Hot Maryland Crab Dip for 8 servings:

  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/4 cup creamy salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste
  • 2 cups fresh lump crabmeat, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 small baguette loaves, sliced into about 4 to 5 pieces each

Hot Maryland Crab Dip Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Hot Maryland Crab Dip, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Hot Maryland Crab Dip is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Hot Maryland Crab Dip within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Hot Maryland Crab Dip easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a glass loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and seafood seasoning together in a bowl. Gently fold crabmeat into cheese mixture; pour into the prepared loaf pan and top with Cheddar cheese.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until dip is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Toast baguette slices on oven rack during the last 5 minutes of baking the dip.


  • Cook's Note:
  • An alternative is to spread the mixture on halved French bread, top with cheese and bake until the cheese bubbles. It is best not to use claw meat since it has a saltier taste, nor imitation crab, since that is fish and ultimately you would just have hot fish dip. Neufchatel cheese may be used instead of cream cheese; it is less fattening and has a comparable taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 409 calories; 22 grams of fat; 35.4 grams of carbohydrates; 17.7 grams of protein; 75 milligrams of cholesterol; 748 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 5th 2015

    Just loved this one. I added Asiago cheese with the crab and cream cheese and put the cheddar on top. I added sherry to it just because sherry and crab are so simpatico. Also, taste this ...

  2. Oct 19th 2014

    Yum! Looking for more flavor? I added 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, doubled the old bay, 3 tablespoons chopped green onion and mixed the cheddar cheese in so it wouldn't harden on top as others ...

  3. Apr 5th 2014

    I think the author meant mayo

  4. Mar 3rd 2014

    Drain your crab or it will be wet. I HATE it when Good recipes are trashed by BAD cooks who have NO concept of what they like to eat! >:P

  5. Nov 22nd 2013

    Ingredients say creamy salad dressing. Instructions say mayo. Are we talking miracle whip or actual salad dressing. Or is it a typo and just mayo?

  6. Sep 5th 2013

    I'm born and raised just south of Baltimore so I think I know a thing or two about crabs. I made this dip for opening day Ravens game and everyone loved it. They went through that pan like i ...

  7. Dec 26th 2012

    This crab dip is a winner. Used canned lump crab meat from Costco, about 2-1/2 cups. Also added 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded & diced and 1 teaspoon paprika. Served over warm Italian Salt ...

  8. Dec 17th 2012

    I live in Maryland and crab dip is ever present...this is a classic. I prepared exactly as written with the exception of adding more Old Bay and it needed to stay in the oven a bit longer t ...

  9. Aug 29th 2012

    This is a FABULOUS recipe. Made it and it was a big hit. Served it at room temp and no one got sick. I know it would great hot too. You can't go wrong with this recipe.