3 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, not miracle whip 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/8 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons onions, diced fine 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, diced fine 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded 6 ounces crab meat, flaked and picked over for shells
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and butter with a mixer until smooth. Sprinkle with the salt and paprika and blend.
Stir in by hand the onion, green bell pepper, mozzarella cheese, and crab until just mixed (stirring it too much will mash up the crab too much).
Spoon into an oven safe chafing dish or casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until bubbly in the middle.
Serve with your favorite dippers (crackers, pita, veggies, etc).
Instead of green bell peppers I used jalapenos! Outstanding!
Guest Foodie October 23, 2013 COMMENT: What kind of crab meat should I use for this? Canned? Fresh?
queenie July 1, 2013 REVIEW:
BEST crab dip ever! I couldn't stop eating it!
Member since: Oct 8, 2012
Jordan53 October 8, 2012 REVIEW:
Omitted the green pepper and used the old faithful onion soup mix. Also, no mozzarella cheese, so, again, to the old faithful Asigo & Sharp cheese for some kick.
mdcrabman October 12, 2010 REVIEW:
This was easy and its very good!! Being from maryland i changed the season salt to old bay. I added cheedar cheese on the top. Other than that great stuff!!!
mom of 2 October 19, 2009 REVIEW:
This recipe was very easy and sooo very delicious!
Member since: Dec 31, 2004
Grai51 June 13, 2009 REVIEW:
I just made this for a neighbor's party and everyone raved about it. I also omitted the peppers. I used high quality canned crab and increased the servings to 16.
Ali Vâ™¥ February 1, 2009 REVIEW:
I thought that was just ok. I ate most of it because it was tasty, and I love dip. But I'd leave out the green peppers next time, they are too sweet and over power the crab taste. I'd also use more crab, more seasoning and cheddar cheese. I've had better crab and/or seafood dips.
Pam143 December 30, 2008 REVIEW:
Terrific recipe! I needed a crab dip recipe at the last minute but I didn't have all the same ingredients that the recipe called for. I used half of the diced onion and 1 Tbsp. of the Lipton Onion Soup Mix. I used shredded Colby Jack cheese instead of Mozzarella. I also left out the green pepper. It was delicious!!
Ruthie December 30, 2008 REVIEW:
DELICIOUS! DELICIOUS! This recipe was so simple to make and was a big hit at a holiday party recently. Even for green pepper haters (like my daughter), you'll love it--adds lots of flavor to recipe.
Chris November 26, 2008 REVIEW:
Perfect! We always get rave reviews at parties and family gathering! Give it a try!
Guest Foodie October 8, 2008 REVIEW:
This is not only one of the easiest crab dip recipes I've made, but also the most delicious! I hate green pepper so I didn't put that in, otherwise I followed the recipe to the tee. I've never used canned crab meat before, but the BumbleBee Lump Crabmeat in a can (near the canned Tuna at grocery stores) had no shell remnants and is actually very high quality - try it once and I'm sure you'll agree! I topped with a little extra shredded mozzarella to get a nice cheesy layer on top. 5 Stars from me!! :)
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