Sign up for our recipe newsletters so you never miss a new recipe!
home > recipes > copycat recipes > copycats a to z > J - J. Alexander's to Junior's

Joe's Crab Shack Crab Dip

recipe at a glance
Rating: 5/5
11 reviews
1 comment

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 8675

recipe tools

Photoadd photo
review it!
share this recipe:
share on facebook share on google plus share on twitter share on pinterest
save to yummly


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).

added by



175 calories, 14 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
Show full nutritional data (including Weight Watcher's Points ®, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, and diabetic exchanges)

Get our best recipes delivered right to you!
Sign up for our newsletters that feature hand-picked recipes

more recipes like joe's crab shack crab dip

comments & reviews

number of 5 star votes on this recipe
number of 4 star votes on this recipe
number of 3 star votes on this recipe
number of 2 star votes on this recipe
number of 1 star votes on this recipe
number of unrated comments on this recipe1

Registered Member at
Member since:
Mar 5, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Instead of green bell peppers I used jalapenos! Outstanding!

Guest at

Guest Foodie

What kind of crab meat should I use for this? Canned? Fresh?

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
BEST crab dip ever! I couldn't stop eating it!

Registered Member at
Member since:
Oct 8, 2012

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
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.



Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!!!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was very easy and sooo very delicious!

Registered Member at
Member since:
Dec 31, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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.

Guest at

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
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.

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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.

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Perfect! We always get rave reviews at parties and family gathering! Give it a try!

Guest at

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!! :)

Please note:
This is a copy cat recipe submitted to CDKitchen by a third-party. This recipe is not an original recipe unless specifically stated and is considered only to be an acceptable "clone" to the original for the home cook to attempt to duplicate. Please also note that many nationwide restaurant chains vary their menus and ingredients by region so the version provided may not be similar to what you may have tried before. All trademarks referenced are property of their respective owners.

Crab Dip
View more crab dip recipes
Seafood Dip
View more seafood dip recipes
Dips And Spreads
View more dips and spreads recipes
Appetizers & Snacks
View more appetizers & snacks recipes
J - Copy Cat Restaurant Recipes
View more j - copy cat restaurant recipes recipes
Alphabetical Copycats
View more alphabetical copycats recipes
Recipe Newsletter
Subscribe to our free email newsletter to get our daily recipe picks, cooking tips, and more!

free recipe newsletter signup!