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crab dip appetizer

Crab Pretzels

Soft pretzels topped with creamy, cheesy crab dip, these Crab Pretzels are the perfect appetizer recipe for summer parties and football season!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 pound Lump crabmeat
  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1 c Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp OLD BAY Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ c shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 Pretzels or Pretzel rolls , fully cooked


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, OLD BAY seasoning, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and 1/2 c of shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl.
  • Gently fold in crab meat.
  • Scoop crab dip onto fully baked pretzels and sprinkle each one with cheddar cheese.
  • Place crab dip pretzels in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crab dip is warmed through.
  • Sprinkle with a little more OLD BAY.
  • Enjoy!


If you'd like to make your own pretzels we recommend this recipe. If you want to save time you can use pretzel rolls, pre-packaged soft pretzels, or frozen pretzels. If you use frozen pretzels make sure they are fully cooked BEFORE topping with the crab dip.