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Maryland Crab Dip

Maryland crab dip is a creamy, cheesy, hot crab dip recipe flavored with classic Old Bay seasoning. It's a must-have appetizer for any party!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword crab dip recipe, hot crab dip, maryland crab dip, old bay crab dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 345kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 pound Lump crab meat
  • 12 ounces Cream cheese softened
  • 6 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning add more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Ground mustard


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese, 4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, Old Bay, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and ground mustard. Stir together until well combined.
  • Add the lump crab meat and gently fold it into the mixture doing your best to break apart the meat as little as possible.
  • Spread the mixture into a lightly greased 1.5 quart baking dish and top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbling.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, bread, chips, or veggies.


Serving: 5ounces | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 862IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 1mg