Cheesy Chesapeake Crab Dip

Creamy and indulgent, this dip is made with sweet crab meat, savory seafood seasonings and a blend of cheeses. Best served hot and bubbling with soft bread, crunchy tortillas or fresh veggies. A family favorite!

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Cheesy Chesapeake Crab Dip

“This dip was really delicious. I made a couple of adjustments while preparing it. The first was to add 4…” Read more


1 lb. Phillips Crab Meat (any grade)
8 oz. sour cream
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp./Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
1 Tbsp. fresh or dried parsley
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 1/2 tsp. Phillips Seafood Seasoning
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz. mozzarella cheese
(2) 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese

Cooking Instructions

  • Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature and soften.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp. parsley, dry mustard and seafood seasoning.
  • Stir in 7 1/2 ounces cheddar cheese and 4 ounces mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
  • Gently fold in crab meat by hand until evenly distributed throughout mixture. Be careful not to break apart the meat.
  • Pour mixture into 9-inch lightly greased pie or quiche pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and parsley.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbling.

Recipe Tips

Serving suggestion: serve with choice of crackers, tortilla chips, sliced vegetables or French bread. Also try serving in a hollowed out bread boule.


This dip was really delicious. I made a couple of adjustments while preparing it. The first was to add 4 cloves of crushed garlic. Then I added 5 good shakes of Tabasco Chipotle sauce. It was a huge hit! Thanks for the base recipe!

- Susan

We love this recipe!!! Have been making it now every Christmas Eve for the last couple of years!!! One of the best crab dips we’ve had!!

Great recipe – a big hit with my family and friends. You can’t go wrong with this one!

- Gail