Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I was born in Maryland, and crab dip was served at all family functions since as long as I can remember. No "true" Baltimore native can NOT have a good recipe for crab dip. (It can be made using "low fat" sour cream, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, but I always make this for parties, so I go for the full blown)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together sour cream, lemon juice, onion, Worcestershire, dry mustard, garlic powder, and cream cheese.
  2. I use a hand mixer to get it blended really well.
  3. Fold in cheddar cheese and crabmeat.
  4. Spoon mixture into casserole dish and sprinkle with paprika or Old Bay Seasoning.
  5. Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, toast points, or my Maryland family's favorite-- Bugles!
Most Helpful

Very Easy to make and LOVED the fact that it contained NO MAYO!!!! First recipe I've found that did not call for it. I made this for an office pot-luck and everyone loved it! Will definitely make this again and it will become my "go to" recipe for hot crab dip!!

jadams713 November 01, 2013

I would say this is good, not amazing, but is very easy to put together. The biggest appeal to this recipe was the lack of mayo. As a non-mayo person, it is really hard to find a good crab dip that doesn't call for it! I think you could make this better by simply adding salt & pepper, as well as perhaps using fresh garlic instead of powder. I will make again but will make enhancements for more flavor.

reggiesmommy October 07, 2013

Fantastic! I had to substitute with dehydrated onion flakes and regular mustard, but it was still rich and delicious!

singinscience July 05, 2010