Lighter Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

In an effort to cut the calorioes and fat from one of our favorite dips, this is what I came up.The result is a very flavorful dip that doesn't suffer from the low fat version of ingredients! Our guests loved this. Serve with buttery crackers, lightly toasted baguette slices or as a dip for crudites.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature (neufchantel 1/3 less fat)
  • 1 tablespoon chives (finely chopped)
  • 12 ounces canned crabmeat (2 6 oz. cans)
  • 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 12 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated plus more for topping
  • 12 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 drgrees F.
  2. Combine the softened cream cheese with all other ingredients in a shallow ovenproof casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle top with additional parmesan cheese.
  4. Place prepared dish in oven and heat until hot and bubbly and top is lightly golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven ,allow to cool slightly and serve.