Outback Steakhouse's Coral Reef Crab Dip

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted in response to a request by Michelle S. on the boards, located online. I've not tried this myself so prep times and servings are all wild guess-timates.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix together all ingredients except for shredded cheeses, crab, corn and peppers.
  2. Fold in shredded cheeses then gently fold in crab meat, corn and peppers.
  3. May be refrigerated or frozen for later use at this point.
  4. To serve, heat in microwave or regular oven, stir when warm, top with additional shredded cheese and heat a short while more for a crusty top.
  5. Best served with garlic Pita or bagel chips or thin Italian toast pieces.
  6. NOTE: Michelle reported that the Outback menu says "smoked gouda" so you may wish to try this.


Most Helpful

Thank you for this recipe...it was delicious! Definitely tastes just like Outback's crab dip. I agree with other posts that this makes enough for 2 occasions. The only substitutions made...we used 2 cups shredded swiss; only because our local (convenient) store did not have Gouda, and I didn't use shredded Parmesan. Just forgot to put it in. We served it with Pita chips, but I think next time I will try the honey wheat toast.

jmidgley December 30, 2011

I have made this twice now and it's turned out pretty good. Originally, I followed the recipe exactly but with a few variations it's even better! I recommend adding more red pepper and cutting back on the Old Bay by about 1/2 tbs. The original recipe is just a bit salty. I also added about a half cup more corn the second time that I made it. Delicious!

vkline326 December 20, 2012

Yummy!! I'm so glad I found this recipe because the Outback near us has taken this off their menu! Prepared everything as is except I didn't have any already roasted red pepper so I sauteed up some red bell pepper in olive oil real quick. Freezed half and heated other half in my 1 qt slow cooker for Father's Day!

love2cook #5 June 20, 2010

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