Outback Steakhouse's Coral Reef Crab Dip

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

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.

Top Review by jmidgley

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.

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.

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