Joe's Crab Shack Crab Dip

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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Mix cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, and butter until smooth.
  • Blend in salt and paprika.
  • Stir in onion, green pepper, cheese, and crab meat.
  • Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes, until bubbly.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Nola M.
    2ounces of cream cheese? Seems like very small amount
  2. sros344329
    Can I substitute shrimp For crab? If so should I use cooked or raw and how much?
  3. sdssumm
    My husband hates sour cream. Is there something I can substitute for it?
  4. Pam H.
    What kind of seasoning salt
  5. D.j. J.
    If I double the ingredients could I add more butter than called for?and if so how much is borderline to much?


  1. wittlebit83
    I doubled the recipe for four people and it was inhaled!!!! My neighbor and I started eating it before our husbands got inside and they complained we didn't leave them enough. I did use jalapenos instead of green peppers.
  2. Kizzikate
    Very yummy! Instead of seasoning salt, I used 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning. We enjoyed this dip a lot!
  3. Yodergoat
    I've never eaten at Joe's Crab Shack, so I can't say if this recipe replicates their crab dip. But I CAN say that this was very tasty!! I love a warm crab dip, and this one was just what I was hungry for. I even had all the ingredients on hand except the green peppers, for which I substituted a much smaller amount of diced jalapeno, which added a slightly hot flavor which I enjoyed. I did have to use imitation crab, as this was all I had. My husband commented that this tasted pretty good cold, too... but I ate mine bubbly warm!
  4. imjcklein
    I have to say, out of 6 of us, only my youngest and I eat any seafood. when I make crab, I make alot...on purpose! I spend a good hour after dinner cleaning crab legs to save the meat. I have made this a good dozen times and it is tremendous. The only changes I made were cheddar for mozzerella and a couple dashes of hot sauce....just a personal preference. It also freezes well, put in individual baggies shaped like the dip bowl all I do is take it out and cook it. Thanks for this recipe!
  5. spotty129
    great flavor, I added jalapeno instead too and sprinkled with cayenne pepper. was great, only thing, like tuna you dont just drain it, you must squeeze the juice out, because when it heats up, it's kinda soupy. but what great flavor


  1. imjcklein
    cheddar for mozzerella some hot sauce
  2. Mona P.
    This is delish been making it for years. I use fresh crab meat.
  3. SharonChen
    This was delicious! Instead of green pepper, I used two pepperoncini peppers. I also substitute onion with 1 tsp onion powder. Very easy and taste great!
  4. Texas Wine Girl
    I made this around Thanksgiving with the following changes based on other reviews and what I had on-hand: 3 tsp. jalapeno instead of bell pepper, cayenne, chives instead of onion, and 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning, and shredded cheese blend. It was yummy!
  5. Chef ChiSox1
    Made a half a recipe & had to make in microwave since my oven just stopped working. Came out fantastic. The only change was I used a cajun seasoning instead of the seasoned salt so it added a little heat.


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