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Baked Crab Dip

Baked Crab Dip - Great for the holiday parties!


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups sour cream

  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 2 cups flaked imitation crabmeat

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 round loaves (1 pound each) unsliced sourdough or Italian bread

  • Additional sliced green onions, optional

  • Assorted fresh vegetables, crackers and/or toasted bread cubes


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sour cream; mix well. Fold in crab, cheese and onions. Cut the top third off each loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottoms, leaving 1-in. shells. Cube removed bread and tops; set aside. Spoon crab mixture into bread bowls. Place on baking sheets. Place reserved bread cubes in a single layer around bread bowls.

  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until the dip is heated through, 45-50 minutes. Garnish with green onions if desired. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables, crackers and/or toasted bread cubes.

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