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Everybody’s Favorite Hot Crab Dip

Chris Short contributes a hot crab dip recipe to the Origins CNCF Cookbook. See if this quick party dish will become your favorite as well.

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  • 8 ounces crab meat (canned or fresh)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces grated muenster cheese
  • lemon juice (a splash)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh basil, parsley and chives


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium baking dish mix the crab meat, cheeses, cream, lemon juice, garlic and a pinch of pepper.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup mixed basil, parsley and chives. (Fresh herbs are best, but dried will do.)
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until crispy on top. Remove from the oven and let cool so that it’s hot but not scalding. (This is very important! It may take a good 10-15 minutes to cool down to a safe temperature.)
  5. Serve with corn chips, pita chips or freshly sliced baguette.
  6. Dip and enjoy!

Published on

11 November 2021
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