Hot Crab Dip With Cheddar

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Paula Deen

Serves 12 people

Categories: Appetizers, Dip, Paula Deen, Seafood


  • 1 lb crabmeat , picked over to remove bits of shell
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 scallions , finely chopped (white and light green parts)
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • tortilla chips or cracker , for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. In a bowl, stir together the crabmeat, Cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped scallions, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and mustard powder.

  3. Scrape the mixture into a wide baking dish; one that is pretty enough for serving.

  4. Bake until the dip is golden and bubbling, 45-55 minutes.

  5. Chop the dark green scallion tops and sprinkle over the dip to add a little color.

  6. Serve hot with a bowl of tortilla chips or crackers to use as dippers.

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