Looking for an appetizer to bring the that Holiday party? Look no further!

Does it get better that cheesy hot crab dip?! I think not.

We are talking 3 kinds of cheese here, people. This stuff is ooey, gooey, and amazing.

Crisp up your own crostinis under the broiler by slicing crusty baguettes thinly, spraying them with non-stick spray, and adding a sprinkle of salt and parmesan cheese. Toast those babies up until golden and crisp. Just keep an eye on them or they’ll burn.

Trust me.

Want to know how I know?

Well, I burned my first batch and had to send the hubs back to Publix.

Then I tried again and burned another batch (yep, some days are just like that). So back to Publix the hubs went (bless his heart). Finally, on the 3rd try, I got it right!

Thank goodness we live next door to Publix. The bakery lady couldn’t get over how quick he was back each time haha.

Anyhow, you need to make this… SOON! It’s delicious!

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Cheesy Hot Crab Dip

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 60 minutes

Total Time: 55-70 minutes


4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 block), softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce
3-4 cloves garlic
pinch of cayenne
pinch of dried mustard
salt & pepper to taste
1/3 cup green onions
1 pound fresh cooked lump crab meat
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup monterey jack cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs


Preheat the oven to 325ยบ F. Spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, mayo, worcestershire, hot sauce, garlic, and seasonings using an electric mixer. Fold in the green onions with a spatula then add the cheeses, the crab meat, and the juice of one lemon over top. Gently fold the crab and cheese into the mixture.

Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with Panko breadcrumbs. Bake for 45 minutes - 1 hour until hot a bubbly.