Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cheesy Crab Dip

Today I'm sharing a recipe that I made for Christmas Eve that was part of our Feast of the Seven Fishes event.  Being Italian, I've decided the last couple of years to make seven different kinds.  This Cheesy Crab Dip was a great addition to our appetizer course

Cheesy Crab Dip | Cooking on the Front Burner

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We first had this dip at a local restaurant a week prior to Christmas Eve.  A good friend of ours retired and he invited John and I to help celebrate this momentous event - lucky guy!  We tried a few appetizers escargot (not me!) and this tasty dip.  Since these same friends would be coming that night, I said I would try and replicate it.

I think I came pretty close...

Cheesy Crab Dip

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 25-30 minutes

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 6 oz. cans crab meat drained well
  • 4 oz. swiss cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • sliced french bread for serving (can be toasted if desired)
Preheat oven to 350
  1. In a large bowl mix well he cream cheese and mayo
  2. Add garlic, swiss cheese, crab, onion, red pepper, lemon juice and hot sauce
  3. Place in a shallow baking dish and top with almonds
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown around edge
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...and everyone thought so too. 

I will definitely be keeping this recipe handy and with play-off games now and the Super Bowl coming up, I think this would be perfect!  Hope you give it a try!

Cheesy Crab Dip | Cooking on the Front Burner #appetizers

 PS - our other 6 fishes included - shrimp cocktail, walleye, grilled mahi mahi, steamed clams, baked scallops and smoked salmon (and more shrimp - fried).  It might sound like a lot but we are 11 adults and there wasn't much leftover!  Maybe next year I can get some pictures.


  1. Deb, I'm going to a party next week and was looking for a good tailgate recipe. You've given me the perfect dish. This looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing and I'll be pinning this.

  2. Oh wow, this dip looks SO good! I have never made dip before, but I REALLY want to soon!

  3. Great sounding recipe and that bread around the dish looks so good and perfect. Pinning this one for Superbowl.

  4. Yummy dip, just want to take a big spoonful! :)

  5. This dip looks awesome Deb! Love how pretty the slivered almonds look and it sounds delicious :)

  6. Crab dip is a favorite of mine. I bet the crunchy almonds are very tasty. Looks delish!

  7. Deb, your photos are amazing! I LOVE the presentation! And I'd eat up all this dip so you'd have to make more than one batch if I was there. ;)

  8. I do love a good dip with a crusty piece of bread.

  9. This looks so, so good, Deb! Love the almonds in there for crunch!

  10. Crab dip sounds wonderful to crab! This really looks great...thanks for sharing!

  11. What a delicious dip Deb, and fantastic photos!! I really need to party with you sometime. ;) Have a great weekend!!

  12. Deb, This looks amazing. Might have to add it to my Super Bowl party menu. Thanks for linking up to BOTW party!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  13. Your recipe sounds amazing, and looks beautiful! You take gorgeous photos, I'd love if you would share this, or anything you would like, at my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Linky Party. You can link up appetizers, desserts, entrees, crafts, party ideas, anything that says "Super Bowl" to you! We would love to have you!

  14. Wonderful recipe! Crab dips are my favourite and I love them with lots of cheese.
    Debbie :)

  15. Mmmmmmmm LOVE crab dip and I love the addition of almonds to this one! So delicious, Deb! Can't wait to try it!


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