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Maryland Crab Dip

A recipe for Maryland Crab Dip inspired by our visit to St. Michaels, Maryland.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, cheese, crab, dip, maryland, seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6 Servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons old bay seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound lump crab meat

For serving:

  • Chopped chives
  • Water crackers
  • Pretzel bread


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix in 3/4 cup of the cheddar, 1/4 cup of the parmesan, chives, garlic, lemon juice, old bay, ground mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and paprika. Gently mix in the crab meat.
  • Transfer to desired baking dish (about 1 quart). Top with remaining cheddar and parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated oven until golden and bubbly, 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, top with additional chopped chives, and serve immediately with water crackers or pretzel bread.