Baked Hot Crab Dip with Bacon

hot crab dip being scooped up with a crisp

Hot Crab Dip is a fantastic party appetizer with crab, cheese, spices and bacon! It’s easy to make ahead and a total crowd pleaser, just bake and serve!



1 lb lump crab meat

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 c. mayonnaise

1/4 c. sour cream

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1 c. monterey jack cheese

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

3 TB chopped green onions

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp Worcestershire

2 TB lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

6 slices cooked bacon, chopped or crumbled

crumbled bacon or chopped green onions, for garnish (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and spread evenly in a small casserole dish or cast iron pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove and garnish with extra green onions or bacon, if desired. Serve warm with crostini, chips, crackers or petite toasts.


I garnished with extra green onions, but it isn’t necessary. Crumbled bacon also makes a great garnish.

If making ahead and baking straight from the fridge, add about 5 minutes to the cook time.

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