Creamy Cheese Crab Dip

Creamy Crab Dip in a black bowl


For as long as I’ve lived next door to my dear friend Pat and been lucky enough to spend many Holidays together (her brother married my sister), we’ve had her Mom Jammie’s famous crab dip. Anytime we start to discuss the menu for a Holiday meal, it’s just a given that we will have Jannie’s Creamy Cheese Crab Dip as one of the appetizers! And when we don’t have this crab dip appetizer, it just isn’t the same! 

Creamy Crab Dip on a cracker


Now crab is pretty expensive these days, but I will tell you this appetizer is worth every penny! And it’s easy to prepare, too! Just a bar of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, minced onion, horseradish and milk blended together with the lump crab, you just pop it in the oven to bake and have your crackers ready! 

Crab Dip in the pie plate out of the oven

We typically use Triscuit crackers, but I’ve found a hearty “everything seasoned” flatbread tastes perfect with the dip, too! Look out because your guests will devour it, so make sure you grab a bite before you serve! 

Creamy Carb Dip on Cracker with dip in a bowl

Until next time, 

Let’s get cookin’ together,


Creamy Cheese Crab Dip

This Creamy Cheese Crab Dip will be a family favorite and you will never have any left over! Your family or guests will devour it so you'd better take a taste before you serve!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: All
Keyword: cheesycrabdip, crabappetizer, crabdip, seafoodappetizer, seafooddip
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Janet Murphy


  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
  • 1 8" x 8" square or round glass dish or pan


  • 16 ounces jumbo lump crab meat
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tsp horseradish
  • 3 tsp minced onion
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 box crackers Triscuit, flatbread, or water crackers go nicely.


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Drain crab meat and pick out any shells you may see.
  • Blend all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Spoon mixture into dish or pan and bake for 20 minutes until cooked thoroughly.
  • Serve warm with a side of crackers.


Crab Dip in the pie plate out of the oven Creamy Carb Dip in a bowl Creamy Carb Dip on Cracker with dip in a bowl  

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