Creamy Crab Dip

Believe it or not but most everything I make (excluding the hot and spicy stuff) is made for my wonderful wife (of 15 years to this day), and often times my kids. Granted, my wife could possibly live off of pork chops and rice every day (this is what her default response is (and I love) when I ask her what she would like for dinner), but I know of a few other things that she simply loves. Sorry for all of the parenthesis by the way, I don’t know what got into me. As I was thinking of something that she would love a couple of weekends ago, I decided that I would come up with a warm, and creamy crab dip that I knew would grab her attention. It’s been a while since we’ve last eaten crab so I knew that she would love a combination of crab, vegetables, and cheese that she could dip in and watch a Packers game. This one was a real winner and should be served more often.

Creamy Crab Dip Recipe

Let’s get started.


  • 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 whole jalapeno, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup crab meat, drained
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • Crackers, pretzels, or bread


To start, add the shallots, jalapeno, and red bell pepper into a non-stick skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat, just until they are lightly softened. Then place everything but the bread crumbs into a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix. Make sure everything is incorporated, then with rubber spatula, scrape everything into a baking dish.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

How to make creamy crab dip

Cook in the oven for about 25 minutes or until everything is nice and bubbly.

Remove from the oven, top with the breadcrumbs, then place under your broiler until the breadcrumbs are nice and toasted, about 4-6 minutes.

The end result is nothing short of amazing. I love to say it, but my wife, and I knew it, totally fell in love with this dip. The balance of cheeses, along with the peppers and crunch topping really made for a great, and easy dip. Hope you enjoy!


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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

4 thoughts to “Creamy Crab Dip”

  1. This looks SO GOOD. I added this one to my recipe box on Tasty Kitchen. Seafood and anything creamy are big time weaknesses of mine. I’ll have to whip this up over the holidays when I have company (so I don’t eat it all on my own).

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