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.
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.
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!