Hot Crab Dip
Hot Crab Dip – an easy and delicious cheesy dip that will be a hit and any party. A slightly spicy crab dip that is ready in minutes.
I can’t believe that the holidays are around the corner. Time has just flown by, and will be gone before you know it. With lots of parties coming up, easy appetizers and snacks to serve at parties are a must! This hot crab dip is a hit any time of year, and so is my Baked Goat Cheese Dip. I am beginning to think people just like cheese!
I am super excited for this post today. Not only is this Hot Crab Dip so good, and so easy to make, but I am partnering with one of my best friends Sandra from A Dash of Sanity. We recently got together to host a holiday party, and are here with tips on how we made it easy!
This post is sponsored by Walmart
The first thing we did was come up with a menu. We debated about a full dinner, like tangerine glazed ham, with all the sides and everything. But in the end decided a few appetizers and desserts was all we needed. That way the guests could mingle and enjoy the party. Obviously my Hot Crab Dip made the menu, but then we also added a veggie tray, and Sandra’s Classic Cheese Fondue. We cubed Italian bread for the fondue dippers, and then made some of my famous Garlic Bread as well.
For the desserts we focused on a few classics. You need cookies at a holiday party, right? Sandra’s Amazing Soft Sugar Cookies were a hit. Cookies with white frosting and festive sprinkles made them simple but delicious. I had to contribute something chocolate, because that is just what I do. So my Grasshopper Cupcakes it was! We made them into mini cupcakes, so people could enjoy more! Sandra also made Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – check out her post today to get the recipe!
For the drinks we decided on one with alcohol and one without. My Cranberry Vodka Cocktail is super simple, but festive and always disappears quickly. You can also leave out the vodka, and have a fun and fizzy cranberry drink. We also made Sandra’s Cherry Berry Spritzer. So yummy and great for any party.
So that was the menu, and it was one delicious spread I must say! But how did we make it easy? We used the Walmart Online Grocery service. It was so quick and easy! We made our grocery list, added all of the items to our online cart, and then just had to go to the store to pick them up. The best part is you pull up into a special parking spot, and they bring the groceries to you! No wandering through the aisles, waiting in lines, nothing. So easy! Totally makes you a #GroceryHero any day of the week.
The online grocery service is free, no extra fees or anything. Plus you get the same low prices that are in the store. You can do your shopping and check availability online, or you can download the app on iTunes or Google Play. Start today so you can be a #GroceryHero too!
Check out the video that Sandra and I made that documented the whole process – plus see our fun party spread!
Some of my favorite Kitchen Items I used to make this recipe
Mixing Bowls: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes has been an essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of the durability.
Rubber Spatula – Nothing like being able to scrape any type of bowl clean without scratching it up. Don’t forget one of these babies to get every last bit out of your bowl.
Le Creuset Baking Dish – This was worth the splurge! I love this for baking hot dips or serving appetizers. It is sturdy, goes from the microwave to the oven to the fridge, and comes in every color you can imagine.
Measuring Cups – nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pound lump crab meat
- 1 Tbls lemon juice
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese , for topping
- 1 Tbls sliced green onions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, mayo and sour cream. Stir in Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper until well combined. Fold in crab meat.
- Pour into a 1 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes until bubbly and hot.
- Remove from the oven and top with green onions.
- Serve with tortilla chips or crostini
**This post is sponsored by Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.