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Baked Crab Dip

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4


  • 6 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp finely minced chives
  • 6 oz/170 grams crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp melted salted butter
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice and chives with a wooden spoon or stand mixer.  Gently fold in crabmeat and spread in a baking dish (I used a 2-cup mini baking dish, but you could use a larger, shallow dish and bake for less time).
  • In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, melted butter and lemon zest.  Sprinkle over top of dip.
  • Bake for about 20 min, or until bubbling hot and golden on top (it will only take maybe 10-15 minutes if a larger dish is used and dip is spread out more).  Serve with baguette slices, crackers, etc.