Hot Cheesy Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Cheesy Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

When I was looking for crab recipes I came across the concept of a hot crab dip and since I had some left over crab I decided to try making one. I found a bunch of recipes but none of them felt just right so I took what I liked from each of them and ended up with this one. I don't think you can go wrong with a base of cream cheese and sour cream. Add a bunch of of cheese and it only gets better. I really couldn't make a dip without some green so I added some spinach and green onions. Of course we cannot forget the star of the show, the crab. The dipped turned out to be really amazing! It was nice and warm and gooey and creamy and tasty. The crab added that extra bit of flavour and a texture that just sent it over the edge. I will definitely be making this again!

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup baby spinach (packed)
4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup sour cream
chili sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1/2 cup mozzarella (grated)
1/2 cup cheddar (grated)
1 cup artichoke hearts (chopped)
1 cup crab (chopped)
2 green onions (chopped)

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
2. Add the white wine and spinach and heat until the spinach wilts, about 1-2 minutes.
3. Process the spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, chili sauce, salt and pepper in a food processor until nice and mixed.
4. Mix everything, place the mixture into a baking dish bake in a preheated 350F oven until bubbling and golden brown on top, about 20-30 minutes.

Slow Cooker: Implement steps 1-3, mix everything, place it in the slow cooker and cook until the cheese is nice and melted about 1-2 hours on high or 2-4 hours on low.

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36 comments:

Nora B. said...

Kevin that looks so goey good! Love crabs, but never had them in dips.

giz said...

It does look like goodness on a plate - just pass the scoops and I'm good. Going to make this Friday night for company - I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Cookie baker Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing! I love every single ingredient and put all together I'm sure it's unbeatable.

Randi said...

kevin - thanks for the comment on the stew :) this dip looks awesome. i wish i had seen it before the superbowl. i can't wait to have a bunch of people over to try it.

Manggy said...

Never heard of a hot crab dip before, but I simply love everything that went into this dip that I'll have to try it out sometime! Thanks for the recipe :)

Gigi said...

oooh, this sounds really good. I love chips and dip.

Peter M said...

Ummm, I could dine simply on this, Kevin.

What kind of crab meat did you use...fresh or tinned, brand name you can recommend?

Maryann said...

What's not to like here? I bet it's delicious :)

Sylvia said...

Wow Kevin , I like pies , cheese pies are the best , but Cheese, Spinach, and the dip...Makes me crazy I want a little bit of these tart, please.

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

This looks really fun and easy, and a lot nicer than just buying dip from the store.

Tara said...

OH... MY... GOD. That looks so good and I'm sure it was spectacular all hot from the oven. Yum!!!!

Bellini Valli said...

I need to get some crackers NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deborah said...

I made a spinach artichoke dip this weekend, and the recipe next to it was a hot crab dip. I have been craving it ever since. But your recipe sounds even better!

sher said...

Oh--that's my favorite kind of thing. I'd take that over any sweet treat. Beautiful picture, Kevin. I'll take the whole plate, thank you.

Helene said...

I would have take a piece of that. Looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

Mansi Desai said...

Oooh!! that looks yummy kevin!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks just gorgeous! I am sure it tasted rich and sinful!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm with Val, Pass the crackers pleaseeeee!!!! Cheesy, goey, Love!!! Yummmmm

Kevin said...

Peter: This weekend was my first time having crab. I got some frozen precooked crab (king, I think) that was still in the shell for the summer rolls that I made. I had a lot left over and I used some of it in the dip. It was rather expensive though... If I were to get crab to just make the dip I think that I would try some cheaper frozen out of the shell crab.

MrsPresley said...

i love crab dip! this looks great!

Pixie said...

I love the sound of a gooey dip and anything with crab meat in it is a bonus.

Susan said...

Love hot crab dip! This looks incredible, Kevin!

Pam said...

Kevin, I love that you are always finding the best ways to use up your bits of things leftover. Seriously, I wish you would come peek in my fridge and give me some hints!

Anonymous said...

From the ingred.you could just add some eggs and have a crustless quiche.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!

James Henderson said...

wow going to make some now!!!!

Brianne said...

Hi,
this recipe looks amazing, but I want to make it for an upcoming party. Would you recommend tripling or doubling the recipe if I was to make it to serve about 20 people

Thanks !

Kevin said...

Brianne: If you are serving it as the only appetizer/ snack I would make at least 5 X the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that this recipe is in fact Gluten free. Add some Gluten free corn chips and you are set. Thank you for the recipe.

sara o'connor said...

I am going to make this over the weekend. My mouth is watering just looking at it. I can't promise it will look as good as yours, but I will give it my all.

Thank you!
Sara

Emily (New York, NY) said...

Every time I go to the Cheesecake Factory I devour the warm crab + artichoke dip..literally devour it. I'm sooo happy I came across this recipe so now I can devour it at home too! Thank you for sharing!!

taoli said...

oh my, it looks and sounds so yummy. Unfortunately, no crab meat could be found where I live. Is there a substitute I could use?

Kevin said...

taoli: This dip is great without the crab but if you want to keep the seafood theme then cooked shrimp or even lobster would be good.

taoli said...

thank you, will try it with shrimp )))

sheepdogplanet said...

Kevin, this dip was AMAZING! I made this for a Superbowl party and it was a HUGE hit! (The dip, not the game, unfortunately). Everyone said this was delicious, and they snapped up the leftovers like it was gold. Thank you Kevin.

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