Dungeness Crab Dip Recipe

This simple, flavorful dip is loaded with fresh Dungeness crab, cheese, and a hint of chile before getting broiled until golden and bubbly.
October 21, 2021, 11:00am
Photo by Amanda Catrini

Serves 4-6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour


8 ounces|225 grams Dungeness crab meat
8 ounces|225 grams cream cheese, softened
¼ cup|60 grams sour cream
2 tablespoons beer
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 ounces|60 grams grated cheddar cheese
3 scallions, thinly sliced
crackers or tortilla chips, for serving



Heat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, mix the crab meat with the cream cheese, sour cream, beer, chili paste, mustard, and garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Mix in ¾ of both the cheese and the scallions and transfer to a small baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bake until bubbling, about 8 minutes. Change the oven to the broil setting and continue cooking until the cheese is golden, 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions and serve with crackers or (and!?) tortilla chips.

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