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Hot Crab Dip Baked in a Bread Bowl

Hot Crab Dip is always a favorite dip at most parties. This Hot Crab Dip is baked in a bread bowl making it extra delicious. Perfect for holiday parties, game day and more. Come on in and I’ll share this Crab Dip Recipe with you…

hot crab dip in a bread bowl

Hot Crab Dip…

Crab Dip Recipe

Delicious served hot or cold.

Easy Crab Dip Recipe

I sampled the dip while it was cold, before it was baked and it was delicious. Baking it, of course, will give the entire dip a crab flavor. It really just depends on if you want to have an all-over crab flavor or just a hint of crab meat with each bite.

Here are some Optional Add-Ins for this Crab Dip…

  • crumbled cooked bacon
  • Asparagus hearts – chopped
  • Jalapeno – pickled or fresh, diced
  • Only put in half of the crab meat and add cocktail shrimp – diced

Tips for Making Crab Dip…

  • This crab dip is made with cheddar, but other shredded cheese works well. Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, and Havarti are all great cheeses that melt well
  • Lump crab meat is easily found in the refrigerator section of your seafood department or in cans, but fresh crab meat is really the best substitute
  • This dip is baked in a bread bowl, but you could substitute any baking dish

What Should you serve with Crab Dip?

  • Serve toasted bread rounds
  • Pieces of bread from the sourdough bowl
  • Crackers
  • Pita Chips
  • Sliced cucumbers


Here’s the recipe for Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl…


Hot Crab Dip Baked in a Bread Bowl | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Hot Crab Dip is easy to make and a hit at parties.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minute
  • Yield: 2 small sourdough bread bowls 1x


  • Crab Meat – fresh is preferred or lump (6-8 oz.)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
  • 1&1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 5 green onions – sliced
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (mild or sharp)
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of granulated salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes
  • 2 sourdough round bread loaves


  • Mix the crab meat, cream cheese, sour cream, onions, cheddar cheese, and spices
  • Slice the tops off of the round loaves and pull the bread out – hallowing the bread bowl out
  • Fill the bread bowls with the dip mixture
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes


Storing your crab dip – Store, covered up to 3 days in the refrgerator

Want to make it in advance?

You can make this up to 8 hours in advance. Just mix all of the ingredients and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. When you are ready, follow the instructions for slicing the bread bowl and baking.



This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Terry

    Shouldn’t you add the Crab to the instructions, “Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, onions, cheddar cheese, and spices”

    1. Melissa

      Yes! I most definitely should add crab! So sorry. Thank you for pointing that out.

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