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Hot Pepper Jack Crab Dip

This Hot Pepper Jack Crab Dip may be a delectable option for your next special day. After baking until it’s gooey and golden serve it with pita chips, crostini or crackers for dipping.

Crab may be a pricey ingredient no matter what dish it’s getting used for. We all love jumbo lump crab cakes but, when you’re entertaining, it’s not always cost effective to serve crab cakes to a gaggle.

Hot Pepper Jack Crab Dip
Hot Pepper Jack Crab Dip

It does however, make a wonderful starter. This cheesy crab dip features a light kick from the pepper jack cheese. If you’re a touch spice shy you'll in fact, use whatever flavor of cheese suits your taste. I ask this dip as special, not only due to the ingredients, but, i used to be inspired by a sweet friend to develop this appetizer for a girls only birthday celebration.

We often cook and convey our dishes together to enjoy and tonight was no different. it had been the right opportunity to require something deserve such an event.

Hot Pepper Jack Crab Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 oz jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 8 oz onion and chive cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp seafood seasoning i.e. Old Bay or Seafood Magic
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese divided
  • 4 oz chopped pimento well drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onion finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tsp hot sauce adjust to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spritz a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Whip together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, salt and black pepper to your taste.
  3. Fold in the crab meat, 2 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese, drained pimento, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped green onion, minced garlic and hot sauce.
  4. Pour into the baking dish and top with the remaining shredded pepper-jack cheese. Sprinkle the top lightly with additional seafood seasoning.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly.
  6. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, garlic bread or pita crisps for dipping.