Crab Dip ~ Party Appetizers

I must share the great dip we had tonight.  With the upcoming Super Bowl this will be perfect for a game day party.  Serve with toasted bread ~ baguettes are our favorite.

Crab Dip

  • 8 o.z. cream cheese
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 slice thick cut bacon ~ cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 6 o.z. lump crab meat ~ we used the claw meat available in the seafood department

Allow cream cheese to soften.  Add jalapeno and garlic ~ both minced using a microplane.

Add paprika, pepper, thyme, half of the parmesan, and 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, crab meat, and crumbled bacon; blend well.  Spread into buttered baking dish ~ a pie pan is the perfect size.  Top with remaining half of parmesan and 1/4 cup of mozzarella. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly