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Charred Crab Dip

This Charred Crab Dip is the perfect party appetizer! It's made in one bowl, easy to make and is slightly healthier thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt, but it's loaded with cheese and of course crab, making it a tasty, savory dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: crab dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Erin


  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise*
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz. crab meat liquid drained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onion for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese and yogurt together until smooth; then, add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT the crab meat and mix.
  • Next, stir in the crab by hand until it's well combined.
  • Scoop dip into an oven-safe skillet (I used my cast iron), and place it in the oven. Bake dip for 15 minutes or until the edges are bubbling.
  • Remove dip from the oven, then use your Bernzomatic TS8000 torch to char the top of the dip until it's golden brown, which will enhance the flavor. This should only take 10-15 seconds.
  • Serve with carrots, celery or crackers and enjoy!



*Can also omit mayo and use 3/4 cup yogurt instead


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 926IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 1mg