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Creamy Jalapeno Crab Dip

Creamy Jalapeño Crab Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 jalapeño peppers seeded and diced
  • 1 can fresh lump crab meat 8 ounces
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar white or yellow
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and stir in the garlic. Continue stirring for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the flour and milk, stirring continuously. Continue cooking for 3 minutes, until the mix has thickened. Then remove the saucepan from the heat.
  • Add in the crab, white cheddar cheese, lemon juice, jalapeño pepper (keep a teaspoon to the side), and scallions (keep a teaspoon to the side). Optional: Add in the tablespoon of Old Bay for a little extra oomph.
  • Pour the crab mix into a quart baking dish, then sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake the crab dip for 20 minutes, then broil it for 6 more minutes or until the cheese topping turns golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let the dip rest for 5 minutes, then sprinkle the remaining scallions and jalapeño on top and serve.