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hot crab dip on a cracker

Healthy Hot Crab Dip

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5 from 13 reviews


This spicy creamy Hot Crab Dip is a fantastic healthier appetizer to share for with friends and family! It is packed with sweet delicious crab, spicy Sriracha, lemon zest, scallions and spices. It’s even good served cold!


Units Scale
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (neufcatel), softened
  • 2/3 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 16 ounces pasteurized crab meat, picked
  • 4 scallions, chopped plus more for garnish if desired
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 15 oz Crackers, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 4 cup baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth, about 15 to 30 seconds. Add Greek yogurt, a little at a time and mix until evenly incorporated. Add in mayonnaise, sriracha, old bay seasoning, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat to combine.
  3. Stirring by hand, add in scallions, crab meat and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake until hot, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions if using. Serve the dip with crackers.


To Make Ahead: prepare through step 3. Cover with foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours in advance. Bake covered, 15 minutes. Remove foil, and continue baking until hot all the way through.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons dip and 5 crackers
  • Calories: 91
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
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