Hot Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I made this hot crab, spinach and artichoke dip eons ago.  And am just now sharing it with you.  I’m sorry.  You really did need to know about it sooner, because – dip.  Hot and cheesy and oh so delicious dip.  So it’s good that I’m sharing it with you just as bathing suit season gets here.  That’s exactly when you want this kind of food!

Whatever, there’s always parties, and BBQ’s and Canada Day (or fourth of July!) events to make food for, and dips are always perfect for those types of things!  Everyone loves dip – that’s just a fact.


Hot Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip - Easy hot baked crab, spinach and artichoke dip that you will not be able to stop eating! Having a party? Or a Friday night? You need this cheesy dip!


Spinach dip has always been one of my favourites, I think pretty much everyone under the sun can say that, but crab dip is even better.  It’s one of those things that if I see it on the menu at a restaurant, I pretty much need to convince someone to share it with me. Tossing crab into a hot and cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is pretty much the best thing ever.  It makes me forget to worry about calories because it’s totally worth it.  Generally I say that about chocolate, not savoury appetizer type food, but there’s always exceptions.

And hot baked crab, spinach and artichoke dip definitely falls into that category.  This stuff is amazing.  It’s probably a bad thing that I discovered how easy it is to make!  I guess I’ll just have to work on a lightened up version now.  It IS bathing suit season after all!


Hot Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip - Easy hot baked crab, spinach and artichoke dip that you will not be able to stop eating!  Having a party?  Or a Friday night?  You need this cheesy dip!


I should probably also note that I did not bake this dip in little ramekins as the pictures would suggest.  This dip is actually baked in a 9 inch square baking dish (or another dish of similar size), I just wasn’t really planning on posting it when I made it so I never took any pictures.  Then we dove in and ate half of it in record time and I decided I needed to write this one up!  So the leftovers were carefully moved to little ramekins to take some photos.  As a side note though, that was a great way to store the leftovers for reheating smaller portions at a time, and I think that it would bake just fine in the ramekins in the first place if you prefer to bake it that way.  But I haven’t actually tried that so if you do, please let me know how it turns out!

You need to try this amazing crab, spinach and artichoke dip for your next party, or just a regular Friday night.  It’s totally worth it, I promise!


Hot Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip - Easy hot baked crab, spinach and artichoke dip that you will not be able to stop eating! Having a party? Or a Friday night? You need this cheesy dip!



Hot Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Yield: 8-10 servings
Note: For the spinach, I used about 3 cups of fresh spinach, and sauteed it for a couple of minutes until it was wilted. Once the liquid was squeezed out of this it was about a cup of cooked spinach. You could also use frozen, thawed spinach, but again, make sure to squeeze out the liquid. Chop the artichoke hearts to whatever size you like, the original recipe called for quartering them, but I found that a little big for my liking so I chopped them up smaller.
  • 8 ounces (250g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream (I used 1%)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (14 oz, 398mL) can artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces (225g) lump crab meat (canned or fresh, I used a combination)
  • 1 cup cooked spinach, liquid squeezed out and chopped coarsely
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degree F. Lightly spray a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Stir in the artichoke hears, crab meat, spinach, green onions, and 1 cup of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheddar cheese evenly over the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbling. Serve hot.
  4. Store any leftover dip, covered tightly, in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Source: Adapted from Damn Delicious.

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  1. Carol says

    when you say 5 green onions, thinly sliced for the crab,spinach,artichoke dip…do you use the green part as well as the bulb?

    • stacey says

      I do use the whole onions, white and green parts. I just trim off the roots and any wilted parts on the green end and use the rest.

    • stacey says

      Oohh, I’m jealous! One of these days I need to get to the East coast just for the seafood! Thanks Erin!

  2. says

    I have not made a dip in so long now! I loveeee spinach dip. My husband would adore this – he’s such a huge fan of crab! Have a fantastic weekend!!

    • stacey says

      Every time I make dip I think that I need to make it more often! But the kids won’t eat it, so I really can’t make it unless there’s people coming over – it’s just far too much for two of us! Although it’s also awesome so maybe I shouldn’t let that stop me! :) Have a great weekend Ashley!

  3. says

    I’m in the MD area just like Medha, so I see a lot of crab dip. Spinach artichoke is my personal fave, so these pics are especially appealing! And I like the ramekins. It’s great for portions!

    • stacey says

      Yeah, I kind of wished I had just baked it in the ramekins to begin with – definitely trying that next time! And I often wish I lived somewhere where crab is more prevalent, I just used the canned stuff, but fresh would be so much better! Thanks Mir!

    • stacey says

      I absolutely did that with some of the leftovers – it’s perfectly all right in my mind! :) Thanks Gayle!

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