An easy holiday appetizer: Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe. Made with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and served with crackers, apples, or toasts!

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

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Friends, just in time for Christmas, today I’m sharing a beautiful Christmas tablescape with an easy appetizer loved by all: Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe.

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Hot Crab Dip makes the perfect party or game day appetizer. This dip is ready in just about 30 minutes, so you have plenty of time to get your crackers, etc. ready! Delicious served on The Big Board, too! Oh, and another favorite “anytime of year” dip is this Guinness Beer Cheese Dip Recipe!

Ingredients for Bacon Crab Dip

All you need for this recipe are these ingredients:

  • Cream cheese
  • Crabmeat
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Green onions, diced
  • Mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon juice

When the holiday season rolls around, I can’t wait to set a pretty table. Of course, living in the mountains, we have access to so many branches and other forms of natural beauty. This table setting, from a couple years ago, and a lovely Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe.

Can the holiday be any merrier?

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Can you use fresh crab meat?

Yes, look for fresh crab meat in your grocery store meat department. It’s typically sold in plastic containers over ice at the market (near shrimp meat). These crabs have been steamed or boiled, and are very fresh, and might cost a little bit more.

What about crab meat from a can?

Yes, crab meat from a can is called lump crab meat, which is pieces of broken of crab. Crab meat from a can is perfect for recipes like this dip today, or crab cakes, salads, and casseroles.

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Greenery and tea light candles brought together create a timeless, everyday holiday look. A look that never goes out of style. Start with a red table runner. (I also love this red theme, with pears!)

If you can pick up some festive plates, do it. (I bought these “MERRY” plates at our local Ace Hardware store:) Sometimes you can find entertaining pieces in the more unusual places, especially during the holidays.

Christmas plaid and reindeer plates (set of 4)

This brand of plates is no longer available, but grab these CHRISTMAS PLAID & REINDEER plates – they are my new favorite! [affiliate link]

Of course, adding “new” is not mandatory to setting an elegant table. I keep a few solid colored plates on hand (red, blue, yellow, and white), some that I’ve had for years, that work with so many table settings. Solid colors never go out of style!

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Add gingham napkins and one elegant lamp or light in the center of the table.

We all know, even with the best set table, the best dinner party is all about people carving out time for one another. Haven’t you noticed that when you’re with people you really enjoy and love, that food tastes better?

It’s about coming together over a delicious meal, but actual sitting and lingering together is many times more enjoyable than the food.

I love that we can savor both!

Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Bacon Crab Dip

  1. Easy to make ahead and keep in the fridge.
  2. Bake right before the guests arrive.
  3. Plate it with crackers and apples or toasts!


More holiday dip recipes: Cilantro Chive Greek Yogurt Dip [RE], Holiday Party Veggie Wreaths and Dip [Oh, Sweet Basil], Eggnog Dip [Wine & Glue].

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Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 1 cup 8 ounces cream cheese, softened.
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, drained
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated + 2 Tbsp.
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients and spread in shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes, until bubbly.
  • Sprinkle with green onions; serve hot with Italian bread, crackers, or toasts.


reposted from DEC 2017
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Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe

Set a Merry Christmas Table with Hot Bacon Crab Dip Recipe