Hot Crab Dip

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon crab boil spices, (recommended: Old Bay)
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
12 ounces fresh crab meat, picked over for bits of shell and patted dry
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Whole-wheat crackers for serving, optional

Stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, crab boil spice, and garlic in a medium saucepan until smooth; season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Heat the cream cheese mixture over medium-low heat until warm, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in the crab, spring onions, parsley and lemon juice and warm until heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional analysis per 1/4 cup serving (does not include crackers)

Calories 125; Total Fat 8g (Sat Fat 4g, Mono Fat 2g, Poly Fat 0.5g); Protein 11g; Carb 2g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol 58mg; Sodium 349mg

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