Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip

Quick and easy to prepare, this appetizer is always a crowd pleaser. The creamy herbed cheese is the perfect pairing with lump crabmeat. Almonds add a bit of crunch, and fresh chives finish it off. Yum!




  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the cheese, almonds and chives. Gently fold in the crab. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in a shallow baking dish and bake for around 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and light brown on the top. If bubbly but not browned, place under the broiler for a minute or two.
  4. Serve with crackers (I like it with butter crackers), toasted baguette slices and/or celery.


If your crabmeat smells or tastes fishy, rinse it before using, then start with adding just 1/2 cup. Taste and add more crab as needed.

Can substitute Boursin cheese for Rodelé.

Make ahead: Can be made earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before baking.

Variation: Instead of stirring the almonds in with the cheese, place on top of the crab-cheese mixture before baking (works best with untoasted almonds); watch to make sure the almonds don’t burn.

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