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Low Carb Hot Crab Dip

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This hot crab dip is absolutely amazing and super low in carbs, too! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.
Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

 


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Before I tell you all about this recipe I would like you to consider for a moment how many times this low carb writer has had to retype “hot carb dip”. Crab. Carb. Arghhhh!

But anyway. This dip is one of those recipes that low carbers have to really boast about – because nothing feels further from “diet food” than this rich and creamy dish. When I first started on my low carb journey I typed out a list of low carb luxurious recipes that I loved, and attached it to my kitchen cupboard to remind me that this truly was a way of life that I could manage. If I'd had this recipe then, it would have definitely been on that list! (Since writing this post I actually included a blank list for you to print out and use – among others – in my Low Carb Motivational Pack!)

Watch the video or scroll down for the full directions and printable recipe card.

 

How to Make Low Carb Hot Crab Dip

Preparing the dip is pretty simple. In a stand mixer, combine softened cream cheese (I use one of the bricks rather than the plastic containers), regular mayo and paprika.

Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

Stir in some finely chopped green onions, shredded Parmesan, canned white crab meat, salt and pepper.

Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

Spoon it into a baking dish, smoothing it down to flatten the top.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then sprinkle some more Parmesan over the top and bake again until the cheese is fully melted and starting to brown.

Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

Serve this keto crab dip with slices of cucumber, celery sticks, flaxseed crackers, homemade tortilla chips,  jicama sticks or slices of bell pepper.

Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

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Low Carb Hot Crab Dip - rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe with video tutorial.

 

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Low Carb Hot Crab Dip

Low Carb Hot Crab Dip

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This dip is rich, creamy and indulgent! LCHF and keto recipe.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise, regular, not low fat version
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan, divided
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 12 oz canned white crab meat, drained
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and paprika in a stand mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in ¼ cup of the Parmesan, chopped green onion, drained crab and salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a baking dish and smooth the top so that it is level.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, add the remaining Parmesan over the top, then bake again until the topping has melted and starting to turn golden brown.

Notes

3g net carbs per serving (quarter of the whole recipe).

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 506Total Fat 44gSaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 165mgSodium 897mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 23g
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Mary Bianchetti

Saturday 13th of March 2021

Wonderful recipe. Thank you! I added Old Bay, smoked paprika, and left out green onions as my partner doesn’t like them, added drained, rinsed quartered artichokes instead. Also added shredded Monterey Jack but white cheddar would also work. I froze half (before baking it), so it will only bake once. When I defrost, overnight in fridge, how long bake and at what temp? Still 350 degrees at 10 minutes? Thank you!

Georgina

Sunday 14th of March 2021

If it's coming out of the fridge I'd say it might need more like 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Marilyn Guthrie

Thursday 27th of July 2017

What serving size accounts for three carbs?

Georgina

Thursday 27th of July 2017

The recipe serves four people, so a serving size is quarter of the whole recipe. I don't have an amount in volume, I'm afraid.

RandyH

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

What brand of canned crab meat did you use? I've not found one I care for.

Georgina

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

I've used both Bumble Bee and Boss Crab; BC is better.

Terri Morgan

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

Excellent recipe. I'm from Maryland so I used Old Bay instead of paprika and a 16 oz container of crab meat. I divided it between 3 ramekins and sprinkled more Old Bay on top. This recipe will be handed down for sure!

Deborah

Monday 9th of March 2020

I think I would want more "zip" too. Old Bay is a great idea.

Georgina

Sunday 2nd of July 2017

Thank you so much, Terri!

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