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Joe's Crab Shack Hot Crab Dip copy cat recipe with real crab meat

Updated on October 15, 2013

Joe's Crab Shack Crab Dip copy cat recipe

Oh so warm and yummy!
Oh so warm and yummy!

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Easy crab dip

This is a scrumptious, slightly modified crab dip from Joe's Crab Shack.

The main reason this is a copy cat recipe is because we use real crab meat, not canned or artificial crab meat. It's a bit more time consuming, but worth the effort. For anyone that remembers Joe's Crab Shack restaurant, it was one of the best seafood joints in town. Full of fun and great decorative island atmosphere with a variety of delicious seafood delicacies.

We love this dip served warm as an appetizer for parties or casual gatherings, even as a snack it's great and rather filling. We serve it with veggies and wheat crackers. Try it once, you'll love it!

Crab dip

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 4-6


  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon mayonaise
  • 4 teaspoons green peppers, minced
  • 4 teaspoons onion, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup mozerella cheese, grated
  • 6 oz Alaskan king crab meat, shelled, steamed, and torn into small pieces


  1. Steam your crab leg(s), shell and tear meat into small pieces. Combine cream cheese, butter, and sour cream in a bowl until well blended, add the crab meat.
  2. Next, mix in the paprika and seasoning salt.
  3. Then stir in the green pepper, onion, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Put the mixture in an oven safe bowl, set the oven to 350F and bake for 10-20 minutes or until bubbly.
  5. Serve immediately with vegetables and crackers for dipping. Yum!

Crab dip appetizer

serve and enjoy!
serve and enjoy!


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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and one for me to save plus vote up.

      Enjoy your day.