Fresh Dungeness Crab Recipe Series: Creamy Crab Dip is the Ultimate Party Starter

Welcome to a recipe that's set to become the highlight of your next gathering: Creamy Dungeness Crab Dip!

This recipe combines the unmatched sweetness of fresh Dungeness crab meat with a velvety mix of cream cheese and sour cream. Touched with the nuttiness of Parmesan and a hint of garlic, each scoop offers a taste of luxury that’s hard to resist. This recipe is all about combining the finest flavors and letting exquisite ingredients shine, with minimal effort. 


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb fresh Dungeness crab meat
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For serving: sliced baguette, crackers, or vegetable sticks, plus chopped fresh green onion or scallions to sprinkle on top!


  1. Create the Base: Begin by blending the softened cream cheese with sour cream until smooth. This creamy foundation is key for a dip that’s both rich and easy to spread.

  2. Add the Flavors: Stir in the grated Parmesan, minced garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to the cream cheese mixture. These ingredients lend depth and a burst of flavor that complements the delicate taste of crab perfectly.

  3. Fold in the Crab Meat: Gently mix in the Dungeness crab meat, ensuring it's evenly distributed throughout the cream cheese base. The aim is to keep those beautiful lumps of crab intact, providing a delightful texture contrast.

  4. Chill and Serve: Allow the dip to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour to let the flavors meld. Serve it up with your choice of sliced baguette, crackers, or crisp vegetable sticks for dipping.

This Creamy Crab Dip is the ultimate way to kick off any party or to simply enjoy a luxurious snack at home. It’s straightforward yet sophisticated, allowing the natural, sweet flavors of Dungeness crab to shine through. Dive into a dip that promises not just to start your party but to become the reason everyone stays.

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