This crowd-pleasing hot lump crab dip is baked to cheesy perfection! The go-to appetizer for any occasion! 

Do you have a certain dish that you like to prepare when it comes to entertaining or while hanging out with friends/family? Well, if you’ve followed me since the beginning, I shared a Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip many years ago. It was time to reintroduce it, plus it’s a great appetizer for game day snacking!

Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip - My Pretty Brown Fit

Not too long ago, I decided to make this dip for dinner. I know…totally random. HB and I paired it with a glass of Riesling, and it was perfect ! I can’t believe it took me so long to make it again, but I’m glad I did. Shortly after, I decided to make it again for the family during one of the weekends we were all together. And you better believe it was a HIT!

What’s even more exciting about this recipe is that I came up with Hot Crab Spinach Puffs and the dip was the filling. Note: I used a Parmesan-cheddar blend for the puffs recipe. You basically take the dip and stuff them into puff pastries. You can find the recipe here!


Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip - My Pretty Brown Fit

I love artichokes!

Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip - My Pretty Brown Fit

The cheesier the better!

Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip - My Pretty Brown Fit


5 from 1 vote


  • 1-2 tablespoons all-natural butter, spread or oil
  • 4-5 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped artichoke hearts
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup regular or light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup regular or light mayo
  • 8 ounces regular or light cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 12 oz Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter melts add spinach and cook just until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Next, mix the spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, cream cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese. light mayo, light sour cream, and lump crab meat.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Spray a small casserole dish with cooking spray and spoon mixture into the dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, stir and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • Turn on the broiler and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until the cheese is browned and edges are bubbly.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve warm with tortilla chips or pita chips (Roasted Garlic is one of my favorite flavors with this dip).
  • Serve and enjoy!


For Lump Crab: I like using Miller’s Select Claw Crab Meat — if you can find it. You can also check your local grocery store. Publix usually has a great selection of bulk lump crab. 


I hope you enjoy this dip as much as we did!

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13 Comments on Hot Crab, Spinach, and Artichoke Dip

  1. Hi Artney,

    It makes me hungry!!! Can you tell me, how long does it take to make this recipe?

    • It doesn’t take long at all! If everything is prepared, chopped, etc. Maybe 15 minutes to whip up and 15-18 minutes to cook — so 30 minutes!

  2. Made this last night for a trial run for a Christmas party, added some roasted green chilies. We loved this dip!! I think this will be added to my regular party dips. Thanks so much Artney!

  3. Can this be made ahead? I have a holiday party I’m hosting and wanted to make as many things ahead of time as possible.

    • You can, but I would prepare it the same day. I do however recommend serving this dip hot and fresh out of the oven — or you can transport after baking.

      • Looks delicious thinking about making your recipe do you have to add Worcestershire sauce to it. I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes that call for it. And also with the spinach does it make it watery? Would love to know before I make it

        • Hi Christina! Only what’s listed is what I add to it. I don’t have a problem with spinach watering down the dish. I would not use frozen spinach. I hope you try it! Enjoy!

  4. 4 stars
    Yummy. I added 1 tsp of lemon juice, garlic powder, seasoning salt, S & P, along with a small can of chopped green chilies! Perfect Super bowl party dip…or, anytime!

  5. 5 stars
    Made this and it was absolutely amazing! Perfect for the super bowl! I’ll be making it again tomorrow.

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