I can’t even begin to imagine how much chips and dips will be eaten this weekend when everyone’s watching Super Bowl 2015. I have no interest in football, but tons of interest in food. That’s why my party would have some of the most awesome dips for munching on, including this Cheesy Crab Dip with Bacon. It’s all about the food people. You might also be interest in our salmon bites, check it out.
Dips are so much fun to make, there’s practically no way to screw them up. Even if your dip has several colorful layers and looks perfect, once someone sticks a chip in it and mixes it up all bets are off. That’s why dips are never judged on looks, I’ve never heard someone scream “Wow that’s such a pretty dip” because It’s all about the flavor when you make a dip.
Luckily this crab dip does have flavor…so much flavor from good things like Gruyere cheese, Cabot Premium Farmhouse Cheddar, bacon and ricotta. If crab isn’t your thing, you could easily switch it to shrimp but definitely stay with the seafood theme. There’s something about those two melted cheeses and the flavor of seafood that makes this dip as good as it is.
I split the mixture into two of these little 6 inch skillets but if you don’t secretly hoard cast iron like me you can use an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Chips, baked crostini and crackers are all fair game to use as shovels for picking up the gooey app, just make sure you have plenty because people would gladly use their fingers for this one.
More awesome dips!
Gimme Some Oven- Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
Minamilist Baker- Kale and Spinach Dip
Add A Pinch- Beef Enchilada Dip
Cheesy Crab Dip with Bacon
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 16 ounces crab meat
- 1 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1 cup diced cooked bacon
- 1/2 cup finely sliced green onion
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place all of the ingredients except the Gruyere cheese in a mixing bowl and stir gently with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Divide the mixture between the two cast iron skillets or whatever baking dish you choose to use.
- Sprinkle 1 cup of grated Gruyere on each skillet or chosen baking dish.
- Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
- Serve at once with toasted crostini, pita chips or crackers.
Wow this looks amazing! I will be making this!
Good luck You’ll love it!
I want to dig in! The dip looks so cheesy and divine!
Thanks Angie, you know it is :)
So much cheesy goodness going on in this recipe! The crab just takes it over the top!
This looks soo delicious. My stomach is already growling. Unfortunately for me I have to show restraint during the Big Game as I’m on WW but I may have to make this for my next cheat week!
Make it Melody :)
Seriously, you make the most beautiful food! I’m not into the superbowl, either, but who needs the superbowl to enjoy this beautiful cheesy crab dip! Love the ingredients in your recipe.
Thanks Cristina, you’re too kind :)
This looks CRAZY delicious Gerry! I especially love the addition of bacon :)
Thanks Brandon, bacon always makes things better :)
you have pegged it! This is a keeper and 2 things we adore- crab and dip. The combo sounds amazing and perfect for this SUNDAY!
Oooh, I do hope you’ll swing by to Food on Friday to add this to the crab recipe collection! Cheers from Carole from Carole’s Chatter
I love the presentation because it makes it easy to sneak away with an entire little pan of my own. GREG
So true Greg, I’m a genius :)
That Crab Dip looks amazing. I’m definitely pinning to my appetizer recipes in Pinterest to make soon. Linda @foodhuntress.com
thanks Linda, it’s amazing !
First off great job on grabbing ones attention with this crabby dip. It looks amazing and perfect to quick off any party.
awesome Meagan and thanks!
I am thrilled to have found this recipe! It looks aaahhhhmazing! I used a new recipe for crab dip over the holidays and wasn’t pleased with it at all. It was just kind of blah. I love yours with bacon and the combination of sharp cheddar with gruyere. Pinning for my next party!!!
Ok sorry. DUDE!!!!!!! This looks incredible!
No need for an apology :)
I’d totally try this just the way it is, crab and all. This looks so very good!
Ummm hellz ya!
You managed to make this looks beautiful and basically the most delicious thing ever.
I love the exclamation mark after bacon. Because yes, everything is better with it.
Obsessed with those cast iron pans too!