Seriously friends, Cheesy Hot Crab Dip is awesome. Set a dish of this on the deck with a bowl of tortilla chips at your next cookout, and it will surely disappear before the grill is ready. Summer is short. Have some delicious fun!
Ingredients (Fills one pie plate)
8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
8 ounces light sour cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
12 ounces imitation crab meat, diced
1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely diced onion
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
Step 1) Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese in a medium size mixing bowl for about 30 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients except for the shredded cheddar cheese, and blend well.
Step 2) Transfer the cheesy crab dip mixture to a pie dish (9 inch diameter). Spread so that the top is even, and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
Step 3) Bake your Cheesy Hot Crab Dip in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until the dip is bubbly and the top begins to turn golden brown.
Step 4) Allow to cool slightly (5 minutes or less) before serving.