Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl

My husband and I love crab and appetizers so when we found this dip we were really excited.  This crab dip is go good and we have even made a meal out of the leftovers.  The bread soaks in the dip when they bake together and it comes out tasting so good.  We have brought this to parties and everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe.   This is definitely a great dip to serve at any holiday party or to eat while watching football. 

Crab Dip in a Bread Bowl
(Recipe adapted from  

2 cans lump crab meat
2 blocks cream cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Round loaf of bread
Loaf of bread, cubed for dipping

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Mix the crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese together.

3.  Take the round loaf of bread and cut a small circle out of the top of the bread.  Save the lid for use during cooking. Cut away the bread inside the round loaf to make a hollow space.  Save this bread for dipping.

4.  Place the crab meat mixture inside the bread bowl. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the dip.  Then put the lid back on the bread bowl. Place the bread bowl on a cookie sheet to bake. If there is extra filling that will not fit in the bread bowl, place it in a casserole dish and bake beside the bread bowl.

5.  Bake the crab dip for 1 hour and serve hot.  Serve with the extra bread from the inside of the bowl and the cubed bread. 


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  1. I love bread bowl dips! This looks fantastic :)

  2. What a great party dip and pretty presentation. I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. YUM! This sounds SO good and perfect for a holiday app!

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  5. See the only problem with that is I would want it all to myself, and then where would everyone else be? It looks so good!

  6. I love your crab dip recipe and it is a great presentation in the bread bowl. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen

  7. That looks delicious! I need to find some of the large loaves of bread! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This makes for a lovely presentation. We are featuring it on Let’s Do Brunch. It would look so nice on a brunch table.