Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip

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Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Like so many families, ours is a blended family, a ‘yours, mine and ours‘ if you will. One thing we agreed upon early on is that during the holiday season we wanted our family home to be the home of relaxation and enjoyment. With our kids splitting time between our home and the homes of their other parents and families they needed consistency from us and our very own family traditions.

We decided to implement a few traditions for ‘our family’ ones that were ours. One of them is that each of our kids receives a themed Christmas ornament each year. We have 6 kids, so that’s 6 themes: Santa, Snowman, Angel, Christmas Tree, Reindeer and Gingerbread Man. I enjoy scouring the stores finding just the perfect themed ornament for each of the kids and they enjoy adding them to our ever-growing collection each year. My hope was that when they flew the coop they’d have enough of one ornament to decorate their own small tree. The older kids have told me they enjoy the tradition of keeping them on our family tree, and so our tradition continues.

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

There are other small traditions that we’ve started through the years, ones that are tiny but mean a lot. There’s decorating homemade from scratch sugar cookies on Christmas Eve day. When Christmas Eve rolls around we watch a favorite Christmas movie, eat popcorn and drink hot cocoa, then it’s off to bed!

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Last year we started yet another family tradition with my stepmom who relocated back to Michigan from Florida. Our kids missed the enjoyment of sharing the holidays with their grandma because she lived out of state. It is a special time now that she’s nearby. Our new tradition is bringing appetizers and beverages to her house, then helping her decorate. It turns out this was the perfect way to spend time together, help her out and enjoy some yummy food and drinks with holiday merriment.

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Appetizers are always great during the holiday season. I keep a variety of items stocked in my pantry and fridge so I can throw a dip together quickly. Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip is the perfect example, I can mix all the ingredients together and have this in the oven in 10 minutes. It is so easy and always a hit! When we head to my stepmom’s I prepare the dip ahead of time, and then bake it in her oven so it is nice and hot when we’re ready to enjoy. We also brought along Diet Coke, it’s her personal favorite and goes along great with this dip.

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!
To make the holiday season less stressful I picked up Diet Coke at Sam’s Club in a 4 pack of 2-liter bottles. I love having extra bottles on hand for impromptu entertaining, which happens often during the holiday season. Friends stopping over, kids bringing extra friends with them, the family just appearing. Doesn’t everyone’s family do that?  Do yourself a favor and just stock the fridge and pantry while you’re at Sam’s Club, you’ll be happy you did!

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Starting your own family traditions is important, they are part of your family legacy. Your children will remember that you had wonderful holiday celebrations enjoying family and friends. Tell me about the traditions you’ve started with your family, I’d love to hear about them!

Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz container whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup onion, minced
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
  • 1 6 oz can lump crab meat
  • 1/4 t Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 t ground pepper
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees.
  2. Spray pie plate or 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In large mixing bowl combine all ingredients with electric mixer.
  4. Spread into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes until cheese has browned. If desired add a bit more parmesan cheese to top and brown under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until melted.

Notes

Add in some Sriracha if you like spicier dips.

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Everyone loves when I make Baked Crab & Artichoke Dip! So simple, loaded with cheese, crab, and chunks of artichoke! Great for holiday parties, just delish!

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Comments

  1. We are hosting Christmas dinner this year and this dip is perfect for my guests to snack on while I cook dinner. It sounds delicious.

  2. This looks like my kind of dip! I absolutely love crab and artichokes so I know I’ll love this one. I always give the grandkids a themed Christmas ornament each year. I start on their first Christmas and add one every year. It’s a tradition that we all enjoy.

  3. That looks absolutely heavenly! I love anything with artichokes and crabs, I mean come on, those things are delicious anyway I can get them.

  4. I love that this includes crab! I never see artichoke dip with seafood in it.

  5. Look at all that yummy cheese! I love crab dip, and I love spinach artichoke dip. I bet this is just so good.

  6. This dip sounds absolutely amazing.I love that it features both crab and artichokes- two of my favorite flavors! I gotta make this recipe over the weekend!

  7. My husband would love this dip. He loves any kids of crab dip.

  8. I love artichoke dip, and I love crab dip. That means that artichoke crab dip must be the best thing ever.

  9. Mmm.. looks delish! I bet I could easily veganize this recipe so that I can eat it. My son (non-vegan) would go nuts over this.

  10. Baked Crab looks like really delicious. It does goes well with Diet Coke. I always have my pasta with Soda.

  11. My Teen Guide says:

    Oh my. Why am I looking at this delicious dip at five in the morning? I really need to make this dip soon. Perfect for game days, movie nights, or for those “just because I love to make this dip” days. 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  12. This looks lovely, thanks for sharing it with us. My favourite part about christmas is the traditions, can’t beat them. I love that now I have my son I carry on the traditions I had as a child with him and he loves it.

  13. Oh man this dip sounds amazing!! I love pretty much anything with crab and artichoke!! YUM!

  14. That sounds like the perfect thing to bring to a holiday party! I love that it sounds fancy but doesn’t seem too hard to make. It looks like cheesy goodness!

  15. What a delicious appetizer! I freaking love appetizers with crab in it!!

  16. I want to come to your holiday parties! This looks absolutely delicious. I am going to have to try this out sometime.

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