Crab Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a one skillet dip using traditional ingredients blended with luxurious crab and served on toasted pumpernickel.
Crab Spinach and Artichoke Dip is the ultimate one skillet comfort food.
My newest cast iron skillet dip is a delicious blend of spinach, artichokes, lump crab and pepper jack cheese. It’s all about the carbs, loves! The recipe uses the same, quick cooking method as the slow cooker. Simply blend ingredients until whipped, add to a skillet and bake for 20 minutes (set it and forget it, but only for 25 minutes!). When ready, you’ll pull out a steamy blend of slightly burnt bubbling cheese, ready to dip.
Crab Spinach and Artichoke Dip was inspired by a mash up of spinach artichoke dip and crab cakes.
Fusions are my favorite. Asian BBQ, Mexican Chinese, Ramen Poutine – combining flavors from two different cultures can totally work if you do it right! And I was so excited that it worked with this recipe. When you mix a beloved dip that we grew up with and coastal favorite, you get a brand new dip with brand new flavors. Just like Spinach Artichoke Potato Bites and Buffalo Crab Cakes.
Don’t worry! You won’t have to go all Deadliest Catch for the crab in Crab Spinach and Artichoke Dip.
My other favorite part of this appetizer? Trader Joe’s Wild Caught Crab is clutch. Here’s why:
- It is readily available.
- It is affordable (only $7!).
- Put your can opener away! The crab is in convenient packets and not in a can.
- After using one packet, store the other in the freezer and it won’t go bad.
- It is high quality and is made up of lump, backfin and claw meat – and that is it!
The Jolly Hostess twist this week takes a creamy, cheesy hot dip and adds crab for a bit of complexity. It is served with robust pumpernickel for dipping and a touch of sweet. So, grab your skillet (PS if you don’t have one, a glass baking dish will do!), all of your friends, some bubbly and dive into this meant-to-be-shared comfort dish.
Okay, are you ready for another one skillet dip?! See Marinara Goat Cheese Dip.
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