Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

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When it comes to the Big Game, there’s one thing everyone can agree on…hot crab and artichoke dip. This creamy, cheesy and decadent combination is a real crowd pleaser. Since we’re entertaining, we’ll show you how to pair it with the perfect wine too.

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip Recipe

I can’t tell you who I’ll be rooting for at the Big Game. Not today. I usually decide during the pre-game show based upon background stories about the coaches or players or city. And, I’m a sucker for the underdog, overcoming the odds and nice people who help others. I’m also very fickle and bare no guilt when I change my mind mid-game. I’m easily swayed, unless it’s the home team. And, I don’t have any horses in this race. 🙂 Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

On the other hand, I am decidedly emphatic about other matters relating to the Big Game. I can tell you that I’ll be watching with family and friends and there will be a good dose of healthy competition and friendly banter. Without question, there will be a fantastic feast…I’m bringing hot crab and artichoke dip.

It’s creamy, cheesy decadence never disappoints. If things seem to be getting a little tense, just bring out a few more mini filo cups filled with the hot crab and artichoke dip. They are guaranteed to smooth things over, unite the crowd and to be enjoyed by all.

Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip Paired with Wines

I had the opportunity to do participate in a wine tasting last year at the Food and Wine Conference. It featured Gallo Family Vineyards wine and I learned a lot about taste, texture and how various types of wine enhance different types of food. Now, I do a much better job at taking these things into consideration when pairing wine with food. But, here’s another nugget of knowledge that I walked away with. The best wine to serve is the wine that you really enjoy. Luckily…or because I carefully planned things out just right…my favorite wines happen to pair perfectly with hot crab and artichoke dip. Win! Win!

Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. However, the opinions expressed herein are completely my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.


Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip

Hot crab and artichoke dip is creamy, cheesy and decadent. It's a real crowd pleaser that's easy to make too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 300


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried dil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup green onion thinly sliced (about 2 bunches)
  • 1 pound lump crab meat drained and flaked and picked over for any shell
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts drained and finely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Mini fillo shells, options approx. 60 shells or crackers for dipping.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, dill, garlic powder and lemon juice in a medium sized bowl.
  • Fold green onion, crab and artichokes into the cream cheese mixture.

If using mini fillo shells

  • Fill mini fillo shells with about 1 teaspoon of crab and artichoke dip, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and bake for about 7 minutes.

If serving as dip

  • Spread mixture into a 1 quart shallow baking dish.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.
  • Serve with crackers.


Suggested wine pairing: Gallo Family Vineyards White Zinfandel or Red Moscato. Dip can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Wait until serving time to fill mini fillo shells and cook.


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 144mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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  1. I lay claim to the whole tray!! Oh my. Crab, cream cheese, and in those phyllo cups. Excellent!

  2. I LOVE using those mini filo cups for appetizers…and the crab and artichoke dip inside sounds spectacular! Want want want….

  3. Such a smart way to contain the dip, and how delicious does THAT look!

  4. Wow, your crab dip looks fantastic!!! And then you’ve made it so very elegant by using filo cups…YUM!

  5. Love how you filled the dip in these lovely Mini fillo shells!! yum! We’ll be a divided household on Super Bowl Sunday. . we just moved to WI from Seattle so you’d think that my husband would be rooting for the Seahawks but Peyton Manning is his fave. .

  6. These are little bites of heaven! Yum!

  7. I love hot artichoke dip and the crab and phyllo cups just elevated this appetizer to another level!

  8. Oh my goodness… I need these in my life! We may have to serve them at this year’s Food and Wine Conference!

  9. Is this meant for my mom?! Crab, cheesy dips to scoop up with crackers, White Zinfandel – all of her faves! 🙂

  10. I’m gonna save this. Mrs. Stuntman really loves crab and I’ve been looking for different ways to use it.

  11. What an absolutely fantastic appetizer. I love everything about it from the flavors to the presentation. Just perfect!!

  12. I’m not a huge fan of shell fish, but man do I love crab! These looks delicious!

  13. So elegant and fun looking at the same time, Marjory!

  14. Oh I love how you served the dip in fillo cups so you don’t have to worry about running out of chips before dip!

  15. These are so pretty! My husband LOVES crab dip, so I know these would disappear very quickly at our house 🙂

  16. You already had my attention with this dip and then to put it in mini filo cups? Genius! Perfect individual portions and easy to eat!

  17. Something about mini phyllo shells just make me so happy. I guarantee I would eat far more than my share of these if I were at your party. Love this recipe!

  18. This is my favorite kind of dip! I always look for a spinach dip at any party I go to

  19. Since we can get crabs out back, I’m always on the lookout for ways to use them. I’m in love with this hot crab and artichoke dip in a fillo shell. They’re beautiful!

  20. Dips are my favorite kind of appetizer. It’s even better when it’s already scooped out into something bite size for you!

  21. I’m a total appetizer nut and these look amazing! I like the single serving idea also… have a good week!

  22. These are SO calling my name! I am such a sucker for crab dip.

  23. Oh wow, crab and artichoke sounds so delicious together! I wish I could reach out and grab a few of these for a bedtime snack. I’m pinning this one to hopefully make soon!

  24. Good info. Lucky mee I ran across your blog by accident
    (stumbleupon). I’ve book marked it for later!

  25. Made these for a March madness basketball party and they were such a hit! Loved being able to pick up the little phyllo cups. No leftovers!

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