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Smoked Gouda Crab Dip

Creamy melted cheese dip with crab meat
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: cheese, crab, dip
Servings: 8


  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces American cheese shredded or chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 ounces crab meat
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp chives minced


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and jalapeño. Sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
    Sauté bell peppers and jalapeño
  • Stir in the flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken.
    Whisk milk into flour and peppers
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cheeses and spices. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Gently stir in the crab meat and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Pour the dip into a serving bowl and garnish with chives. Serve immediately with tortilla chips for dipping.