Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl (Video)


Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl is the perfect EASY appetizer for tailgating or celebrating with friends. This delicious crab and artichoke dip is cheesy, hot, and so good. The Super Bowl won’t be the same without this simple bread bowl dip!

Crab Artichoke Dip in a bread bowl


Crab Artichoke Dip

Crab Artichoke Dip is the perfect blend of cheese, artichoke, and crab in a tasty bread bowl. This bread bowl dip makes a great appetizer for game day, or any party!

The holidays are all about the delicious appetizers and festive food. Christmas parties would be pretty mundane without amazing finger foods like meatballs, wings, and hot dips. Appetizers just so happens to be my favorite type of recipe, so I’m in heaven around this time of year. The best of the best recipes are easy, cheesy and totally fabulous, and this Warm Crab Artichoke Dip is no exception. In fact, maybe it’s at the top of the list!

There’s something about creamy, cheesy artichoke dips that I can never get enough of. Add some delicious crab into the mix and you know I’m sold! This warm crab and artichoke dip is beyond crave-worthy, and I feel like it’s about to be my new go-to party dip. Did I mention it’s in a bread bowl? Because that’s important. Hot cheesy dip in a fresh bread bowl…can it get any tastier?

This bread bowl dip can be thrown together in minutes, it’s so ooey gooey delicious, and it manages to be classy while still being simple. It’s the perfect starter for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve festivities, and of course, THE SUPER BOWL! The big day will be here before we know it, so I’m stocking up on all my favorite recipes now. Make sure this crab artichoke dip is on the appetizer list!

Warm Crab Artichoke Dip is exactly what you need on game day. This bread bowl dip is hot, cheesy, and full of flavor. Yum!

 

Cheesy bread bowl dip next to a package of shredded cheese

Crab and Artichoke Dip / Bread Bowl Dip

There’s something about bread bowl dips that always feels extra fun, creative, and classy. Making a dip and cooking it straight into a bowl made of fresh bread is the ultimate crave-able appetizer. By making your own bread bowl for this crab artichoke dip, not only do you have a serving dish (one that you can eat, thank you), but you also have your dippers. When you hollow out the loaf of bread, just use it to make bread slices or chunks that you can dip in the crab and artichoke dip. So simple, yet so genius!

WARM CRAB ARTICHOKE DIP IN A BREAD BOWL is the perfect EASY appetizer for tailgating or celebrating with friends. The Super Bowl won't be the same without this simple, classy, and cheesy dip!

Crab and artichoke dip in a bread bowl

How to Make Crab Artichoke Dip

This Crab Artichoke Dip is the type of classic starter your family will request time and time again. Even the ones unsure about seafood will eat this right up. It’s not super strong on the seafood taste, it’s just perfect. Totally and utterly delicious!

How to make crab and artichoke dip:

  1. Hollow out your loaf of bread to create the bread bowl. Then place the bowl and the extra bread pieces in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at 400°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese.
  3. Stir in the artichokes, crab meat, peppers, onions, sauces, garlic pepper, and salt & pepper, then stir in the cheeses.
  4. Spoon the dip mixture into the bread bowl and pack it down, then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top.
  5. Bake the crab and artichoke dip for 15-20 minutes.

This crab artichoke dip recipe is enough to fill a large bread bowl, or two smaller bread bowls. Serve it warm along with the extra bread pieces, and add in some pita chips, tortilla chips, or bagel chips for more dipping. Check the recipe card for more detailed instructions.

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Crab Artichoke Dip in a bread bowl

Warm Crab Artichoke Bread Bowl Dip

If you love cheesy holiday appetizers as much as we do, this Crab Artichoke Dip is a must make for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl, and every day in between!

Watch the video or see the recipe card for How to Make Crab Artichoke Dip. Enjoy!

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Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl is the perfect EASY appetizer for tailgating or celebrating with friends. This delicious crab and artichoke dip is cheesy, hot, and so good. The Super Bowl won’t be the same without this simple bread bowl dip!

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: artichoke dip, bread bowl dip, crab dip

Servings: 4

Calories: 697 kcal

Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

  • 1 large round loaf or 2 small round loaves Sourdough or Rye Bread
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I prefer olive oil mayo
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts drained, rinsed, and chopped (I love the grilled artichokes that come in a jar, extra flavor!)
  • 12 ounces lump crab meat you can use imitation crab but the real stuff is so much better! If using crab meat from a can, drain.
  • 1/2 cup red pepper finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon buffalo hot sauce or regular hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese see note
  • **NOTE: If you don’t want this to be spicy substitute Borden shredded Sharp White Cheddar cheese in place of the pepper jack
  1. Preheat oven to 400F

  2. Cut the top off of the loaf of bread. Hollow out the bread, leaving 1/2 inch wall on all sides, to create the bowl. Tear or chop the bread you removed into chunks or cubes. Set bread bowl and cubes onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes to toast. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream. Stir until smooth.

  4. Stir in the chopped artichokes, crab meat, peppers, onions, both sauces, garlic pepper, and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Finally, stir in the parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella, and pepper jack.

  6. Spoon the mixture into the bread bowl and pat down with your spoon to pack. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.

  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dip is fully heated through, melty, and bubbly.

  8. Serve with pita chips, bagel chips, and the toasted bread chunks from the inside of the bowl.

  9. Enjoy!

Recipe will make one large bread bowl or two small bread bowls.

Nutrition Facts

Warm Crab Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl

Amount Per Serving

Calories 697 Calories from Fat 450

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50g 77%

Saturated Fat 16g 80%

Cholesterol 118mg 39%

Sodium 2242mg 93%

Potassium 555mg 16%

Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%

Dietary Fiber 3g 12%

Sugars 7g

Protein 42g 84%

Vitamin A 50.6%

Vitamin C 65.1%

Calcium 78%

Iron 12.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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