Culinary Tales/ Fresh Seafood

Guinness Three Cheese Crab Dip

So, I currently have a whole bunch of Guinness Beer left in my fridge after making my favorite St.  Patrick’s Day Cheesecake. But, I want to do something a little different this time and make a Three Cheese Guiness Crab Dip! The secret to a great Crab Dip is really the crab, use real lump crab meat, highlight it & don’t forget the Old Bay 😉

By adding the beer we are going to add in a rich depth that pairs well with the cheese. The alcohol content will cook out leaving just the rich flavor behind. I love pairing this dip with soft pretzels, sliced baguette, or even tortilla chips!

This recipe is really quick to put together & is great for parties! It also taste just as amazing as a cold dip, after blending just scoop it straight into a bowl and  omit the shredded cheddar at the end. Just remember if you don’t cook it, you will still have the alcohol content inside.

Making The Dip

To begin I  mix everything right in the food processor. First, add the Lemon juice, Cream Cheese, Greek yogurt, Worcestershire, & Mayonaise.

Next, add in the Garlic Powder, Paprika, Old Bay, Green Onions, Shaved Parmesan, Minced onion, the Beer, & the chopped Red Peppers. Blend well. Now you will want to take the dip  and fold in the crab meat by hand.

Spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Transfer the dip into your dish. Top it with your shredded cheddar cheese, you can be as liberal as you want. I just used about a half of a cup (covering it entirely).

Finally, I baked it in the oven for about 35 minutes at 350°. It’s done when the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. You’ll want to let it cool for at least 5-8 minutes so it’s not piping hot! Serve alongside your favorite bread, crackers, chips, or even veggie sticks.


Guinness Three Cheese Crab Dip

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 35 min @ 350°


  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 lb jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp chopped red pepper
  • Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Greek yogurt
  • Tsp paprika
  • 2 Tsp old bay
  • Tbsp green onions
  • 2 tsp worstershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp shaved parmesan
  • 1/4 cup Guiness beer
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese



Preheat oven to 350°


Mix the lemon juice, cream cheese, greek yogurt, Worstershire sauce, & mayonaise.


Add in the garlic powder, paprika, old bay, green onions, shaved parmesan, minced onion, the beer, & the chopped red peppers.


Blend well.


Fold in the crab meat by hand.


Spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray.


Transfer the dip into your dish.


Top it with your shredded cheddar cheese.


Bake for 35 minutes.





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