The Best Keto Appetizer - Crab Dip Baked & Served with Bell Peppers

Since crab dip is mainly made with crab and cream cheese its already approved for your Keto diet menu.

But the real problem is what to serve it with since bread and crackers aren’t exactly low carb options and a Keto cracker recipe sounds like a lot of extra work! 

Well, Bell peppers are the answer. Crab and cream cheese dip with bell peppers for dipping is a pretty delicious Keto friendly crab dip that the whole family will love! 

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This crap dip recipe is defiantly one of my favorite Ketogenic recipes that I’ve ever tried. It’s a simple recipe yet delicious served hot with some fresh cut rainbow bell peppers to add a little crunch and even more flavor. 

Even friends and family that are not following a Keto diet menu will love this recipe. It’s guaranteed to come home empty from any party or family get together. 

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The Old Bay seasoning is a Maryland thing, which is where I was born and raised, but I didn’t realize until I moved away that not everyone puts old bay on just about everything! Its blend of herbs and spices, mainly used as a seafood seasoning. It adds the best flavor to this Keto crab dip recipe and gives it a little kick too!

I prefer using fresh crab meat when possible ( I mean who wouldn’t), but we have also used canned crab from the seafood section at our local grocery store, which still tasted just as great.  Just be sure you drain the can before adding it in. 

Most crab dips call for mayonnaise, but it thins out the dip and I dunno about you, but I prefer a thick dip with fewer fillers and more crab meat! 

Like I mentioned, bell peppers are my favorite dippers for this keto crab dip recipe, but you can also use celery, carrots or make some homemade Low Carb Crackers or 4 Ingredient Low carb Bread

If you love crab dip as much as me you can even pack this for lunches and or snacks at work. 

keto Crab Dip appetizer recipe

The recipe for crab dip with cream cheese is super easy to follow. You combine all the ingredients except for the mozzarella cheese and blend until well combined. 

Then you’ll transfer the mixture to a baking dish and use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Bake the crab dip at 350 F for about 30 minutes. 

Once you remove it from the oven, you’ll top it with the mozzarella cheese, more old bay, and scallions. 

Finally, broil it for just a few minutes until the top is golden brown, which won’t take long so keep your eye on it to avoid burning the cheese.

keto Crab Dip appetizer recipe

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Keto Crab Dip Recipe

 Makes 7 Servings

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 30 Minutes


  • 1 lb of Crab Meat

  • 8 oz of cream cheese (softened)

  • 1/4 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1 Scallion (thinly sliced)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. In a Large Bowl Combine, crab meat, cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese, old bay, salt, and pepper .Beat until fully combined and the mixture is smooth without any clumps of cream cheese

  3. Spread the mixture evenly in a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until mixture is heated through

  4. remove from the oven and top with mozzarella cheese, a few dashes of old bay (optional) and sliced scallions

  5. Broil until the top is golden brown 

Like I mentioned I like serving mine with cut up bell peppers, but you can also use celery, carrots or make some homemade Low Carb Crackers or 4 Ingredient Low Carb Bread


Keto Crab Dip

Nutritional information is provided and I keep it as accurate as possible. Keep in mind nutrition facts on all ingredients may vary depending on the different brands you may use. I am not a doctor and advise solely from personal experience. Please consult your doctor before adding any supplement or foods to your current diet.

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