Skillet Jalapeño Crab and Corn Dip

Serve up something a little spicy at your next party. This hot dip recipe incorporates pickled jalapeno peppers and hot sauce, if you're so inclined, to kick the party off on a spicy note.

Skillet Jalapeño Crab and Corn Dip
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • ½ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup sliced pickled jalapeño chile peppers, drained and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • 2 6-6.5 ounce cans crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • Scoop-shape or lime-flavor tortilla chips


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a seasoned or generously greased 8- to 9-inch cast-iron skillet heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add corn, sweet pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender.

  2. In a bowl combine sour cream, mayonnaise, jalapeño peppers, Worcestershire sauce, and, if desired, hot pepper sauce. Stir in corn mixture, crabmeat, and Monterey Jack cheese. Transfer to the cast-iron skillet.

  3. Sprinkle dip with Parmesan cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly around the edge. Serve with tortilla chips.

Slow Cooker Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2, using any large skillet to cook corn mixture. After transferring crab mixture to the same large skillet, heat through over low heat. Transfer mixture to a greased 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until bubbly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
6g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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