Dipping a toasted baguette slice into Easy Crab Mornay Dip
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Easy Creamy Crab Mornay Dip Recipe

This fabulous and Easy Creamy Crab Mornay Dip is a flavorful appetizer and perfect for holiday parties or anytime you are entertaining and want to serve your family and guests something special!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: chafing dish recipes, holiday recipes
Servings: 12 appetizer servings
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 scallions white parts only, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 lb fresh claw or lump crabmeat


  • Melt butter in a heavy medium-size saucepan over medium heat and saute scallions and parsley for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add flour, whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add half and half and cheese and whisk until the cheese is melted.
  • Add sherry, red pepper to taste, and gently fold in the crabmeat, taking care not to break up the lumps. Heat for a few minutes until the mixture is thoroughly heated.*
  • Serve immediately or place in a chafing dish to keep warm. Garnish with chopped parsley or minced scallion greens.
  • If serving as an entree, purchase frozen puff pastry shells and prepare according to the directions on the package. Add the crab mixture to the baked shells serve warm.


*If making ahead, at this point cover and refrigerate the crab mornay.  When ready to serve, reheat over low heat and serve warm.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 167mg | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 0.6mg