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This Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip recipe takes just 10 minutes to put together and then is popped into the oven. The result is a crowd-pleasing cheesy dip that is baked to perfection!
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This Low Carb Artichoke Crap Dip recipe HAD to happen because I am a HUGE seafood lover!
I have told the Mr, on numerous occasions, that I could easily become a pescatarian if I needed to. I got the "look" from him when I said that.
The look that says "You will take my beef from me when you pry it out of my cold dead fingers" look.
Yes, I love my beef, but he loooooooooves his beef! If we don't have been, in some form, every week he gets all cranky pants on me.
But, I can tell you he never complains when I whip this recipe out.
One of the questions I get from a lot of readers is "Is seafood (crab, shrimp, etc) OK for the keto diet?"/
My answer is a resounding YES!
I can tell you that there is no diet in the world I could stick to if I couldn't have seafood!! Shellfish are great proteins for a low carb lifestyle. They are high in protein with minimal carbs.
Some of the good things that shellfish has to offer are:
- Crab: Crab meat is a great source of B12 and folate. In addition, it is high in minerals such as zinc, phosphorus, calcium, as well as potassium. One cup of crabmeat has 105 calories, 0.9 grams of fat, 23 grams of protein, and 0 grams of carbohydrates.
- Shrimp: Shrimp is rich in B vitamins, Selenium and Zinc, it is also high in protein. One cup of shrimp meat has 173 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 33 grams of protein, and 2.2 carbohydrates.
- Lobster: When it comes to minerals, lobster contains both copper and selenium, as well as phosphorus, vitamin B12, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin E. It also contains small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. One cup of lobster meat contains 129 calories, 1.25 grams of fat, 27.55 grams of protein, and 0 grams of carbohydrates.
So I am always happy to add a shellfish recipe to the menu.
I am currently addicted to Cajun Shrimp Ceasar Salad!
I season up some shrimp with my Cajun Seasoning Blend, give them a quick cook, a couple of minutes on each side in a medium-high heat skillet, and toss them into some chopped romaine with keto Ceasar dressing, Parmesan cheese, and some Parmesan crisps in place of croutons.
These are the ingredients necessary to make Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip.
- Lump crab meat
- Marinated artichoke hearts
- Cream cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Sour cream
- Lemon juice
- Fresh parsley
- Dijon mustard
- Old Bay
- Cayenne pepper
- Pink sea salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.
This is a basic breakdown of the steps involved in making Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip. You will find the full directions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, mustard, and Old Bay.
Stir in the Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and chopped artichoke hearts. Mix well.
Carefully fold in crab meat so as not to break the lumps up too much (can use your hands if needed).
Pour mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Crab - instead of lump crab meat you can use lobster or shrimp.
- Cheese - use any mild cheese you prefer like Monterey Jack, Gouda, etc
This is the equipment you will need to make Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip.
Store the leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 or 3 days.
I have not tried freezing this Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip.
FAQ about Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip
No, imitation crab is highly processed, has sugar and additives that aren't keto-friendly, and will not make your dip taste as fresh.
I have not tried it but would assume that it would work well in this recipe. I would just chop the shrimp into bite-sized pieces and add it in place of the lump crab meat.
I would be amazed if you have leftovers but, in the case that you do, store the leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 or 3 days. I would not recommend freezing this dip due to the high amount of dairy in it. It would probably have a grainy texture upon reheating.
More Keto & Low Carb Crab Recipes
- Keto Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Keto Crab Rangoon
- Keto Crab Cakes
- Crab Stuffed Avocados
- Keto Cajun Crab Casserole
- Easy Crab Stuffed Salmon
Serve this Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip with
Low Carb Artichoke Crab Dip
- 1 pound lump crab meat cleaned
- 15 ounces marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped + more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cayenne pepper
- pink salt
- cracked black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, parsley, mustard, and Old Bay. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and chopped artichoke hearts. Mix well.
- Carefully fold in crab meat so as not to break the lumps up too much (can use your hands if needed). Pour mixture into lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.
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