▢ 8 oz cream cheese, softened ▢ 1/2 cup sour cream ▢ 1/2 cup real mayonnaise ▢ 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided ▢ 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onion, divided, plus more to garnish ▢ 2 garlic cloves, pressed or grated ▢ 1 Tbsp lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon ▢ 2 tsp hot sauce, or added to taste, we love Cholula ▢ 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning ▢ 12-16 oz lump crab meat, *preferably fresh meat from cooked king crab legs, patted dry with paper towels.

Instructions Step - 1

Preheat oven to 400˚F and butter a 1 1/2 to 2 quart casserole dish.

Step - 2

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise. Use an electric mixer to beat them together until smooth.

Step - 3

Add 1 cup of the shredded cheese, chives, garlic, lemon juice, hot sauce, and old bay seasoning. Stir to combined then fold in crab meat until combined.

Step - 4

Spread the mixture into your prepared casserole dish, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese and bake uncovered at 400˚F for 25 minutes.

Step - 5

Until hot, bubbling and browned in spots. If more color is desired on top, you can broil for 1 minutes at the end.

Step - 6

Garnish with remaining green onion and serve with tortilla chips, mini toasts, cucumber slices, pita chips or your favorite crackers. ENJOY

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