Make Ahead Hot Lobster Dip Recipe

If you're looking for make ahead lobster appetizers to serve for a party, this is just the thing you're looking for. Creamy, delicious, and easy to make, you can assemble this lobster dip ahead of time, store it in the fridge (you want to refrigerate it at least two hours to develop the flavors), and pop it in the oven when you're guests arrive. And, hey, any time spent with your guests instead of slaving in the kitchen is time well spent.

Serve this warm lobster dip with crackers, chunks of crusty bread (or garlic bread!), veggies, and chips. And if you don't lave lobster, give it a try with lump crab meat-- it's delicious that way, too!

Recipe serves 6-8 people.

1 (8 oz) pkg. regular cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) pkg. low-fat cream cheese, softened
2 C. finely chopped cooked lobster meat
1/4 C. minced purple onions
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
3 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley (plus extra for garnish)
1 tbsp. horseradish (fresh is best!)
1-2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1-2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 C. chopped walnuts
Chili powder (for garnish)

Instructions: 1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheeses, lobster, onion, garlic, parsley, horseradish, Tabasco, lemon, and walnuts. Mix well.

2. Scoop dip mixture out into a deep glass oven-proof dish. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours but no longer than eight.

3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

4. Uncover and bake dip, uncovered, for 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

5. Sprinkle with chili powder and parsley before serving.

Hint: If your cream cheese mixture looks too thick before baking, thin it out with a little milk as needed.

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