Hot Crab Dip

Here is a perfect game day recipe just in time for Sunday Kickoff! Nothing goes better with football than chips and dip!

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Here is a perfect game day recipe just in time for Sunday Kickoff! Nothing goes better with football than chips and dip! 

In this episode of Gluten Free Tasty, Phoebe Lapine makes one of her favorite entertaining appetizers – hot crab dip with scallions and jalapeños. While crab dips are almost always gluten free, the bread crumbs toppings are problematic to those with gluten intolerance. Phoebe uses ground-up gluten free tortilla chips to garnish and for scooping up some of this delicious dip. So leave the queso on the counter this week and impress your guess while watching Sunday Night Countdown! 



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, ribs and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Dash cayenne
  • ¼ cup finely ground tortilla chips
  • Pinch of salt
Preheat the broiler. Heat the oil in a medium non-stick skillet. Sauté the scallions, jalapeno and garlic. Add cayenne and paprika over medium heat until soft, approximately 2 minutes. Remove and place in a mixing bowl. Add the crab meat, mayonnaise, cr√®me fraiche, lemon juice and ½ teaspoon salt to the vegetable mixture. Fold until mixed together, trying not to break the crab meat apart too much. Transfer the crab dip to a medium (8 x 8 or comparable) casserole dish. Take your tortilla chips and put them in a food processor and pulse until they are the texture of breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the tortilla chips over the top of the dip. Bake under the broiler until golden brown on top and heated through, 2 minutes. Serve immediately with tortilla chips on the side for dipping. Serves 8-10

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves: 8
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Calories 1477%
Fat 9gr13%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 541mg23%
Carbohydrates 6gr4%
Fiber 1gr4%
Sugar 1gr2%
Protein 10gr19%

*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Carbohydrate
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Sugar
Lower Sugar