Creamy Crab Dip (Gluten Free Option)

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A slice of bread dipping into creamy crab dip

New Years Eve (or the Super Bowl) calls for a great dip option, and this creamy crab dip will hit the spot. Red pepper, chives, and sriracha give this seafood dip a flavorful kick. The panko adds a nice crunch, making this a guaranteed party hit.

A super creamy crab dip recipe with red pepper, cream cheese, chives, and crunchy panko. This seafood dip will be a hit at your next party, New Years Eve, or Super bowl. #crabdip #seafood #partydip

I made this dish for Christmas and my family ate it up so fast, we barely had any left. I like to use Shark brand sriracha sauce and this gluten free panko. If you can’t find a compliant baguette bread, crackers, carrots, celery, and radishes all make great dipping options.

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A super creamy crab dip recipe with red pepper, cream cheese, chives, and crunchy panko. This seafood dip will be a hit at your next party, New Years Eve, or Super bowl. #crabdip #seafood #partydip
A super creamy crab dip recipe with red pepper, cream cheese, chives, and crunchy panko. This seafood dip will be a hit at your next party, New Years Eve, or Super bowl. #crabdip #seafood #partydip
5 from 3 votes
A slice of bread dipping into creamy crab dip
Creamy Crab Dip (Gluten Free Option)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Creamy and crunchy, this warm crab dip is full of crab meat so that the cheese doesn’t overpower it’s sweet flavor. Perfect for your next party! Inspired by Epicurious

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Crab Dip, Creamy
Servings: 8 people
Author: The Dizzy Cook
  • 10-12 oz fresh crab meat, drained
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise * I used Sir Kensington’s Organic
  • 4 oz organic cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup panko (can be gluten free)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt and pepper
  • crostinis, pita chips, carrots, celery, radishes for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whip together cream cheese with white vinegar, mayo, and sriracha until smooth and light. Stir in the bell pepper, parsley, and chives. Transfer to a shallow baking dish – I used a gratin dish. Sprinkle panko on top. 

  2. Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes, until the panko is lightly browned and the dip is bubbling. Serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

If you can tolerate lemon zest – grate about 1/2 a tsp to mix in with the panko. 

Alicia was diagnosed with Chronic Vestibular Migraine in 2016 and has been able to successfully manage her symptoms through medication, supplements, lifestyle changes, and the Heal Your Headache Diet by Dr. David Buchholz from Johns Hopkins. She's the owner of The Dizzy Cook.


  1. Angie

    5 stars
    This was great! We ate half and then used the rest the next day for stuffed mushrooms!! Yum!!! Thank you for this recipe!!!


    1. Alicia

      What a great idea, Angie! Thanks for your review. 🙂


  2. Mickayla

    5 stars
    I made this NYE and brought it to a friend’s house – great timing for your post! It was a huuuge hit, no one would ever guess they were eating something made by someone on a restricted diet! The grocery store was all sold out of crab on NYE so I bought shrimp instead. I can’t wait to try it with crab next 🙂


    1. Alicia

      I ran low on crab last time I made this and mixed with cooked shrimp too. It’s also fabulous! So glad you enjoyed. 🙂


  3. Lindsey Hustead

    5 stars
    Tried this recipe over the weekend and it was excellent! Even had some leftover the next day and we had it with some eggs which I highly recommend 🙂


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