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A Healthier Hot + Creamy Crab Dip

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Are you ready for a hot and creamy dip that is going to be your go to dip for any and every occasion?

Our friend Carmen at Every Last Bite shares another great recipe with us! She made this incredible Hot + Creamy Crab Dip that we can’t get enough of. What we like about this recipe is that it takes a traditionally very heavy and unhealthy appetizer and makes it a little bit better for you! This one is perfect for your Super Bowl party!

Added bonus: This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and grain-free!

Holy moly heavenly dip! This is the perfect dish to bring to a party and is guaranteed to be a hit with any crowd. 

Crab is generally not a cheap ingredient to use, so I am always amazed at how many crab dips I have tried that seem to make cheese the star of the show, completely masking the delicious pieces of crab meat. I really wanted this dip to be just as creamy as traditional crab dip (but obviously dairy free) and I can confirm that it is pure ooey gooey deliciousness.

You can prep this dip up to two days in advance and then quickly heat it up in the oven right before serving. I have included the recipe for a simple fake parmesan that can be sprinkled on top of the dip before baking to give it a bit of crunchy texture. The topping is totally optional and the dip is just as good without it.

I found a really simple alternative to grain-free crackers and vegetable sticks that is fantastic served alongside this dish. I peeled a daikon radish and cut it into thin slices like a cracker. They are incredibly sturdy, mild in flavor, and perfect for loading with this crab dip.

If you make this recipe, let me know in the comment section below. I would love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me (@everylastbite1) on Instagram. I love seeing your photos!

— Carmen

Hot + Creamy Crab Dip


  • 2 cups lump crab meat
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (or parmesan for SCD) (or 1/4 cup grated Parmesan for SCD)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or vegan alternative
  • 1.5 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. brazil nuts
  • 1 tsp. nutritional yeast (or parmesan for SCD) (or 1 tsp grated parmesan)
  • 1 tbsp. spring onions, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the dip. Stir until well mixed, and then transfer to an oven-proof dish. 
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • While the dip is baking, add the Brazil nuts and nutritional yeast to a food processor and pulse until broken down into a fine crumble. 
  • Remove the dip from the oven, sprinkle the top with the Brazil nut mixture, and then return to the oven for 3 to 4 more minutes until it is golden in color on top. Sprinkle the dip with chopped spring onions before serving. 
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by Camila Alves McConaughey