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An easy gluten free appetizer, this Cheese Crab Dip is sure to be the hit of your next party! 


Cheese Crab Dip...this easy gluten free appetizer will be the hit of any party!


We enjoy entertaining in the summer time.  Our kids usually don’t get out until close to the end of June, so most of the time, our first big party is for the 4th of July. This year though, my oldest son is graduating high school on Saturday, so we’re frantically trying to get the house and the yard ready for a party this weekend! 

I don’t know the dietary needs of everyone coming, but I like to make sure I have gluten free options. 

When my youngest son was little, he had a severe wheat allergy.  He had to be rushed to the hospital several times, and it was very scary, because at first the doctors couldn’t figure out what was causing his symptoms. When they finally determined what the issue was, the whole family went on a completely gluten free diet. We didn’t know if he had celiac disease or not at that point, but with the severity of his symptoms, we weren’t taking any chances.  We were on a gluten free diet for two years before we got the green light that he could have wheat again. 

While we no longer eat a gluten free diet, we still often cook gluten free. 

Cheese Crab Dip

This delicious cheese crab dip is a fabulous gluten free appetizer…and if I didn’t tell you, you’d never know it was gluten free. 

I used cracker crumbs from the Breton White Bean with Salt and Pepper crackers as part of my cheese crab dip’s base, and then I also served the crackers alongside of the dip as well.  This is no ordinary cracker…it is quite flavorful, and complements the cheese crab dip very nicely!

In addition to white bean option, Breton also has original with flax, herb and garlic, and black bean versions. They’re all certified gluten free by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Gluten Free Certification Program.

In both Breton’s black bean and white bean crackers, beans are the main ingredient, with Arrowroot flour listed second. I like that I can look at the ingredient list and recognize the names. It’s important to me that I know what we are eating!

Each serving contains two grams of fiber and two grams of protein. And these new crackers are also low in saturated fat, contain no artificial colors or flavors, have no cholesterol and are trans-fat free. This makes me feel good about serving them to my family and friends!


Cheese Crab Dip with Breton White Bean Gluten Free Crackers


My cheese crab dip is super easy to make too. It only has a few ingredients, and you literally just mix it all together and pop it in the oven. I put a good bit of sriracha in it, because I like a little kick, but you can always tone it down. 

Don’t you just love my crab dish?! Would you believe we got it as a wedding present 23 years ago?


Cheese Crab Dip...ingredients added to dish


I almost forgot my cilantro, but I remembered last minute! If you are not a cilantro fan, feel free to use parsley or even green onions. They’ll both work.  


Cheese Crab Dip...ingredients mixed plus cilantro added


Add the rest of your cheese before you pop it in the oven.


Cheese Crab Dip...topped with more cheese


Doesn’t it look good?! 


Gluten Free Cheese Crab Dip

Cheese Crab Dip made with Breton White Bean Gluten Free Crackers

Cheese Crab'll never guess this delicious party appetizer is gluten free!

Cheese Crab Dip

Easy Crab Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This delicious gluten free cheese crab dip will be the hit of your next party!


  • 1 lb canned lump crab meat, picked over for shells
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and pepper jack)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Breton white bean cracker crumbs (about 15 crackers)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crush your crackers. (I use a rolling pin to turn them into crumbs).
  3. Mix crab meat, 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese, sriracha, cilantro, and Breton white bean cracker crumbs together.
  4. Top with the remainder of the grated cheese.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes until dip is bubbly on top.



Looking for an easy party appetizer that is gluten free? This delicious cheese crab dip is sure to be the hit of your next party!

This delicious gluten free cheese crab dip will be the hit of your next party!



Sunday 14th of June 2015

I want that dip for my next party so bad! I'm going to try and see if I can get my hands on some crab meat. This reminds me of some cheesy crab rangoons that I had once. Love this recipe Michelle!

Lou Lou Girls

Monday 8th of June 2015

I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls


Monday 8th of June 2015

Looks delicious love this dip, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning


Saturday 6th of June 2015

I love that this is Gluten Free and it looks just so delicious. Thanks for bringing this quality recipe to #HomeMattersParty Kathleen


Saturday 6th of June 2015

This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join this week's linkup that just went live!

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