It’s not a game day gathering without good dips, and this Baked Pimiento Cheese Crab Dip is a solid favorite at our house. For the folks who aren’t as fond of mayonnaise as others, this is a low mayo version with sour cream, roasted red pepper, lump crab meat, and hand-shredded sharp cheddar. This is not diet food, but if you are making it for a party there will be other people to share it with and spread the calories around.
I like the earthy flavor of fresh roasted red pepper, but you can always substitute canned diced pimientos in a pinch. To make this gluten-free, choose a gluten-free mayonnaise and sour cream. Daisy Brand Sour Cream is my favorite.
Baked Pimiento Cheese Crab Dip
- medium bowl
- 2-quart baking dish, lightly greased
- 1 cup gluten-free sour cream
- ½ cup gluten-free mayonnaise
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely grated onion
- ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
- 6 ounces lump crab meat, drained
- 16 ounces block sharp cheddar, shredded
- Preheat the oven to 350° F/175° C.
- Roast the red pepper in a 350° F/175° C toaster oven or in a dry skillet, turning until all sides are charred, about 5 to 8 minutes. Allow the roasted pepper to cool in a paper bag, then slip off the charred skin. Discard the seeds and stem, and dice the pepper.
- In the medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, diced pepper, onion, ground red pepper, crab meat, and shredded cheddar cheese. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned on top, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with sliced baguette, crackers, pita wedges, or chips.
kristy @ the wicked noodle says
How do you already have me drooling and it's only 9am?? This looks addictive and perfect for game day!
Thanks Kristy! My boys have already asked me to make more for today!
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken says
OMG! This looks crazy good! Perfect for watching football.
Gerre Gannaway says
This looks good, but the list of ingredients includes sour cream, which is nowhere to be found in the Preparation. (I suppose that "mayonnaise" actually means "mayonnaise/sour cream mixture".) Thanks for posting.
Hi Gerre! Thanks for catching my typo. I added sour cream to the preparation.