Roasted Corn and Crab Dip


Sure, you could used canned, but if you can find (and have time to shell) fresh crab legs, they would be especially tasty in this dip.

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Roast Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 5 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 1 cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 cup cooked crabmeat or one 6-ounce can crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño chile peppers (4 ounces)

  • cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions (2)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Broken tostada shells, toasted baguette-style French bread slices, and/or crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a 1-quart quiche dish or shallow baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a shallow baking pan combine corn and sweet pepper. Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until vegetables start to brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and let cool.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together crabmeat, cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, and black pepper. Stir in roasted vegetables. Transfer mixture to prepared dish. (To serve today, omit Step 3 and continue as directed in Step 4.)

  3. Cover with plastic wrap; chill for up to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. If chilled, remove plastic wrap. Bake about 20 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Serve with toasted broken tostada shells, baguette slices and/or crackers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 20.7mg 104%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 150mg 3%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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