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Crazy About Crab: 35 Simple Recipes to Satisfy Every Seafood Fan

Hey, Seafoodies! 

We’ve got a big question for you this Seafood Sunday… Do you love crab? Or, do you REALLY love crab!?

For the casual crab fan or a die-hard enthusiast (and everything in between), we’ve got a treat lined up for you. Crab is our current craving—its inherent sweetness, tender texture and unparalleled flakiness make it an immensely adaptable and tasty option in the realm of seafood. 

From its ability to take on various flavors to its versatility in culinary styles, crab always promises an adventure for your taste buds, no matter where you stand on the scale of crab appreciation. 

And let’s not forget nutrition—it’s a winner in that department too! Low in calories and high in protein, like many other seafood options, crab is a fantastic choice if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. 

Since most of the calories in crab meat come from protein, it keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer—which can result in less snacking between meals. Plus, each serving delivers key nutrients like selenium, vitamin B12 and zinc—which are essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body. 

In our ultimate ode to crab meat, we’ve rounded up a whopping 35 easy crab recipes that are not only rich and flavorful but also good for you as well. Whether you choose to use fresh, frozen or canned, this list has your breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner cravings completely covered! 

Avocado-Crab Benny

It only takes 20 minutes to turn Flaky crab, creamy avocado and a poached egg into the ultimate anytime entrée—rivaling those from even the trendiest of restaurants.

Crab Frittata Squares

Crafted to be effortlessly made ahead or swiftly whipped up on the same morning, these squares promise to elevate your breakfast routine with minimal fuss.

Sheet Pan Crab Nachos

Canned crab works beautifully in this dish for a much-welcome boost of protein and delicate flavor that’s great as a snack or full meal.

Crab Empanadas with Mango Salsa 

Question: What do you get when you mix the sweet taste of mango salsa with the fiery flavors of serrano chili and perfectly crispy empanada pastry? Answer: A unique and craveable meal your guests won’t forget.

Easy Egg and Crab Muffins 

Say goodbye to the five-minute door dash and hello to some much-deserved sleeping in with our 30-minute protein-packed Egg and crab Muffins.

Crab Salad

Crab Salad 

Easy to make, full of fresh ingredients and sure to please even the pickiest of palates—introducing your new pantry recipe hack!

Gluten-Free Acorn Squash and Crab 

This dish is a double myth-buster, debunking the falsehoods that: (1) Craveable dishes can’t be good for you and (2) you can’t serve seafood with cheese. Wrong, and wrong!

Instant Pot Crab Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese has kept its place as a time-honored family favorite for good reason! Our take on this classic not only ups the nutrition but is also a great way to introduce crab to your little seafoodies.

Creamy Crab and Kale Lasagna 

Due to the quick prep, this recipe earns a place in our weeknight rotation, and its sophisticated taste makes it a serious contender for a stress-free date night or dinner party, too.

Gluten-Free Crab Cakes 

All you need is our step-by-step recipe and a few common ingredients to try this gourmet treat at home. Best of all, these crab cakes are gluten-free, so your friends and family who have Celiac disease or avoid gluten can enjoy them, as well!

Sweet Corn and Crabmeat Salad Recipe

This versatile dish doesn’t just stop at being a fantastic dip with tortilla chips! Try it as a delightful filling for lettuce cups or nestled within avocado halves.

Crab and Avocado Summer Rolls

When you are looking for something lighter and low-calorie to eat, crab summer rolls are a refreshing and flavorful option!

Healthier Hatch Chile Crab Cakes

Customize the spice on these crab cakes by adding or subtracting the fresh Hatch chilies until you reach the best temperature for your taste. 

Crab Melts

A fusion of tender, succulent crab meat, creamy melted cheese and savory seasonings—these crab melts are simple to prepare, but taste exceptional!

Insanely Delicious Hot Crab Dip

Everyone loves a great dip, especially one that takes only 30 minutes to make.

Crab Soup

Transport yourself to a day on the East coast as you serve up a second helping of creamy crab soup.

Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups

Don’t feel guilty if you sneak a few for yourself! This appetizer is full of flavor and healthy to boot—thanks to light dressing on the crab and baked wontons instead of fried.

Fried Crab Balls

Enjoyed as an appetizer or main dish, these golden bites go great with an array of tantalizing dipping options, from zesty rémoulade to classic tartar or the vibrant zest of cocktail sauce.

Classic Crab Roll Recipe

Just like its famous counterpart—the lobster roll—crab roll is every bit as sweet, succulent and hearty! 

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter

For a quick and delightful method to relish fresh seafood, enjoy succulent crab legs—expertly steamed until perfection—and don’t forget the out-of-this-world garlic butter sauce!

Crab Linguine In A White Wine Garlic Sauce

Dive into a bowl of savory bliss with an elegant pasta dish that looks just as good as it tastes! 

Crab Quiche with Swiss Cheese

Calling for a store-bought pie crust (or homemade if you like), pair a slice of crab quiche with a fresh salad or cup of soup for a full meal.

Crab Stuffed Peppers With Lemon-Basil Butter

Baked in the oven or sizzling on the grill—add crab stuffed peppers to your must-try recipe list!

Crab Imperial

A richer version of a crab cake—if you’ve never tried crab imperial, this is your chance!

Crab Ceviche Tostada

Imitation crab is a great option when whipping up this quick no-cook ceviche. Serve with chips or some baked tostadas.

Crabmeat Sauté With Herbs

Pre-prep a double batch of delicately seasoned crab sauté for a week’s worth of sandwich fillings or as a protein topping for salads.

Hot Crab Pinwheels

The only bad part about crab pinwheels is just how poppable they are. Just try eating one, we dare you!

Crab-Stuffed Flounder with Herbed Aioli

Indulge in a seafood lover’s dream with layers of inviting flounder and crab—both complemented by a light and creamy aioli sauce.

Crab Rangoon

For a takeout classic from the comfort of home—you can learn how to make crab rangoon. After mastering this easy-breezy recipe, you might never go back to ordering out!

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Also great with chopped, cooked lobster or shrimp meat, refrigerate your crab-stuffed mushroom leftovers in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

Deviled Crab Melts

When broiling these delightful crab melts, keep a watchful eye. As soon as the cheese begins to turn that irresistible golden-brown hue, it’s time to pull the pan out of the oven.

Hot Crab-and-Artichoke Dip

Watch out! This crab dip is coming in hot! Artichokes, seasoning, crab and cheeses combine to create an appetizer that hits all the right notes.

Instant Pot Summer Corn & Crab Chowder

Pro tip! Spread the crabmeat on a baking sheet, and place it under a broiler for 45 seconds. The meat will barely get warm, but the shells will turn bright orange so you can pick them out easily!

Crab Louie Salad

It will be hard to eat such a pretty salad but don’t worry, your tastebuds will take over in seconds!

Warm Piquillo and Crab Dip

Instead of struggling to stuff your peppers, opt for a simpler method by layering the crab mixture in a baking dish, topping it with slices of the piquillo peppers and baking until it’s warm and beautifully melty!

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