Hey, Seafoodies! We’ve got a few questions for you this Seafood Sunday… do you love crab? Or do you REALLY love crab!
Whether the former or the latter… we have a treat for you! We’ve been craving crab because it’s sweet, tender and flaky—which makes it a versatile seafood choice. Plus, it has high nutritional value. Like other seafood, crab is low in calories, so it’s a great option to have on hand if you’re watching your weight. (Fun fact: Most of the calories in crab are from protein, meaning it helps you stay feeling fuller longer!) Crab is also easily accessible at the grocery store.
All of this to say, we have rounded up 25 crab recipes (yes, 25!) that are rich, full of flavor and loaded with nutrients, like vitamins B-12, folate, zinc and potassium. Whether you prefer crab in a salad, sandwich, cake or claws, this round up is just what you’ve been craving for a late summer breakfast, lunch, snack or supper! So, let’s get crazy for crab!
Easy-to-Make Crab Salad
This dish is easy to make. It’s full of fresh ingredients. And it’s sure to please even the pickiest of palates. Seriously, this crab salad recipe is so simple and tasty, it may just become your new pantry-recipe hack!
Gluten-Free Crab-Stuffed Acorn Squash
We’re sharing the perfect seasonal seafood combination: Acorn Squash & Crab. We combined tender and juicy crab meat with fresh, oven roasted acorn squash for a healthy blend of flavor and texture.
These cheesy Crab Melts are an old-fashioned favorite with a creamy crab mixture and melted cheese on top of an English muffin. They fit the bill when you want a little something different for brunch or a snack, and they only take minutes to make from a few simple ingredients.
Crab & Avocado Nachos
Yeah, combining two favorites—sweet seafood + savory nachos—just may turn this dish into your favorite nacho dish ever. You can’t beat the taste profile of filling crab, creamy avocado and crunchy chips. Yum!
Hot Crab Dip
Every entertainer knows that dips are a great party pleaser, and this dip is no exception. Ready in just 30 minutes, this delicious and addicting crab dip will instantly wow the entire crew!
Gluten-Free Crab Cakes
These delicious gluten-free crab cakes are perfect for any occasion and can be paired with a salad or a gluten-free bun for a sandwich. Oh, and there’s a secret ingredient, but you’ll have to check out the recipe to find out what it is!
Crab meat and Old Bay Spice, is there a better combination? We thought not. Creamy and full of subtle flavors (like Dijon mustard) and half-and-half, this crab soup is certainly the perfect dish to start off any fantastic multi-course meal.
Crab Salad-Stuffed Wonton Cups
These Crab Salad Stuffed Wonton Cups are an elegant addition to any appetizer spread. They take just 10 minutes to prepare and you can whip up the filling in advance, if needed. They are the perfect treat when you’re in a time pinch(er).
Crab Mac and Cheese
Want to impress your guests with an elegant dish that doesn’t break the bank? This Crab Mac and Cheese mixes a classic comfort dish with an elevated and sweet seafood favorite.
Easy Avocado-Crab Benny
This recipe is super versatile, which is one of the reasons we love it so much. The sweetness from the crab combined with a perfectly poached egg (it’s easy, we promise) and some “good fat” avocado makes this a five-star recipe worth making again and again.
Easy Egg and Crab Muffin
The protein from the egg and crab will give you that much-needed jump start to your day and help you stay full and focused throughout your morning. You may not be a morning person, but with these breakfast bites you can fake it till you make it.
Fried Crab Balls
The mixture for these appetizer-sized crab balls is similar to a crab cake mixture. Some mayonnaise, a bit of mustard and a little Worcestershire sauce for superb flavor. For extra color, add finely minced green or red bell pepper. Or, add some finely chopped green onions to the mixture. Serve these tasty crab balls with a remoulade, tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce.
Crab Empanadas with Mango Salsa
The sweet taste of the mango salsa is a pleasant contrast to the fiery flavors of the serrano chili, making this a unique dish your guests won’t forget. The empanadas can be a perfect appetizer for gatherings big and small but can also be served as a light lunch or with a salad for a filling dinner.
Classic Crab Roll
You may have heard of the signature lobster roll, but its cousin—the crab roll—is just as tasty and decadent. A decadent topping of mayo over butter, these rolls are sure to be enjoyed by all who give them a try.
Classic, but far from simple—crab legs make for an exquisite gourmet meal. Drench in butter and don that bib because there’s something magical about enjoying an assortment of crab legs.
Crab Linguine in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
Combining savory garlic with sweet white wine creates a mouthwatering dish full of flavor. Plus, the protein in the crab will help keep you feeling fuller longer.
Oven Roasted Crab
The buttery sauce that coats the crab meat and the shells is part of what makes this dish so special. To really enjoy it, serve alongside a mixed green salad dressed with tarragon vinaigrette and plenty of crusty sourdough bread.
Crab Quiche with Cheese
This crab quiche makes a tasty lunch or brunch dish. Super easy to prepare, this quiche is rich in protein and flavor. Serve with a mixed salad or cup of soup for a delicious and filling meal.
Crab Stuffed Peppers with Lemon-Basil Butter
This recipe combines sweet chili peppers stuffed with deliciously sweet crab meat, rich goat cheese and Parmesan cheese.
Keto Crab Louie Salad
Crab salad paired with avocado and hard-boiled eggs, what could be better? Oh, wait… we know. This dish tossed with its tangy spicy dressing.
Crab and Avocado Summer Rolls
This Asian-inspired recipe has all the summer favorites: crab meat, sliced avocado, cucumber and carrots all wrapped together in a crisp summer roll. Accompanied by a spicy red dipping sauce, it’s an easy, delicious and refreshing dish.
A great party dish, this crab imperial is way less hassle than a crab cake, without compromising on elegance. We call that a win-win.
Homemade Bacon and Crab Pizza
Imagine a delicious homemade pizza decked out in crab and topped with creamy garlic sauce, cheese, crab, bacon, green bell pepper, red onion and fresh jalapeño. This recipe makes it easy to get a protein-rich pizza on the table tonight.
Refreshing, light and full of flavor, this dish lets the ingredients ‘sing’ for themselves. Chunks of lump crab meat team up with a variety of fresh herbs, garlic and lemon juice to create this delicious sauté.
Crab Ceviche Tostada
These Crab Ceviche Tostadas are perfect for a hot summer day! Made with imitation crab, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lemon juice and tostadas, this dish is a delightful balance of cold and crunchy, light and satisfying.