25+ BEST Crab Recipes

Whether you’re in the mood for soup, salad or crab cakes, these Crab Recipes fit the bill! There is something to satisfy everyone’s tastes!

If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you might have caught on to my love for crab. There are just SO many ways to prepare crab, and I can’t get enough of it. Plus, living in Maryland makes it kind of a necessity, right?

These Crab Recipes have everything from soups to salads, crab stuffed beef and even side dishes with crab. So whether you want it as an appetizer, dinner or side, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Appetizer Crab Recipes

Crab Cake Egg Rolls
crab cake egg rolls with sauce
Creamy jumbo lump crab meat and cheese stuffed in a crunchy egg roll wrapper, gently fried and topped with spicy Old Bay aioli.
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
close up of crab stuffed mushroom
With a delicious creamy crab filling, these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the BEST! Great for dinner parties, or even a light lunch or dinner!
Crab Rangoon Dip
cheesy crab rangoon dip
This Crab Rangoon Dip is creamy, cheesy and packs all the flavor of the classic crab rangoon. It's quick & easy to make and takes only 30 minutes to make!
Crab Bruschetta
Crab Bruschetta is a mound of fresh tomatoes, garlic basil and buttery crab meat piled high on crispy toast. This is one of the best appetizers out there! #crabbruschetta #easybruschetta www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Bruschetta is a mound of fresh tomatoes, garlic basil and buttery crab meat piled high on crispy toast. This is one of the best appetizers out there!
Crab Rangoon
Avocado and Crab Rangoons are one of my favorite appetizer recipes! Creamy avocado, buttery crab and lush cream cheese with a Jalapeno Pineapple Sauce.
Crab Rangoon is one of my favorite appetizer recipes! Creamy avocado, buttery crab and cream cheese with a Jalapeno Pineapple Sauce.
Maryland Crab Dip
creamy hot crab dip in a casserole dish
Hot Crab Dip with cream cheese is a is a Maryland classic! Blended with cheese, lump crab meat and old bay, this crab dip served hot is the best party appetizer recipe!

Crab Soup Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup
My Butternut Squash Soup recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the spoils of fall all year long. Served hot or chilled, your guests are in for a treat. #butternutsquashsoup #butternutsquash www.savoryexperiments.com
A savory soup that can be served chilled or hot, creamy butternut squash with dry sauteed rosemary mushrooms and sweet jumbo lump crab.
Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup
overhead of vegetable, crab and sausage soup
Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup is a quick, easy and flavorful appetizer or dinner recipes. Full of vegetables, sausage and crab, it is soul warming and super easy.

Salad Crab Recipes

Italian Seafood Salad
This Italian Seafood Salad, made with shrimp, calamari and lump crab meat, is one of the best and easiest seafood salad recipes you'll ever try. #seafoodsalad #italianseafoodsalad www.savoryexperiments.com
Made with shrimp, calamari and lump blue crab meat, this Italian Seafood Salad is one of the easiest but most delicious seafood salad recipes you’ll ever make. Perfect as an appetizer or light meal!
Watermelon Crab Salad
Watermelon Crab Salad is a refreshing, healthy salad complete with crab meat, a touch of heat, and a good dose of watermelon. Perfect for a light lunch! #watermelonsalad #crabmeat #watermelon www.savoryexperiments.com
Watermelon Crab Salad is a refreshing salad with a little bit of heat.
Crab and Avocado Salad
Crab and Avocado Salad is a simple and healthy salad. Buttery lump crab with creamy avocado, red onion, jalapeno and bell peppers topped with Miso Dressing.
Crab and Avocado Salad is a simple and healthy salad. Buttery lump crab with creamy avocado, red onion, jalapeno and bell peppers topped with Miso Dressing.

Crab Side Dishes

Crab Smashed Potatoes
crab smashed potatoes
Crispy smashed potatoes slathered in butter, topped with creamy crab, given another butter bath before being topped with bacon and baked.
Crabby Totchos
Crabby Totchos are crispy fried tater tots smothered in hot crab dip and topped with melty cheddar cheese. The perfect party appetizer! #tatertots #easyappetizerrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Crabby Totchos are crispy fried tater tots smothered in hot crab dip and topped with melty cheddar cheese. The perfect party appetizer! 

Crab Main Dishes

Crab Cakes Hollandaise
hollandaise crab cakes
Crab Cakes Hollandaise is a decadently delicious dish that is perfect as an entree or as an appetizer. It is certain to wow your guests. 
Crab Imperial Recipe
Crab Imperial is a deliciously easy lump crab recipe. It's one of the most popular recipes that use crab and oh so delicious! Ready in 30 minutes! #crabimperial #lumpcrabrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Imperial is one of the best easy lump crab meat recipes. Jumbo lump crab in a simple seafood recipe with a crunchy topping and simple imperial sauce.
 
Crab Melt
Close up of a crab melt on a white plate
This Crab Melt will become your favorite open faced sandwich recipe! Deliciously cheesy and easy to make! 
Crab Imperial Filet Mignon
Angle view of Crab Imperial Filet Mignon on a square plate
Crab Imperial Filet Mignon is an easy dish perfect for special occassions. Tender beef topped with buttery crab and clarified butter.
Crab Dip Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Crab Dip Stuffed Artichoke Hearts takes traditional hot crab dip and bakes in an artichoke heart, topping it with crunchy panko and Sriracha Aioli. #hotcrabdip #artichokerecipes #crabappetizers www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Dip Stuffed Artichoke Hearts takes traditional hot crab dip and bakes in an artichoke heart, topping it with crunchy panko and Sriracha Aioli. 
Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. #beeftenderloinrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin takes a tenderloin and fills the center with buttered crab and caramelized onions, then baked to perfection with a black pepper bark. 
Maryland Style Crab Cakes
Close up of Maryland Crab Cakes on a white plate with lemons
Maryland Crab Cakes are made with jumbo lump crab meat with little filler, Dijon mustard and Old Bay Seasoning plus secrets to making authentic Chesapeake crab cakes!
Stuffed Lobster Tail
Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won't believe how easy they are to make and how good they are! #lobsterrecipes #stuffedlobstertails www.savoryexperiments.com
Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won’t beleive how easy they are to make!
Seafood Stuffed Shells in a Sherry Cream Sauce
Seafood Stuffed Shells covered in a Sherry Cream Sauce
Seafood Stuffed Shells in a Sherry Cream Sauce is a dinner fit for a special occasion with buttery crab, tender shrimp and a mild cream sauce.
Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl
This Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl can be an easy appetizer or entree, dipping bread in the rich scampi sauce with succulent shrimp. #shrimpscampi #shrimpappetizer www.savoryexperiments.com
Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl can be an easy appetizer or entree, dipping bread in the rich scampi sauce with succulent shrimp.
Instant Pot Crab Legs
If you have seafood lovers in your family that love Crab legs, you can now easily satisfy their cravings by cooking crab legs at home in the Instant Pot. So easy and so delicious!
Bacon Crab Roll
Easy Bacon Crab Roll recipe using Dungeness Crab and a delicious Sriracha Aioli sauce is a family favorite. Simple to make dinner recipe everyone loves.

More seafood recipes you’ll enjoy:

Southern Salmon Croquettes
close up of salmon Croquettes
Salmon Croquettes are a southern classic! Full of salmon, peppers, onions and seasoning, this versatile dish is sure to be loved by all!
BOMB Shrimp Tacos
shrimp tacos with jalapeno
Easy shrimp tacos don't get any better than these Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw! Taco Tuesday will never be the same! Full of fresh flavor and seasoning!
Whole Steamed Lobster
A lobster on a table
How to humanely kill a live lobster, how to steam lobster, lobster cooking times and step-by-step images for eating whole lobster!
Classic Seafood Paella
If you're a seafood lover, you'll adore this paella. My Classic Seafood Paella recipe gives you an easy, step-by-step paella for the paella novice.
If you’re a seafood lover, you’ll adore this paella. My Classic Seafood Paella recipe gives you an easy, step-by-step paella for the paella novice.

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