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 recipe or side, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Appetizer Crab Recipes

crab cake egg rolls with sauce

Crab Cake Egg Rolls

Creamy jumbo lump crab meat and cheese stuffed in a crunchy egg roll wrapper, gently fried and topped with spicy Old Bay aioli.
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab

With a delicious creamy crab filling, these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are the BEST! Great for dinner parties, or even a light lunch or dinner!
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cheesy crab rangoon dip

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!
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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 Recipe

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!
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plate of crab rangoons with sauce

Homemade Crab Rangoon Recipe

Crispy wontons stuffed with a cream cheese, avocado and lump crab meat filling. Fry, air fry or bake and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Maryland Crab Dip

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!
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Crab Soup Recipes

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Easy, homemade butternut squash made with apple and Greek yogurt. Make ahead and freezer friendly- perfect for a cozy winter night.
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Spicy 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.
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Salad Crab Recipes

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

Italian Seafood Salad

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!
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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 Recipe

Watermelon Crab Salad is a refreshing salad with a little bit of heat.
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Crab Avocado Salad Recipe

Crab Avocado Salad is a simple and healthy salad. Buttery lump crab with creamy avocado, red onion, jalapeno and bell peppers topped with Miso Dressing.
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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.
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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

Crabby Totchos are crispy fried tater tots smothered in hot crab dip and topped with melty cheddar cheese. The perfect party appetizer! 
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Crab Main Dishes

hollandaise crab cakes

Crab Cakes Hollandaise

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. 
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close up bread crumb topping and crab pieces on crab imperial

Crab Imperial

Baked Crab Imperial is a creamy and buttery masterpiece made with lump crab meat, fresh lemon and topped with bread crumbs.
 
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angled shot of crab melt halves

Open Face Crab Melt

This Crab Melt will become your favorite open faced sandwich recipe! Deliciously cheesy and easy to make! 
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oscar style steak with lemon and side salad

Oscar Style Steak (Crab oscar)

Fork tender beef tenderloin filets topped with crab oscar and buttery sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes and the perfect romantic dinner idea.
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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

Crab Dip Stuffed Artichoke Hearts takes traditional hot crab dip and bakes in an artichoke heart, topping it with crunchy panko and Sriracha Aioli. 
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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

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. 
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crab cake broken open to show large pieces of crab

Maryland Style Crab Cake Recipe

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!
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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

Stuffed Lobster Tail

Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails is the ideal dinner for a special occasion. You won’t beleive how easy they are to make!
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close up of seafood stuffed shells

Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells Recipe

Pasta shells stuffed with a mixed seafood filling and topped with a sherry spiked cream sauce. Perfect for a fancy dinner, the holidays or just a random weeknight.
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bread bowl filled with creamy shrimp scampi and topped with parmesan cheese and parsley

Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl

Creamy Shrimp Scampi Bread Bowl can be an easy appetizer or entree, dipping bread in the rich scampi sauce with succulent shrimp.
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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!
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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.
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More seafood recipes you’ll enjoy:

salmon pattie with white creamy sauce on top

Salmon Croquettes Recipe

Salmon Croquettes are a southern classic! Full of salmon, peppers, onions and seasoning, this versatile dish is sure to be loved by all!
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shrimp tacos with jalapeno

Shrimp Tacos with Slaw

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!
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A lobster on a table

Whole Steamed Lobster

How to humanely kill a live lobster, how to steam lobster, lobster cooking times and step-by-step images for eating whole lobster!
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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.
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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