25 Canned Crab Meat Recipes
Keep your pantry stocked with canned crab for convenient and affordable weeknight dinners. Canned crab meat is much more economical than fresh crab, and much easier and faster to prepare. Whether it's lump crab meat, crab claw meat, or some other kind, each of these recipes calls for crab meat straight from the can, making them perfect pantry dinners.
Crab Rangoon III
Make this takeout favorite at home with the help of canned crabmeat. Wonton wrappers are filled with a cream cheese and crab mixture and deep fried until golden-brown.
King Crab Appetizers
Who would've guessed you could make such elegant tartlets with ingredients like refrigerated biscuit dough and canned crab meat? Or you can use small phyllo cups from the freezer section as reviewer LOWESBJ suggests: "The recipe made enough for 30 little cups."
Hot Crab Dip
The Best Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
These melt-in-your-mouth stuffed mushrooms can be served by themselves as appetizers or alongside a veggie side dish to make a meal. Mushrooms are stuffed with a creamy, cheesy mixture, that includes snow crab and shrimp, and topped with a crunchy bread crumb topping.
Crab Stuffed Haddock
Allison's Cold Crab Dip
Joelle's Famous Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip
Two favorite hot dips — crab dip and artichoke dip — combine to make one crowd-pleasing appetizer. Serve it up in hollowed-out sourdough loaves and reserve any leftover bread for dipping.
Crab Spread I
When unexpected company arrives, this no-fuss, four-ingredient appetizer will be your new go-to. Softened cream cheese is topped with crab meat, a squeeze of lemon, and cocktail sauce.
Shrimp and Crabmeat Loaf
This seafood spread is served more like a sandwich melt. Prepare the ingredients ahead of time and stick it all in the oven when you're ready to serve.
Arlene's Bacon & Crabmeat
Crab and Seafood Stuffed Shells
Crab Macaroni Salad
Canned crab meat elevates this simple macaroni salad to new heights. Because there are so few add-ins, the crab is the star of the show here.
Southwest flavor meets a coastal delicacy in this fusion recipe. Yellow corn, poblano pepper, chili powder, and cayenne bring spicy flavor to sweet, mild crab cakes. Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole shares her tip for keeping the crab cakes from crumbling: "If your cakes are too wet to stay together at first stick them in the fridge for an hour or either the freezer for 20 minutes and that will firm them so they won't crumble while cooking."
Crab Hash With Old Bay & Basil
Korean Crab Cakes
Trinidadian Callaloo Soup
"This is made with callaloo leaves in the West Indies, but in Canada we often have to use spinach leaves, which is just as tasty," says recipe creator Trini. Callaloo soup is a popular Caribbean dish made with fresh vegetables and callaloo leaves — this is the Trinidadian version.
Crab Puff Pastry Pinwheels
Frozen puff pastry makes all things possible — in the world of appetizers that is. Use store-bought puff pastry to create these eye-catching pinwheels. Recipe creator SKMAT suggests refrigerating the puff pastry for five to 10 minutes in the case that it gets too warm or sticky to work with.
Stuffed Pickle Egg Rolls
Instant Pot Spinach Crab Dip
Broiled Grouper with Creamy Crab and Shrimp Sauce
Crab Stuffed Lobster Rayna
Jessica's Steak Oscar
Special Day Crab Mold
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