Rating: 4.54 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Crab cakes made with Greek nonfat yogurt are mini bites of bliss. A fun, festive appetizer!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together crabmeat, egg, 1/3 cup yogurt, red pepper, green onion, lemon zest fresh cracked pepper, and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.

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  • Form mini crab cakes using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, and coat the crab cakes in remaining breadcrumbs, placing them onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

  • Bake in a 400 degrees F preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.

  • Mix remaining yogurt, lemon juice, chopped parsley and basil. Season with cracked black pepper. Serve sauce with crab cakes.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; protein 7.9g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 0.8g; cholesterol 30.3mg; sodium 133.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2012
This was really easy and tasty. Used fresh crab. The panko was a bit too chunky and visually not so appealling. Would recommend crushing them before coating the cakes. Also we ended up broiling for about 8 min to give them a golden color. Lastly the dip is great but watch the lemon it could be overpowering. These are a great tasting alternative to mayo and fried cakes. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2017
I liked the sauce but the crab cake itself was a little bland for my taste. If I make these again I will add some spice(s). Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2012
This was really easy and tasty. Used fresh crab. The panko was a bit too chunky and visually not so appealling. Would recommend crushing them before coating the cakes. Also we ended up broiling for about 8 min to give them a golden color. Lastly the dip is great but watch the lemon it could be overpowering. These are a great tasting alternative to mayo and fried cakes. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2014
I've always fried crab cakes before, but I won't do it again! This recipe reduces the fat in the classic crab cakes by substituting yogurt for mayonnaise and eliminating the oil the crab cakes absorb in the frying process. Yet the panko keeps them crispy. The lemon zest added to the flavor. Putting the crab cakes on parchment paper makes cleanup easy and keeps them from sticking to the pan. I turned them halfway through baking so they would brown on both sides, without any breaking apart as they often do in frying. I added minced celery and minced onion instead of the green onion and bell pepper. I did not make the sauce, but I think the crab cakes would have been better with a sauce. I will use this recipe for crab cakes from now on. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
We all enjoyed these! I made the crab cakes as written except cut back on the panko by at least half....I made my own version of tartar sauce to serve with them as I wouldn't get hubby to eat the yogurt sauce....we'll definitely be making these again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
The lightest fluffiest crab cakes we've ever had. I regularly make these. I use plain Noosa yogurt instead of nonfat Greek yogurt and I add fresh dill to the dip. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2015
These were awesome! I made them into little balls for a party appetizer. I substituted Herbs de Provence for the basil and parsley. Low fat and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2018
Turned out absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2017
I liked the sauce but the crab cake itself was a little bland for my taste. If I make these again I will add some spice(s). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2020
Tasty but could use a little more spice. We used fresh crab and let's just say there weren't any left on the platter at the Super Bowl Party! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2021
These were really good! I liked the use of greek yogurt. I would recommend adding salt to the crab cake mixture though. I thought it needed a little extra seasoning. I added some lemon juice to the top of the cakes before serving. I'll definitely make them again! Read More