Imitation Crab Casserole with Cheese

This recipe is easy and quick to make, and offers a good taste of the ocean. It is inexpensive to make if using imitation crabmeat.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9-inch casserole


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped onions

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon seafood seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; stir in onions and celery. Cook and stir until vegetables have softened and are beginning to turn translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add crab, condensed soup, water, parsley, seafood seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and pepper; mix to combine. Heat until almost bubbling, about 5 minutes.

  4. Remove from the heat and blend in Cheddar cheese until melted. Transfer to a 9-inch square casserole dish.

  5. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl with a fork until combined. Spread over the casserole.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned and bubbly, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Real crabmeat may be substituted for imitation. A white sauce may be substituted for the cream of celery soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
20g Fat
30g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 1459mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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