Risotto Crab Cakes

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These are so good! Delicious crab cakes with risotto added. Make them small and serve with mango salsa or tartar sauce. They double as an awesome appetizer.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cakes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound fresh crabmeat

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup cooked risotto

  • ¼ cup minced green onion

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. While oil is heating, mix crabmeat, bread crumbs, risotto, green onion, egg, mayonnaise, lemon juice, bell pepper, parsley, seafood seasoning, seasoned salt, hot pepper sauce, and black pepper together in a bowl until well combined.

  3. Place large spoonfuls of the crab mixture into the skillet, forming 6 cakes. Cook until golden brown, turning only once halfway through, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
10g Fat
12g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 142mg 3%

* 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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