Crab Appetizer Recipes

Browse the best crab appetizer recipes like crab Rangoon, crab cakes, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and crab dip.

Staff Picks

Crab Cakes III

Rating: 4.5 stars 173
These have very little filler, and are very tasty!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms I

Rating: 4 stars 45
Crab stuffed mushroom appetizer.
By Jessica

Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
These tasty spring rolls are packed with vegetables, seafood and pork. They contain a lot of ingredients but are worth the effort. Serve them with your favorite sauce. Some types of mushrooms may need to be soaked 2 to 3 hours before use. Ground turkey may be substituted for pork.

Garlic Crab Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 122
The addition of garlic mushroom soup mix gives this dip some kick! Serve a French baguette, crackers or crostini alongside this steaming dish to give your guests something to dip into it with.
By Ilene H.

Chef John's Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 561
These are what crab cakes are supposed to be like. They are basically a fried lump of crabmeat, held together with a minimum of filler. Delicious!

Crabmeat Toasts

Rating: 4 stars 24
Serve hot, these little toasts can be made with party rye instead of English muffins.
By Marsha

Special Day Crab Mold

Rating: 4 stars 9
I bring this crab mold every Christmas and it doesn't last long. I have served it with saltine crackers and cocktail rye bread, but you can use whatever you'd like.

Crab and Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
This is the result of trying to duplicate a seafood chain's recipe. Comes close enough, they're gone the minute they hit the table!

Best Ever Crab Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 562
Quick and easy crab cakes made with buttery crackers, tarragon, and onions.

Crab Rangoon

Rating: 4 stars 223
This is said to be the closest to the rangoon served at a certain Asian food chain. The rangoon can also be deep-fried instead of baked.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 347
Yay finger food! This appetizer or party snack is super-easy to make.
By Allrecipes Member

Maryland Crab Cakes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 414
Maryland is famous for its crab cakes! After you've tried this recipe, you'll know why.

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Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes
Rating: Unrated 301
Having lived by the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, MD nearly my whole life, I was challenged to develop this authentic Maryland style crab cake about a year ago. Many people claim to have the true Maryland crab cake, but this one uses all lump meat with almost no filler added and tastes incredible! Let me know what you think!
Hot Crab Dip
Rating: 4 stars 346

This delicious, addictive crab dip will have your family begging for more. Serve as an appetizer with onion or garlic crackers.