Main Dish Crab Recipes

Browse 130+ trusted recipes for delicate crab cakes, boiled blue crabs, steamed or grilled king crab legs, and more.

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Crab Fried Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This fried rice is very easy and so popular for Thai and Chinese. Try this recipe and you'll find it is very nice taste. Serve with chili in fish sauce or called in Thai 'Nam Pla Prik.' Enjoy!!!

Crab-Stuffed Manicotti

Rating: 4 stars 92
Manicotti shells stuffed with crab meat and covered with Alfredo sauce make a great meal for family or company.

Spicy Crab Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 67
I made this up once when I was short on groceries. Surprisingly, it was super easy! The amounts for the spices are just my recommendation, but really it's just to taste.

Crab and Swiss Melts

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
Serve this tasty dish for lunch or dinner with a mixed green or Caesar salad.

Excellent Crab Imperial

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A rich, creamy version of an elegant favorite. Great for a dinner party, as it can be made ahead!

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 5 stars 537
A one-pot feast of seafood, sausage, corn, and potatoes. Summery and fun!

Crab Boil

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
Dungeness crabs, andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes for one-pot dining.

Crab Brunch Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 142
A delicious casserole - elegant enough for a Sunday brunch!

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
These easy crab legs in a garlicky butter sauce are restaurant-quality!

California Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
A California roll is a fresh take on traditional Japanese rice rolls. Filled with avocado, crab, and cucumber, it's fresh and crunchy and makes a filling meal. You can use real or imitation crab.

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Rating: 4.5 stars 424
Flounder fillets are baked with a crunchy, mustardy crabmeat topping.

Seafood Boil

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Shrimp, crab, sausage, and veggies are boiled in one pot in seasoned water.

Inspiration and Ideas

True Maryland Crab Cakes
Rating: Unrated 57
"It is a wonderful recipe, it's very quick and easy and they looked gorgeous when I put them on the table.... even my picky 3 year old wanted a taste!!!!" – Stephlindsey
Steamed Blue Crabs
Rating: Unrated 22
"As a true Marylander I can say that this is the best way to eat crabs!" – AZ
Steamed Blue Crabs
Rating: 5 stars 22

Atlantic Ocean Blue Crabs, steamed over a boil of Old Bay® seasoning and beer. Show your friends you have that certain craboir faire with this one.