Crab Appetizers Recipes

Hot or cold, crab appetizers ratchet up the style at any party. From crab wontons to crab dip to crab cakes, these easy crab appetizers are swimming with texture, taste, and fancy appeal.

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Wasabi Crab on Endive

From EatingWell

Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy appetizers.

Wasabi Crab on Endive

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

From EatingWell

We've taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make It a Meal: Try these cakes with some tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw.

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

This Maryland specialty, pan-fried patties of crab meat coated with bread crumbs and flavored with lively seasonings, is quick to make.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Mushroom-Crab Puffs

From Better Homes and Gardens

For warm from the oven appetizers, stuff marinated mushroom caps with crab meat, bake, and serve immediately.

Mushroom-Crab Puffs

Miniature Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade crab cake appetizers will be the hit at summer parties or holiday entertaining.

Miniature Crab Cakes

Baked Crab and Gouda Cheese Pots

From Better Homes and Gardens

Baked Crab and Gouda Cheese Pots

Creole Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.

Creole Crab Cakes

Warm Crab Dip

From Family Circle

Warm Crab Dip

Summer Gazpacho with Crab

From Family Circle

Summer Gazpacho with Crab

Spicy Black Bean Crab Cakes

From Diabetic Living

Spicy Black Bean Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

From Diabetic Living

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

From Diabetic Living

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Cheesy Crab Dip

From Family Circle

Cheesy Crab Dip

Zucchini Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

From Diabetic Living

Serve this mini crab salad sandwich recipe for an appetizer or at a spring party with a variety of side salads.

Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

Deviled Eggs with Spicy Crab

From Diabetic Living

Crab and chutney on this deviled egg mixture makes this popular appetizer a bit fancy, yet still quick to make and so versatile.

Deviled Eggs with Spicy Crab

Herbed Seafood Bruschetta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Thinly slice a baguette-style French bread loaf for these bruschetta (broo-SHEH-tah) appetizers. Toast the bread slices and top with a mixture of crabmeat, shrimp, and tomatoes tossed in a lemony herb and garlic sauce.

Herbed Seafood Bruschetta

Shrimp and Crab Shu Mai

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shu mai are wonton wrappers filled with shrimp, crab, and mushrooms. Serve with sweet and spicy red chili sauce.

Shrimp and Crab Shu Mai

Crab Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Standard crab dip gets perked up with fresh dill, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Try it on crackers or in phyllo cups.

Crab Dip

Florida Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

A light dusting of bread crumbs and cornmeal makes a crisp, golden coating for these perfectly seasoned crab cakes.

Florida Crab Cakes

Crab Mousse in Cucumbers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Try making this appetizer with cooked smoked salmon or smoked whitefish instead of the crab.

Crab Mousse in Cucumbers

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

From Better Homes and Gardens

These sushi-like appetizers use zucchini ribbons to wrap up a crab-filled package of flavor.

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Crab Cocktail with Lemon Aioli

From Better Homes and Gardens

If fresh crab is hard to find for this appetizer, look for canned pasteurized crabmeat. Your supermarket should be able to order this product for you.

Crab Cocktail with Lemon Aioli

Crab Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

From Better Homes and Gardens

These spicy seafood appetizers are topped with a fresh and fruity salsa.

Crab Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

This bite-size version of an East Coast classic makes a terrific appetizer for any party.

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

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