Popular 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.

Stuffed Portabellas

The stuffing for these giant mushroom appetizers looks and tastes like crab cakes. Budget-minded cooks can use imitation crab.

From Family Circle

Stuffed Portabellas

Mini Crab Cakes

These mini crab cakes served with a mayonnaise and caper sauce are an appetizer that's guaranteed to disappear quickly.

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Mini Crab Cakes

Summer Gazpacho with Crab

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Summer Gazpacho with Crab

Cheesy Crab Dip

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Cheesy Crab Dip

Warm Crab Dip

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Warm Crab Dip

Crab Cake Sliders

Crab cakes transform into a handheld treat when you sandwich one between a slider bun!

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Crab Cake Sliders

Creamy Crab and Clam Dip

The slow cooker will keep this cheesy seafood dip warm for the duration of your whole party.

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Creamy Crab and Clam Dip

Mini Manhattan Crab Chowders

Surprise guests at your next party by serving little soup shooters!

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Mini Manhattan Crab Chowders

Creole Crab Cakes

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creole Crab Cakes

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip

Sure, you could used canned, but if you can find (and have time to shell) fresh crab legs, they would be especially tasty in this dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip

Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Wonton wrapper chips definitely add to the crab rangoon-like vibe, but rice crackers, sugar snap peas or baby bok choy leaves would also make good Asian-inspired dippers.

From Midwest Living

Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

The smoky flavor of chipotle chile peppers gives the stir-together sauce gusto that complements the subtly seasoned crab cakes. To tame the spiciness of the sauce, remove the seeds from the pepper before you add it.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chipotle-Sauced Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

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

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Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Miniature Crab Cakes

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

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Miniature Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes

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

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Maryland Crab Cakes

Florida Crab Cakes

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

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Florida Crab Cakes

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

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.

From EatingWell

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

Wasabi Crab on Endive

Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy appetizers.

From EatingWell

Wasabi Crab on Endive

Mushroom-Crab Puffs

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mushroom-Crab Puffs

Baked Crab and Gouda Cheese Pots

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Baked Crab and Gouda Cheese Pots

Spicy Black Bean Crab Cakes

From Diabetic Living

Spicy Black Bean Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

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Maryland Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sauce

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

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Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Zucchini Crab Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

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

From Diabetic Living

Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

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