Crab Appetizers

When you're craving seafood, fish no further. Guests will be hooked on these crab appetizers, including hot crab dip, crab cakes, and stuffed crab. These easy crab appetizer recipes will be the hit of your party table.

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Cooking with Crab: Delectable Soups, Appetizers and Main Dishes

Feeling crabby? That's a good thing! Try some of our favorite dips, appetizers, and main dishes to enjoy crab at home while it's in season.

Crab Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Seafood Tostada Bites

Food & Wine
Total: 30 mins

Mushroom-Crab Puffs

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Diabetic Living
Total: 40 mins

Crab Mousse in Cucumbers

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 30 mins

Mini Crab Cakes

Ladies' Home Journal

Lump or jumbo crabmeat is combined with lemon juice, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, celery, and red sweet pepper for these tasty little appetizers.

Hot Crab Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Creole Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Florida Crab Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Crab-Topped Shrimp

Better Homes and Gardens

Crab, Avocado and Watercress Sandwiches

Midwest Living

Serve these fresh crab salad sandwiches as an appetizer or serve them with fruit to make a light meal.

Total: 30 mins

Crab, Avocado, and Watercress Sandwiches

Diabetic Living

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

Total: 30 mins

Crab and Vegetable Roll-Ups

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 40 mins

New Potatoes with Crab Salad

Heart-Healthy Living

For these appetizers, mini potatoes are stuffed with a homemade crab salad that's been seasoned with chives and light Caesar dressing.

Spicy Crab Dip

Atkins - Phase 1

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Total: 1 hr

King Crab Dip

Atkins - Phase 1

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Total: 1 hr
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