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 Stuffed Mushrooms

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

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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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You don't need to travel to New England to have gourmet-level crab cakes.
Baked Maryland Lump Crab Cakes
Rating: Unrated 302
Authentic Maryland crab cakes flavored with Old Bay, butter, and parsley.
Maryland Crab Cakes I
Rating: 4.5 stars 213

Growing up near the Chesapeake Bay you learn that crabs are as valuable as gold. My mom made crab cakes every Friday in the summer months, but I like my recipe just a tad better. Don't tell mom.