Canned Crab

Keep canned crab in the pantry so that you can create party appetizers, like crab dip, crab stuffed mushrooms, and crab cakes; or whip up a crab salad or chowder on a moment's notice.

Staff Picks

Summertime Crab Slaw with Napa Cabbage

Rating: 5 stars 1
This cool and refreshing salad is a treat for the hot days of summer. Serve with red wine vinaigrette or dressing of choice.

25 Easy Recipes With Canned Crab Meat

Keep your pantry stocked with canned crab for convenient and affordable weeknight dinners.
By Melanie Fincher

Crab Macaroni Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 10
Flaked, canned crab meat stars in this macaroni salad for a refreshing summertime side dish.

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Rating: 4.5 stars 423
This is an easy recipe that my children have enjoyed. They're not big fish eaters either!

South Carolina She-Crab Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
This soup is a staple for all of us living on the South Carolina coast. Here is my take on the soup that I think is outstanding! Enjoy!

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!

Maryland Crab Cakes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 412
Maryland is famous for its crab cakes! After you've tried this recipe, you'll know why.

Firecracker Shrimp Roll with Crab Aioli

Rating: 5 stars 8
Inspired by a shrimp po'boy with crab mayo seen on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,' I decided to do an extra spicy version and give it a 4th of July-friendly name. The result is an explosively flavored combination of hot, crunchy shrimp and cold crabby mayo. This was one of the best things I've had in a long time, and that's after eating it barely warm; for best results, though, be sure to enjoy this just as soon as it's safe to eat, in all its crunchy glory.

Best Hot Crab Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 199
Very easy-to-make hot crab dip recipe that is absolutely wonderful! I am from Maryland and this is truly the best crab dip around. I have been making it for years.

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


Rating: 5 stars 872
A classic herby seafood stew with a little bit of everything from the sea.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Maryland Crab Cakes
Rating: Unrated 414
Maryland is famous for its crab cakes — try these and you'll know why!
Crab Rangoon
Rating: Unrated 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.
Hot Crab Dip
Rating: Unrated 347
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.