Crab and Shrimp Squares

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

An easy and yummy appetizer. All seafood lovers gobble these up. This is a slight adaptation of a Pillsbury recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 cups frozen cooked baby shrimp or 2 cups baby shrimp
  • 1 cup flaked imitation crabmeat, cut into small pieces (surimi)
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (Old Bay)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 6 ounces shredded Mexican blend cheese (1 1/2 cups)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Thaw shrimp as directed on package.
  3. Drain well; press between paper towels to remove excess liquid.
  4. Cut half of the shrimp into small pieces.
  5. Combine shrimp, crabmeat, seafood seasoning, garlic powder and parsley in a bowl.
  6. Unroll dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Press to form 12x8-inch rectangle; firmly press perforations to seal.
  8. Top dough with seafood mixture and sprinkle shredded cheese as final layer.
  9. Bake at 375°F.
  10. for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  11. Cut into squares.
Most Helpful

Really good & easy. Made these as an appy for a Key West-themed b'day dinner for DH, and I only tried ONE small square, as these were eaten up quickly! I used reduced-fat crescents. I mixed up the topping early in the day & refrigerated a few hours till I got ready to bake. Served with a bottled creamy chipotle sauce that some spread on top of these squares. One thing - the toppings kind of fall off. I wonder if a dab of mayo or something might hold it 'together'?? Or a little more cheese might 'bind' it ... :) Thanks for suggesting this recipe, ms bold.

newspapergal March 14, 2005

These are great and have made these for many years! I am not fond of the imitation crab and I just go ahead and splurge for guests and use real crab for these since we are so close to the Chesapeake bay. I have never put cheese on the final layer instead I make a sauce for dipping. A good basic appetizer that can be built according to taste.

Little Bee December 21, 2003