Crab on a Muffin Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Simple, delicious, cheesy, freezes well. Can be served as an appetizer or for a luncheon, depending how you slice it. Be sure to take a copy of the recipe along, cause everyone will want a copy -- no kidding!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 English muffins
  • 1 lb crabmeat
  • 13 cup butter
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar old English cheese (by Kraft)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • parsley (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning (or crab seasoning of choice)


  1. Melt butter in skillet.
  2. Add Old English cheese until all is melted.
  3. Remove from heat, add mayonnaise, parsley and Old Bay.
  4. Gently fold in crab meat.
  5. Cut muffins in half.
  6. LIGHTLY toast muffins (just until they start to toast).
  7. Cut the muffins into 1/4ths, for appetizers.
  8. Spread the crab/cheese mixture onto each 1/4th.
  9. You may freeze at this point.
  10. To cook, bake at 350°, for 20 minutes, till bubbly.
  11. For luncheon, spread the mixture on the muffin half and cook as directed.


Most Helpful

I have been looking for a recipe for this for some time. This was exactly the one I was looking for. Not fussy, quick to make. Although, as a personal preferences, I used about half of the butter called for, and it was not missed at all. Tasted just fine, and made me feel a little better about eating it!

lbandbuggy January 20, 2006

Delicious, and just make sure you freeze this first, as I did it one year without freezing it first, and I hated it.

katrinepa2 December 30, 2013

delicious!- my sister made these, they disappeared as fast as she made them!- she couldn't remember exactly what was in them- I checked and here is the exact recipe she had- great tip to cup them into 4ths- she hadn't done that and the went fast-
thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

NanaBoutique February 06, 2011

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