Quick and Easy Crabmeat Dressing

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is great for a dressing, stuffing, as a bed for Shrimp Scampi, or by itself. You can buy those little crab shells to stuff and broil, mold it into a loaf pan and bake, or use it to dress any main meat entree. This is a recipe from my wife's mother's collection.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces seasoned stuffing mix, instant, cornbread flavored
  • 8 ounces crabmeat, imitation-fresh whichever you prefer
  • 1 garlic clove, fresh, sliced paper thin
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 13 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 dash paprika
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 12 cups water, whatever is called for in the stuffing directions
  • 14 cup margarine, whatever is called for in the stuffing directions
  • 1 dash cooking spray


  1. Sauté garlic, onions, celery, and parsley. Set aside.
  2. Shred the crab meat.
  3. Prepare the stuffing mix as per instructions on the box but DO NOT COOK. In other words, just mix the water, butter, and stuffing mix together, without cooking it.
  4. Stir into the crab meat, add garlic powder, and mix until blended.
  5. Spoon into loaf pan treated with no-stick cooking spray (DO NOT PRESS).
  6. Brush lightly with butter, sprinkle with paprika, and bake covered in a 375°F oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove covering, add parmesan cheese, and continue to bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes to allow the top to brown.
  8. Serve as a side dish, the main dish, or a bed for Shrimp Scampi.