27 Best Crab Cake Recipes

Delicate crab cakes are perfect as an appetizer or the main course, so enhance your classic crab cake recipe with some of our best renditions and sauces!

Classic Old Bay Crab Cakes

"I also love to add green onion stems and chop finely. It adds another great flavor to the crab cakes!'

-Barbara W

Maryland Crab Cakes

"Nothing beats a Maryland crabcake like this - so yummy!"


Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

"This recipe was a big hit at Thanksgiving this year! I loved that you can do it all in one bowl and that you don't have the mess of using a frying pan. Plus, it's great to have a healthier option."


No-Cook Crab Cakes

A quick, healthy, deconstructed version of a crab cake!

Moroccan-Spiced Crab Cakes

"Wow, the sauce is especially scrumptious!"


Spicy Crab Cakes With Key Lime Mustard Sauce

A delicious crab cake topped with your own homemade key lime sauce!

Crab Cakes With Chardonnay Cream Sauce

"The Chardonnay Cream Sauce was the highlight of this dish. It really contributed a lot of flavor and brought the whole dish together into a wonderful light meal!"


Crab Cake-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mini crab cakes take stuffed mushrooms to the next level.

Mini Crab Cakes With Avocado Salsa

"This was fantastic! I loved the avocado salsa, and paired with the crab-cakes made for a wonderful addition! I made mine 2 hours ahead to firm up the crabcake, and it was quite delightful."

-Andi Longmeadow Farm

Crab Cake Croquettes

A bite-sized snack perfect for a pre-game appetizer, or just to prepare the family for an epic feast ahead!

Spicy Jalapeno Crab Cakes

"Wow these were fantastic! I made these about an hour before I needed them and put them in the fridge before cooking. Even my 13 year old thought these were great and asked me to make more."

-Cilantro in Canada

5 Ingredient - Simple Crab Cakes

"This is a quick and easy recipe to prepare for any dinner party and uses very few dishes!"


Cranberry Crab Cakes

"I picked this recipe to use up leftover cranberries and these are delicious! The combination of ingredients was wonderful and made an appetizing dinner accompanied with salad."


Little Crab Cakes With Wasabi Mayonnaise

Kick it up a notch with these spicy bites!

Crab Cakes With Chipotle Peppers

"This fresh, crisp & tender crab cake has a nice spicy, smokey taste with a Southern kick to it!"


Baked Crab Cakes

"Marvelous recipe for crab cakes! These have excellent flavor and texture. I added some chopped, sauted vegetables (bell pepper, carrot, and onion) for color and flavor."


Thai Style Crab and Prawn Cakes

"Absolutely delicious. I added more green curry paste than the recipe stated & added green beans. I also chopped raw prawns instead of cooked. I find this makes it more moist & gives it a lovely texture. Will definitely use this recipe again!"


Copycat Red Lobster Crab Cakes

A Red Lobster classic waiting to be served at your dining room table!

Crab Cakes With Lemon Garlic Aioli Sauce

"A no-fail delicious crab cake recipe!"

-Dine Dish

Asian Shrimp and Crab Cakes

"Yummy! I loved the touch of ginger flavor. I also used yogurt instead of mayo to cut some calories and it seemed to work fine! I'll definitely be making these again."

-Lisa Miller

Mini Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

"Wow! This recipe is definitely worth the time. The remoulade is also good for many other uses, use your creative mind and let it roll. I keep it on hand in my fridge like all my other condiments - perfect for a shrimp dipping sauce too!"


Spicy Crab Cakes

"Mmmm, we really liked these little cakes! They were very different from anything we have had, and though I used crab from a tin, I'm sure fresh crab would make them taste even better."

-Tea Jenny

New England Crab Cakes

"Crunchy, tasty with just the right balance of seasoning, these cakes are absolutely fabulous!"


Crab Cakes - Creole Style

"Great and easy-to-make crab cakes! The spicing was perfect in these as was the texture. Thanks for sharing a great recipe."


Louisiana Deviled Crab Cakes

"This recipe turned out so great that our whole Supper Club wanted it. I pulled appetizer for the evening, made four times the quantity and they left the plate like wild fire! Exceptional taste and simple to make."

-Jan Waters

Crab Cakes With Thai Sweet Chili Sauce & Marinated Cucumber

Your own recipe for scrumptious crab cakes topped with a decadent sauce and cucumbers!

Crab Cake Salad

"This was great. I didn't have panko bread crumbs so I crumbled up some garlic flavored biscuits, and rolled the crab into the crumbs to form the cakes! Pan fried it all in butter - yum."

-Chef Smig52