35 Crazy-Good Crab Recipes

Get creative in the kitchen with these next-level crab recipes. From appetizers for entertaining to decadent date night meals, you could have crab for three courses with no complaints!

Steamed Snow Crab Legs

“I’m not a fan of cold crab legs served over ice, so I was excited to try this recipe at home! They’re so simple yet so good.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Crab & Artichoke Dip

“This recipe is really good! The kids finished it in less than 15 minutes.”


Soft-Shell Crabs With Lemon-Butter Sauce

"Soft-shell crabs are my favorite thing to eat! I have them in the freezer year-round. This recipe is delicious!”

-susie cooks

Creamy Artichoke Spinach & Crab Dip

"Delicious! Everyone loved it. We served it with a sourdough baguette. The tomato added a nice flavor contrast and a pop of color."


Spinach-Artichoke Crab Dip

“This is a classic dip but always a huge hit at any gathering! It's always easy, quick and best of all — delicious!”

-Corrinne J

Crab Quiche

"I made this today and it was fantastic. The blend of cheeses were perfect!”


Crab Asparagus Salad

Refreshing and light, this dish is summer in a salad.

Crab Salad Roll-Ups

"I really really liked this! I doubled it and did half with olives, and half without. The half without was the bigger hit!”

-Lightly Toasted

Crab Salad-Stuffed Potato Skins

A creamy crab salad with a crispy potato with a foundation of flavor and texture!

Dungeness Crab Tacos With Radishes

Create a masterpiece that will wow your guests. Watch their eyes light up when they take the first bite!

Cheese & Crab Cups

“These are great for a girls hangout night! I use crescent roll dough and it’s so good.”

-RedSoxsNation 33fan

Scallion Crab Quiche

“A great recipe! Very rich, easy to make and my husband and I both like it!”

-Cinda Lu

Chesapeake Bay Rosy Crab Soup

“I loved this recipe! Not only was it delicious and full of flavor, but it was so easy to make! It took practically no time at all.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Low-Fat Chicken & Crab Gumbo

“A healthy and delicious stew that stretches chicken and crabmeat a long way! Add more hot sauce if you like heat.”


Crab & Cream Cheese Delight

“What a great, easy and tasty recipe. My guests loved it! I made it for Thanksgiving.”


Kimchi Crab Spring Rolls

“Don't be intimidated by the title! These kimchi crab spring rolls are delicious and easy to make.”

-Chuck Hughes

Crab, Corn & Mozzarella Toasts

“This simple and stylish canapé brings together the sweet flavors of crab and corn with sumptuous stretch mozzarella. Serve these toasts family-style at your next summer get together to impress guests.”

-Mary Jenny

Crab & Artichoke Appetizer Pizza

"This was really good! I think this would also be great with baby shrimp. I’ll make this again."

-susie cooks

Pepper Medley Crab & Avocado Salad

“Our fresh and delicious crab and avocado salad is perfect as an appetizer or a lovely lunch. The spice of the pepper medley and the cool creaminess of the avocado creates a perfect balance of flavor.”

-Corrinne J

Thai Coconut Crab Salad

Dress up a simple dish by putting it in a martini glass, or serving it in a large bowl for heftier portions!

Avocado & Crab Pasta

“A warm pasta dish full of color and texture.”

-Wild Thyme Flour

Crab Pasta Salad

"A super recipe that is very easy and loved by all. I’ve already made it a number of times! The lemon gave it a great taste.”


Crab Salad in Avocado Halves

“Yummy! I used fresh Dungeness crab and followed the directions exactly. So easy. We served this with a nice glass of chardonnay.”

-susie cooks

Crab Melts

"These were very good. I knew we’d like them as we’ve had a similar dish with tuna and provolone. I liked the addition of sour cream and bell pepper.”


Grilled Crab Legs

“Wonderful! I brushed crab legs with olive oil and sprinkled both sides with spices. We grilled them for three minutes on each side and it was flavorful enough without any dipping sauce!”


Crab Rangoon

“These crab Rangoons were so addicting! The combination of the crunch and creamy center was so good. I thought frying them would be intimidating but that was actually the fun part!”


Joe's Crab Shack Crab Dip

"I doubled the recipe for four people and it was inhaled! My neighbor and I started eating it before our husbands got inside and they complained we didn't leave them enough.”


Ultimate Crab & Spinach Manicotti With Parmesan Sauce

"This filling and sauce was great! I made ravioli using wonton wrappers. My husband thought I spent the whole day cooking!”


Cheesy Crab Appetizer

“Fast and tasty! I had this at a Christmas gathering. We will definitely make these for super bowl Sunday.”


Crab & Shrimp Crepes With Mornay Sauce

"This recipe is to die for! Rich, elegant and completely worth the effort. I served this with stuffed artichokes and spinach salad.”


Crab Rice

"My mom use to make this dish for me 43 years ago. It was good then like it is now!"


Crab Ceviche Appetizer

“One of our holiday appetizers back in December. A nice and easy recipe to serve with crackers.”


Jersey Crab Burger

“A delicious and unique burger! I loved the addition of the cheddar cheese on top and potato dinner rolls. The spices blend together very well.”


Crab Chowder

"I can't say enough about this recipe. It's perfect! The veggies are great together and it has the perfect amount of seasoning and spice.”


Crab & Prawn Ravioli in Seafood Bisque

"I made this tonight for my wife and stepson and it won't be the last time. So simple and so tasty."

-Paul R.