Crab Melts Recipe
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Crab Melts Recipe

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These special open-faced sandwiches from Donna Bennett of Washougal, Washington have wonderful crab and cheese flavor. "This recipe closely resembles a dish my husband and I enjoyed at a favorite restaurant several years ago," Donna writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 teaspoons minced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 2 English muffins, split
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese (1/2 ounce each)
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese (1/2 ounce each)
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 346 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 857mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, celery and onion. Place muffins on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat until toasted. Spread each muffin half with crab mixture. Top with tomato and cheeses; sprinkle with paprika. Broil until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Crab Melts in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p37

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emfleming User ID: 4512655 253780
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"We were given a bunch of steamed crabs so I went searching for a recipe. This was a great find! I had a lot of crab meat so I just increased the other ingredients; it turned out very well. I will definitely make this again. Just watch out for the broiler; it doesn't take long."

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 94122
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Very good and easy."

kbrandt88 User ID: 6981088 162077
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"These were excellent...I added a little bit of garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper to the mix...Yum!!!"

terratoo User ID: 1743775 162202
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This is a favorite dinner entree of ours being crab lovers. I've even doubled the amount of crab desiring more filling. Just watch that it doesn't "burn" when placing in the broiler."

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 94191
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"This "Crab Melts" recipe is a very good recipe to entertain just the two of you for lunch, brunch, or a quick snack! There are fabulous variations open for your adding to the sandwiches! YUM!!"

kerrynjames User ID: 5662698 147101
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"We got impatient and ate it too soon, but it was great other than that!"

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