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
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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

2 muffin halves (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-fat cheeses) equals 346 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g 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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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2013

"Very good and easy."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

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

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."

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!!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2012

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

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