Crab-Stuffed Potatoes Recipe
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Crab-Stuffed Potatoes Recipe

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Crabmeat is a favorite in this part of the country. It gives twice-baked potatoes great flavor, and the onions add zip-potato lovers rave about them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions or chives
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (6-1/2 ounces) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed or 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, cut up
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 218 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein .


  1. Bake potatoes at 425° for 45-55 minutes or until tender. When cool enough to handle, halve potatoes lengthwise. Carefully scoop out pulp into a bowl, leaving a thin shell. Set shells aside. Beat or mash potato pulp with butter, cream, salt and pepper until smooth. Using a fork, stir in onions or chives and cheese. Gently mix in crab. Stuff shells. Sprinkle with paprika. Return to the oven for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Crab-Stuffed Potatoes in Country December/January 1994, p51

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cbenne12 38180
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"Wonderfully easy and delicious!! We made our into mashed potatoes instead of baked."

MouseladyinTX 5367
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"These are absolutedly scrumpious."

3samoyed 5366
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I make these frequently. They are terrific and get great reviews."

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