Crab Melt Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This open-faced classic is irresistible! Melty flavors and the golden appearance make the sandwich a hit at luncheons for all ages, or you could serve it as part of a light dinner. —Verla Stapleton, Cibolo, TX


  • 6 English muffins, split
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat, drained


  1. Brush muffins with butter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until toasted.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, egg yolks, onion and seasonings. Fold in crab. Spread 3 tablespoons crab mixture over each muffin half.
  3. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Can you freeze Crab Melt Sandwiches?

Cover and freeze uncooked crab-topped muffins in a single layer for up to 2 months. Place frozen muffins on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, then broil for 5 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Test Kitchen tips
  • The egg yolks add a richness to the crab mixture that makes these taste special.
  • The crab mixture can be made ahead and chilled until you're ready to assemble and broil the sandwiches.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 English muffin half: 230 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.